Our Top 6 Hottest Blog Posts from 2016

Posted by Phillip Berry on Jan 4, 2017 10:27:00 AM

While we are excited to continue to deliver topical & insightful content in 2017, we felt one last nostalgic look back at Auld Lang Syne's 2016 hottest blog posts would be fun. It's one of the places we celebrate new advancements and technology in food safety year round. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed writing them! Here are our top 6 most popular for 2016. 

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Fresh to Market: Innovation Ensuring Faster, Safer Produce to Shelves

Posted by Mandi Kim, Food Safety Specialist on Aug 15, 2016 10:50:52 AM

Getting fresh produce to market while still ensuring quality and safety is often a paradox in the produce industry. The demand for more product with longer shelf life continues to rise as people try to eat healthier foods. However, public health data, recent recalls and outbreaks amidst increasing consumer awareness and changing regulatory requirements create a very challenging landscape for today’s growers, packers, retailers and other links throughout the supply chain. As a result, produce companies are turning to innovative solutions to help them meet the demands of producing and providing safe, quality products in a timely manner.

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How much Time Do You Spend Cooking?

Posted by Lauretta Johnson on May 17, 2016 12:50:50 PM

I recently attended the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) Science Forum in Washington, DC. This was my fourth time attending and find it to be one of the most educational meetings. What makes this meeting unique is the commitment and open mindedness to new concepts, technologies, and strategies that will keep driving the industry forward through the next decades.

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Are You Still Proving the Negative with Your Environmental Listeria Program?

Posted by Mandi Kim, Food Safety Specialist on Mar 9, 2016 9:47:44 AM

In light of recent events, food processors are starting to change how they view their environmental monitoring programs. Listeria recalls and outbreaks are occurring too often and now affecting a broader range of food products such as pet treats and caramel apples, which have not been linked with Listeria contamination in the past.  

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Pathogen Technology Drives Higher Resolution In Food Safety Testing

Posted by Mary Duseau on Feb 18, 2016 12:59:01 PM

Originally published by Food Online, January 6, 2016

Higher resolution can Pluto.pngbring dramatic change in the discovery and understanding of the world around us. One great example is the recent pictures sent back from the New Horizons spacecraft. As Recently as five years ago. Pluto was a pixelated gray dot with definition. In 2006, NASA launched the New Horizons Spaceship knowing that the investment would not pay off for another decade. The recent pictures of Pluto have provided resolution of the atmosphere and landscape never thought possible.

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Your Mission...Eliminate Environmental Listeria

Posted by Dan Behler on Nov 5, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Listeria has been in the news a lot lately. There have been two dozen recalls this year associated with Listeria from a wide variety of products including apples, cheeses, salads, corn, green beans, ice cream, dog food, and list goes on.

Listeria is ubiquitous in nature and it’s not surprising that it finds its way into the food processing environment. The challenge is to find it and take proactive steps to prevent it from reaching product contact surfaces and contaminating the final product.

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The complexity of spicy cinnamon chocolate ice cream

Posted by Bindu Sundaresan, Ph.D on Oct 7, 2015 2:31:49 PM

I recently attended the International Dairy Show in Chicago in the hopes of expanding my knowledge of the dairy segment and meeting some of the experts in the field. The greatest benefit of being at a dairy show, is the opportunity to get a taste of a variety of delightful ice creams – spicy cinnamon chocolate, walnut- raspberry, tiramisu, to name a few as well as a seemingly endless variety of cheeses and dairy beverages.

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