What are Special Projects and in what instances can you use it to support your product? Eurofins Microbiology Special Projects Manager Bill Centrella provides an overview and some examples.
In this interview, Eurofins’ Gary Smith offers some insights, and talks about challenges involved in moving from traditional GMP audits to GFSI-recognized food safety certification audits.
Prof. P C Vasavada provides a preview of his upcoming presentation at the Food Safety Consortium, in which he will speak about food safety testing trends, and discuss approaches for testing of food and food plant environment, emphasizing microbial and other significant food hazards.
Jordan Shaw, Microbiology Quality Manager for Eurofins US , talks about ISO accreditation, importance of lab design, dealing with hot samples, and practical challenges that food safety testing labs commonly encounter.
“A good training program needs to address why are we doing this, what is the reason and rationale behind the training. The WHY is as important as WHAT we need to do. Often times, trainers are great auditors, but bad trainers.” – Eurofins’ Gary Smith.
False positive results (in which a sample that does not contain pathogens is incorrectly shown as positive) are a nuisance. But false negative test results—which fail to detect true pathogenic organisms in the sample—are just not unacceptable.
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.