- April 11, 2022
Nelson-Jameson is a proud member of the Innovation Center for US Dairy. The Center and its members have a common goal “to advance a shared social responsibility platform and demonstrate U.S. dairy’s collective commitment to provide the world responsibly produced dairy foods that nourish people, strengthen communities and foster a sustainable future.”
Nelson-Jameson and the Center have a combined passion for furthering food safety in our nation. Recently, the Center published a terrific food safety resource for the dairy industry that includes numerous Spanish language materials. Resources to take advantage of include: interactive training courses for artisan ice cream and cheesemakers, food safety plan writing assistance, training support, pathogen guidance documents, and much
- January 17, 2022
Color-coding allows for easy and quick communication of information essential for food safety. Designating critical control areas and zones helps your sanitation program by ensuring that the tools stay in the areas in which they are meant to be used, doing jobs they are meant to do.
Color-coded programs also help avoid bacterial and allergen cross-contamination within a facility or from one application to another, allowing you to maintain a safe food processing facility.
Consider bringing in help to develop and maintain a color-coded program.
Contact our Product Specialists for assistance today!
- November 22, 2021
This content emphasizes the significance of proper disinfection in the food industry, particularly in food processing equipment, to eliminate pathogens and ensure a hygienic environment. While traditional chemicals have been integral in the cleaning process, Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light has emerged as an effective complementary disinfection method. UV-C light utilizes short wavelengths to rapidly deactivate and eliminate microorganisms such as bacteria, mold, and viruses. After a thorough standard cleaning, UV-C light is employed to reach into hard-to-reach places, enhancing the effects of traditional cleaning solutions and providing superior sanitation. The content introduces the Aurora UV Disinfecting Device from SMS Technologies as a state-of-the-art UV-C technology for efficient and easy cleaning of food processing equipment. Additionally, the nUVaCleanTM UV Pipette Carousel is highlighted as the first pipette rack that not only organizes and protects pipettes but also destroys over 99%
- November 08, 2021
For many people throughout the United States, hunting wild game is a beloved pastime--whether for the enjoyment of the outdoors, thrill of the hunt, or an economical way to obtain food. Along with this hobby comes many safety precautions. Just as a hunter should be trained in firearm safety and first aid procedures, food safety is also important. Educating one’s self on the dangers of foodborne illness is one step closer to harvesting a game animal for safe consumption.
Know The Risks
Harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and E.coli can live in raw or undercooked game meats. It is important to note the stages in which contamination may occur, and what steps can be taken to ensure you have processed your animal in the safest means possible.
Contamination can occur through the initial wound sustained by a bullet or an arrow. It is best to avoid hitting or puncturing the area around the stomach and intestines, as this would result in spoiling much of
- October 25, 2021
The score everyone wants to achieve for any “test” we have taken (from grade school through post-secondary education) is 100%. One Hundred is also the score that any company involved with the Safe Quality Food (SQF) standard wants to achieve.
But…What does 100% mean in SQF?
Does it mean that your company is doing everything right? What is involved in getting that score? What does it take to maintain it?
First, congratulations on becoming SQF certified. Learning the SQF code and preparing your facility takes time. On average it’s about 6 months from the time a company opts into the program until the time they earn the certification. Much of this time is spent preparing for the audit through paperwork trails and training programs. The audit itself is a very short process in and of itself. The average audit is only 2-3 days; which means a company is preparing for the audit the other 362 days of the year.
- July 28, 2021
Nelson-Jameson strives to not only be a resource of products, programs, services, and industry expertise, but to also be of service to the food industry and focus on the mutually shared goal of food safety and quality. This allows us to work with a whole host of professional organizations, academic programs, regulatory agencies, etc. Over the past several months, we have enjoyed engaging and becoming active with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Food Safety Team. You may or may not be familiar with this volunteer organization, and even if you are, you may be surprised by the remarkable scope of resources available...
- July 01, 2021
Meet regulatory requirements with accurate temperature readings. Accurate and reliable temperature monitoring is a crucial aspect for the food and dairy industries. Now more than ever, regulatory compliance is of the utmost importance, and having the exact thermometer for your intended application will be the key to success and accountability.
With a variety of monitoring options available, temperature instrumentation is more flexible today than ever before.
With that in mind, Nelson-Jameson has developed a Temperature Monitoring Program, featuring products and information to help you meet regulatory requirements with accurate temperature readings in any application.
Below you will find everything from dial and digital thermometers to chart recorders and data loggers to help ensure your food stays safe.
For more information on Thermometers, visit our Learning