Industry Solutions: Food Production

At Gem Scientific, we work closely with companies across the whole food industry, from farms and production facilities through to distribution networks, restaurants and beyond.

We supply the very best products to help them 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.

Key Areas

On this page, we are going to focus on 5 key areas for the food industry but if you need a solution you don’t see here please get in touch.

Sample Handling

Sampling handling is an important activity within the entire food production process where a small portion of a product is taken for testing.

Thorough handling of samples is important to ensure integrity and to prevent deterioration and cross-contamination. Samples which are handled incorrectly can give misleading results and compromise the quality of your product.

Hygiene Monitoring

Keeping all areas of your food production facility clean is an important daily task. Residues remaining on surfaces provide nutrients for spoilage or pathogenic bacteria to thrive, which could lead to product contamination.

You can be proactive by using a hygiene management system which is a useful way to identify areas needing attention. The 3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring Systems can give cleaning validation results quickly allowing you to take corrective action immediately.

“Cleaning procedures for the processing equipment, food contact surfaces and environmental cleaning in high-care/high-risk areas shall as a minimum include the cleaning records and responsibility for verification”

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 7 – Clause 4.11.2)

Rapid Microbiology

Every type of food we eat is routinely analysed to ensure it is safe and of high quality. Not only do these tests ensure quality for the consumer, they are also essential in safeguarding the reputation of your brand.

Using 3M Rapid Microbiological tests allows you to increase productivity without sacrificing accuracy and reliability. The range includes Petrifilm count plates, which are designed to give fast, simple and reliable results.

Allergen Management

All food businesses will need to provide information about the allergenic ingredients used in food sold or provided by them. The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (No.1169/2011) outlines the new requirements for businesses.

Designed for accurate detection of processed and unprocessed allergen proteins, 3M™ Allergen Protein Rapid Tests are fast, easy tests can be used for Environmental swabs, CIP rinse water, Raw ingredients, Liquid final products and Solid final products

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pH and Temperature Measurement

Monitoring pH and temperature is another routine area of food production. Gem Scientific specialises in providing instruments designed specifically for this industry.

Special food-care pH meters are high accuracy handheld systems with tough probes designed for measuring liquids and solids. A wide range of thermometers are also available for food production and for catering and restaurants.

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