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Environmental Monitoring for BRCGS: Allergen Management

Welcome to our Environmental Monitoring for BRC Global Standards for Food Safety (BRCGS) series. Download our free guide today. Allergen management takes place at multiple points in production, starting with a raw material assessment, then production line and personnel cross contamination then through to end-product testing. BRCGS 5.3 concerns allergen management and the systems in place to manage the allergenic materials and minimise the risk of contamination, with clause 5.3.8 specifically addressing allergen cleaning regimes. As legislation requires that the presence of food allergens to be clearly labelled on the... Read More

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Environmental Monitoring for BRCGS: How robust is your program?

Welcome to our Environmental Monitoring for BRC Global Standards for Food Safety (BRCGS) series. Download our free guide today. There is no universal blueprint for an environmental monitoring program within the food production industry. Individual companies design and structure their programs based on their own specific manufacturing environment and hazard analysis. Whatever food you are manufacturing, from apple sauce to zwieback, a robust environmental monitoring plan is a cornerstone of working towards the BRC Global Standards for Food Safety (BRCGS). We have put together a free downloadable guide to the... Read More

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Food Industry Month: Conclusion

Week 1: Environmental Monitoring Recognising food safety and quality issues As the world increasingly recognises food safety and food quality failures, there’s more emphasis 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... Read More

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A guide to General Allergen Monitoring

Content: What is a food allergy? Key allergens Production facilities Kitchens Non-packaged food Packaged food Cleaning surfaces Training staff Our allergen product range What is a food allergy? A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to food triggers a harmful immune response. This immune response, or allergic reaction, occurs because the immune system attacks proteins in the food that are normally harmless. The proteins that trigger the reaction are called allergens. In the UK it is the law for food businesses to inform consumers if they use... Read More

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Farm to Fork March – Food Industry

Each month we will be looking into an industry. This March we are looking into the food industry. Stay tuned to our socials for videos and more blogs Week 1 We begin with micro-organisms. We will be taking a look at environmental monitoring and food process contamination. MicroSnap Range Petrifilm Range Hygiena™ EnSURE Touch Luminometer 3M™ Clean-Trace™ LM1 Hygiene Monitoring and Management System Week 2 Provide your facility with rapid and accurate hygiene verification to support your HACCP program. We have a wide range of hygiene monitoring products. Week 3 Simplify... Read More

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Food Testing Reconstructed

Delving into the world of the burger with a handy infographic to show which product is used in every stage of a burger. From the bread to the surface you prepare it on, you need to test, analyse and clean. Testing bread with a 3M™ Gluten Protein Rapid Kit Streamline your process and simplify your food allergen testing with 3M Allergen Protein Rapid Tests – qualitative immunochromatographic assays for rapid in-plant monitoring of specific food allergens. For more information about this product, visit the Allergen Land here Testing bacon with a Hanna... Read More

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Product Launch: 3M Allergen Protein Rapid Tests

Streamline your process and simplify your allergen testing with the new 3M Allergen Protein Rapid Tests. This week Gem Scientific is adding a new product line from 3M Allergen Protein Rapid Tests. Designed for accurate detection of processed and unprocessed allergen proteins, these fast, easy tests can be used for clean-in-place (CIP) final rinse water, environmental swab samples, raw ingredients and both solid and liquid finished food products. Take the Hassle out of Allergen Testing The 3M Allergen Protein Rapid Tests are available for the following: Almond Cashew Coconut Egg... Read More