Contamination of food by foreign materials continues to be a problem for food manufacturers. While the first half of 2019 saw a dramatic increase in recalls, a deeper dive into those recalls gives a closer look at the most contaminated foods as well as provides insight into the most common vehicles for contamination in the food industry.
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No food manufacturer wants to deal with contaminated product, but when foreign material contamination happens, they need to have a process in place. Foreign material in food is something that occurs in many different ways and at every stage of the production process.
Contaminants can make their way into food in the field, during transportation to the production facility or at numerous points in the manufacturing process; they can be caused by anything from human error to mechanical failure.
Regardless of how the foreign material gets into the food, the big concern for plant management is the same: What should the next steps be?
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Topics: Processed Foods
You go above and beyond to ensure the consistent quality and safety of your food supply. You’re meticulous about making sure you exceed your customers’ expectations. You have tools and technologies in place to monitor performance and minimize potential problems at your plant. You’re proactive to a fault and dedicated to continuous improvement of your goods and services.
Even the most well-run plants and facilities will encounter a contamination issue at some point. It is an unfortunate, yet inevitable, part of the food industry