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Zoe Davis

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Food Safety Culture  |  Food Safety Education  |  Sample6

Overview of Food Safety Routine Testing

Routine testing in regards to microbiological food safety is monitored by the Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS). Monitoring can be done to a variety of aspects of the food safety plant and with a variety of techniques and machinery. With that said, there are general guidelines and steps that the FSIS recommends with safety sampling. We also looked into food safety testing around the world and if it varied greatly between the US, Europe and Asia.

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Bacteria  |  Food Safety Education  |  Infographic

[INFOGRAPHIC] Meet More Bugs, Know More Enemies

Over the summer, we introduced you to some of the most frequent causes of foodborne illnesses. There are over 200 known species of bacteria that are related to foodborne illnesses. Here are five more that are frequent offenders and have made a few headlines.

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Featured Companies  |  Food Safety Education  |  Industry News

Food Safety Profile: Backyard Farms and Their Tomatoes

Here at Sample6, we like to give a shout out to companies that are doing food safety right.  Based out of Madison, Maine, Backyard Farms has food safety as their number one priority, and they won an award for it! They grow fresh tomatoes year round in a 42-acre greenhouse, complete with dynamic quality monitoring systems.

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Food Safety Education  |  Industry News  |  Regulations Explained

FSMA 2016: What's new and what's next

FSMA has been enacted into law for almost 5 years, and is kept up to date with the newest food safety innovations. In September, we talked about new preventative measures for human and animal food. 2016 has begun with creating new legislation in regards to produce production and processing, as well as the finalization of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) that applies to both human and animal food. FSMA continues to define and help implement safe environments for all parts of the food production process!

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Bacteria  |  Food Safety Education

Cronobacter and babies

Cronobacter is a lesser known bacterium, but can be just as dangerous as the more famous ones like Salmonella and E. coli. This bacterium can survive in dry environments, such as powdered baby formula, powdered milk, herbal teas and starches. It can also survive outside of a host organism and so, can be found on kitchen counters and food production factory surfaces. Learn more about how to keep your food safe in every process of preparation!

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Campylobacter-who?

Campylobacter is a spiral-shaped bacteria that can sicken humans and other animals. It is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness, moreso than Salmonella. With that said, it is not usually associated with outbreaks. The FDA estimates that the bacteria affects roughly 1.3 million persons every year. Read more to find out why we should give them more attention!

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