Dr. Douglass Marshall, Chief Scientific Officer – Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories
Dr. Douglass Marshall, Chief Scientific Officer – Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories

Environmental Monitoring – Another Leg on the Food Safety Management Stool

By Sangita Viswanathan
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Food companies are finding a substantial non-regulatory push for environmental monitoring from their customers. As a result, firms without environmental monitoring programs will soon find it challenging to escape criticism from inspectors, auditors, and customers. In this Q&A, Eurofins’ Dr. Doug Marshall speaks about his workshop on Environmental Monitoring.

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Sangita Viswanathan, Former Editor-in-Chief, FoodSafetyTech
Sangita Viswanathan, Former Editor-in-Chief, FoodSafetyTech

FSMA Fridays: Concerns Around High-Risk Food Methodology

By Sangita Viswanathan
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“If this rule is a one-way street, where a food can only be moved from low-risk to being designated as ‘high-risk,’ then that would be disappointing and would detract from seeking improvement and rewarding behavior. The rule needs to consider situations such as when a company puts in specific mitigation steps in place, and so food can then be categorized as low risk” – Dr. David Acheson.

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Sangita Viswanathan, Former Editor-in-Chief, FoodSafetyTech
Sangita Viswanathan, Former Editor-in-Chief, FoodSafetyTech

Pet Food Safety: Regulations and Challenges

By Sangita Viswanathan
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While basic principles of human food safety apply to pet foods, there are differences and challenges such as testing for allergens and pathogens – both of which, if present, can be serious for pet owners. Pet food safety expert and auditor at Eurofins Alan Baumfalk talks about what the pet food industry is doing to address these challenges.

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