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The Importance of a Strategic Environmental Monitoring Program

Posted by Paige Krzysko

July 22, 2016 at 9:30 AM

brochure3_blog.pngEnvironmental monitoring plays an instrumental role in ensuring food safety at plant facilities. Product contamination is a leading cause of recalls and FSMA will soon require verification of preventive measures taken to keep food safe. Accordingly, companies should invest in monitoring programs to catch potential problems before products are released for consumer consumption.

To develop a comprehensive food safety program under FSMA, plant management teams need to determine the areas in a facility where hazards may exist, establish preventive controls and verify that those controls are effective. This ties directly into environmental monitoring because companies are strongly recommended to regularly collect samples from different areas of production plants, particularly in areas with potential hazards.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Training, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Environmental Monitoring, Training, FSMA

Conestoga College and Mérieux NutriSciences Create Unique Classroom & Hands-On Training Opportunity in Environmental Monitoring

Posted by Jeff Lucas

August 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Mérieux NutriSciences ConestogaWith increasing frequency, manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada are revisiting the basics of environmental monitoring programs and pursuing more advanced investigational techniques. Conestoga College and Mérieux NutriSciences will team together to host an “Environmental Monitoring Program and Aseptic Techniques” short course on September 29-30, 2015, in Cambridge, ONT.

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Topics: Food Safety Training, Environmental Monitoring, Training

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