Throughout March we took an indepth look at the different areas of food manufacture, problems that can arise and the innovative solutions that can help. At Gem Scientific, we work closely with companies across the whole food industry which gives us the experience to help you choosing the right products for your business. Below is a round of up of the areas we have covered over the course of the last four weeks:

Week 1: Environmental Monitoring

Recognising food safety and quality issues
As the world increasingly recognises food safety and food quality failures, there’s more emphasise on the environmental monitoring programs. Read more…

Environmental monitoring for spoilage organisms
Environmental monitoring is used by food production companies to plan for microbial spoilage as it allows them to address the issues as they arise. Read more…

The importance of identifying specific goals in environmental monitoring
Although there isn’t a universally recognised framework for environmental monitoring, there are some approaches which are consistent with other parts of food safety and quality management e.g. HACCP. Read more…

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Week 2: Hygiene Monitoring

Guide to ATP monitoring
ATP monitoring is a quick, simple-to-use testing method for assessing the cleanliness of surfaces in food processing facilities. Food and beverage facilities are using ATP monitoring to validate that there is no presence of ATP. Read more…

Swabbing Techniques
Learn how to achieve accurate and reliable swabbing on surfaces and machinery at your facility. Use our tips and directions how to activate both 3M and Hygiena swabs. Read more…

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Week 3: Allergens

Did You Know… 10 Facts About Food Allergies

Kicking allergen week off with 10 facts about Allergens. Some might be familiar, some may come as a surprise! Read more…

A guide to General Allergen Monitoring
Learn about allergens in production areas, kitchens and restaurants. Find information about training your staff, ensuring surfaces are cleaned and where allergen information should be visible. Read more…

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Week 4:

What is M.A.P?
Modified Atmosphere Packaging (M.A.P) is used to extend the shelf life of fresh food products. All foods have different gas compositions. Red meat needs high levels of oxygen to maintain the red colour, vegetables usually need a three-gas mixture and bread requires low levels of oxygen to avoid mould. Read more…

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Gem Scientific supply the very best products to help companies comply with existing food hygiene and safety legislation and work with end-users to get them the products they need to help them work towards accredited statuses such as BRC7 and SALSA.

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