Matching Food, Beverage, and Tobacco with Quality Autoclaves for Reliable Quality Control

Tobacco is taking a hit in both US and EU markets as governments move to increase regulations. First, the US Food and Drug Administration came out with a potential plan to dramatically reduce the nicotine level of cigarettes.  Four months later, the EU announced new track-and-trace regulations for European tobacco manufacturers in an effort to … Continue reading “Matching Food, Beverage, and Tobacco with Quality Autoclaves for Reliable Quality Control”

Cost-Effective Safety Testing and Quality Control for Cosmetic Manufacturers

Although regulations and standards for cosmetic manufacturing in the US are often characterized as sparse, FDA statistics have confirmed for many years that this is one of the safest product categories Americans regularly use. Why? Because reputable cosmetic manufacturers—whether they make shampoo, lipstick, or deodorant—always confirm product safety before hitting the market, and conduct regular … Continue reading “Cost-Effective Safety Testing and Quality Control for Cosmetic Manufacturers”

The FDA Goes to Bat for Public Health

Major American food manufacturer ConAgra was slapped with the US’s largest criminal food safety fine on December 13, 2016. ConAgra has been ordered to pay an $8 million fine and $3.2 million in asset forfeiture for shipping Peter Pan peanut butter infected with Salmonella. This outbreak occurred in 2006-07 and affected at least 700 people in … Continue reading “The FDA Goes to Bat for Public Health”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of US Food Safety

Germs are everywhere. Keeping the dangerous ones out of our stomachs is the explicit job of manufacturer food safety testing programs. With the abundance of technology available for testing and treatment, why are we faced with multi-state outbreaks of Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria? For example, there have been four recalls of pistachios in the … Continue reading “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of US Food Safety”