30 08, 2019

Internal Production Safety System Implementation Series/Food Safety (IPSSIS/FS)

2019-08-29T13:01:40+02:00By |

In this series we will explore the intricacies of implementing and maintaining an internal safety system for a food production facility. The IPSSIS/FS for general food safety (FS) will approach a step wise implementation of a safety system for a food production premises from the “most important” aspects or safety control points (SCPs) to the “less important” SCPs.

29 08, 2019

Microbiological Troubleshooting : What To Do With A Positive Result

2019-08-28T17:08:14+02:00By |

Firstly we need to determine the extent of the contamination. We do this by: Examining any existing microbiological results. Physically examine the foods Have they blown Is the product off Showing any signs of spoilage Test additional samples from the same batch to determine extent of problem. Is the contamination sporadic or has it affected the entire batch? Testing batches immediately before and after the affected batch. These would tell us if there is a trend that has developed or a ‘once off’ concern.

16 08, 2019

Food Safety @ Home : Packing School Lunches

2019-08-16T08:54:34+02:00By |

Children are more at risk for foodborne illness, and therefore parents and caregivers need to pack their lunches with food safety in mind. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 50% of annual salmonella infections happen to infants and school-age children, this is likely because the immune systems of children are not adequately developed to fight off the bacteria that can grow on foods. Temperature control is a major factor, especially during the summer months. Here are a few tips on keeping our little ones’ lunches safe.

8 08, 2019

2019-10-10T09:48:31+02:00By |

How To Grow Your Own Hand Bacteria How clean are your kids hands? A fun biology experiment for your child. Dirty hands accounts for [...]