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  1. 5 Food Safety Focus Areas For 2018

    I can hardly believe we’re at the end of 2017; what a year for food safety! In reflection, it was challenging to identify key food safety issues having a pivotal impact on food safety. That said, I believe the Neumann Risk Services (NRS) Top 5 Food Safety Topics identified below brought revolutionary changes to the way the food industry tackled food safety issues in 2017 and will alter how we approach food safety and how we do business in 2018 and beyond.

  2. Third-Party Audits: Trials, Tribulations, And How To Exceed Requirements

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes are being used as the base requirement for many supply chain verification and supplier approval programs, but are customers using them independently? In many incidences, I have noted customers are taking only the GFSI certificate as a verification step without fully understanding the challenges that the schemes are having. Here, I review some of those challenges.

  3. Tackling Food Fraud: Inside The EU-China-Safe Partnership

    Over the past decade, scandals related to adulterated and fake food have made international headlines and generated waves of consumer backlash. This column will explore a new partnership between China and The EU that aims to take down food fraud.

  4. Spoetzl Brewery Treats Wastewater And Taps Into Green Energy With ADI-BVF® Reactor

    Spoetzl Brewery, also known as the Shiner Brewing Association, is an independent brewery with a passion for handcrafting fine beers. Founded in 1909, Spoetzel has been recognized by many prestigious beer competitions such as the Australian International Beer Awards, the Great American Beer Festival, the European Beer Star, and the World Beer Cup.

  5. Town Of Creston Pretreats Brewery Wastewater With ADI-BVF® Reactor

    Creston is a town of approximately 5,000 people in southern British Columbia, Canada. Since 1959, Kokanee beer has been brewed in Creston at the Columbia Brewery, now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

  6. ADI Systems Helps Darigold Upgrade Its Wastewater Treatment System

    Darigold is one of North America’s largest dairy co-ops. Farmer-owned since 1918, Darigold represents over 500 family farms across the Northwest. It produces milk, sour cream, and cottage cheese.

  7. Wastewater Pretreatment System Helps Garelick Farms Reduce Loading To Local Sewer

    Founded in 1931, Garelick Farms manufactures a wide variety of beverages including milk, flavored milk, cream, orange juice, iced tea, lemonade, and fruit punch. The company, which prides itself on its fresh, delicious dairy products, has grown from its humble beginnings (when two brothers home-delivered bottles of milk) to become part of Dean Foods with over sixteen hundred employees and four large production facilities.

  8. Germicidal LEDs: A Viable Light Source For Food Safety

    In addition to their use for Point-of-Use Water Disinfection, UV-C LED-based solutions have now been demonstrated to offer novel and unique approaches to food production sanitation.

  9. 5 Ways Food Companies Can Win In The Digital Era

    In 2017, the food industry was filled with disruption — from Amazon acquiring Whole Foods, to significant growth in the meal-kit industry. Because of this, food companies are taking a holistic look at customer bases and determining any possible competitive advantage for 2018. In the year ahead, we'll see five ways the food industry will become more agile and opportunistic in order to win consumer loyalty.

  10. Modernized cGMP: The Nuts And Bolts Of A Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan

    Many HACCP plans are not well-integrated with prerequisite programs. Because of this, the food safety system isn't robust. In the first article of a two-part series, I will show that focusing on prerequisite programs, starting with cGMPs, is the best starting point for converting a HACCP plan into a Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan.