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10 Cool Things About Working in the Food Industry Only an Insider Would Understand

So you're in the food industry... That must mean your job is all about factories, hairnets, and production lines. Right?  People in the food industry are used to this common assumption. But we know there's much more to food production. Below are some of the cool things about the food industry only an insider would know.   

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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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Food Safety Culture  |  Food Safety Education  |  Regulations Explained

What is Organic, Really...

There has been a lot of recent attention to organic food products and organic farming. As more research comes out about the dangers of synthetic pesticides and inhumane agricultural practices, more support is going towards what is "natural."

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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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