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Air Monitoring Under FSMA

The proposed FSMA rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food is making HACCP an integral part of all food manufacturing and mentions air as a potential source of contamination, but does not specify frequency. How can you take a risk-based approach in incorporating air monitoring into your HACCP plan? This week’s Ask the Expert focuses on Air Monitoring and Media Prep.

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Sangita Viswanathan, Former Editor-in-Chief, FoodSafetyTech
Sangita Viswanathan, Former Editor-in-Chief, FoodSafetyTech
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Ensuring Microbial Safety of Compressed Air

By Sangita Viswanathan
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Karen P. Cronholm, Director, Regional Marketing, for EMD Millipore’s BioMonitoring Group, says that “Compressed air contains water vapor, particulate matter, oil vapor and droplets, and microorganisms,” and this is a critical area that wasn’t paid much attention to until recently. The new FSMA standard has created a great opportunity for their products, Cronholm explains. Of…

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