Food Safety News

Food Safety news occurs frequently. “New Food” magazine recently wrote an in depth article on Food Safety with quotes from Papa John’s, Chipolte and other companies.  Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. food safety efforts in the ingredient weighing and batching area include lot tracking for ingredients and batch validation.  This capability featured in nearly all ingredient batching systems from Sterling Systems & Controls allows the documentation of ingredient lots, traceability of ingredient lots, and confirms and validates that the correct ingredients and amounts are incorporated into each and every batch as they enter mixing.  Here are some great links to read more about Food Safety:

New Food

Ingredient Lot Tracking by Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.

And what is the latest in Food Safety news from the US government? Not always good. Scientists it seems are blaming government’s low prioritization of regulatory support for “listeria” as the likely cause for an outbreak.  Read more.  As illnesses and deaths occurred due to a Listeria outbreak from a food manufacturing company, the US government blames the company CEO, but a jury decision 10-2 in favor of acquittal didn’t buy it.

And what does W.H.O. (World Health Organization) have to say on the subject of Food Safety news? “Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhea to cancers. It also creates a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young children, elderly and the sick. Good collaboration between governments, producers and consumers is needed to help ensure food safety and stronger food systems.” Now they are known for their statements of obviousness.  Here is a link if you want to read more.