Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by several different genera of fungi, including Aspergillus, Penicillium and Byssochlamys. It is most commonly associated with moldy apples, but patulin has been detected in pears, bananas, peaches, pineapple, blueberries, apricots, cherries and grapes. It has also been detected in Turkish figs, and studies have indicated a correlation between the
Has your food safety team identified your company’s biggest food safety vulnerabilities based on the nature of its business? Perhaps the most important component of any crisis plan is to initially conduct a vulnerabilities assessment with top management to determine the incidents that could most impact your company’s reputation and financial well-being. It should not
As more food manufacturing facilities continue to implement and comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Audit Schemes, they are also required to conduct Internal Audits of their Foods Safety Management Systems. Meeting these GFSI requirements involves developing a strong internal audit program that utilizes internal resources and trained auditors to perform internal audits.
We’re just a few weeks away from welcoming you to our Safe Food California conference. Because Safe Food Alliance is committed to providing leadership and guidance to the food industry, this year’s program is packed with food safety training and education tools that will deliver results for years to come. That’s why we owe our
Food safety has always been the No. 1 concern of California farmers and ranchers. In addition to developing practices that successfully protect food safety, farmers must now comply with a new Produce Safety Rule being implemented under federal law. A cooperative effort called the Food Safety Training Partnership will help California farmers comply. Created by