Summer is approaching and that means temperatures are rising and it's going to start getting HOT! For most of us summer and warm temperatures correlate with going to the beach,
- Feb 19 2021
Ten years...that’s a long time, right? But...not really. The more I see 10th, 20th, or 25th-anniversary releases of favorite albums or movies, the more I feel like time is slipping away...and ten years seems more like a blink. So, when you consider the dichotomy of the slow and all-too-quick hands of time, it’s impressive how much has been accomplished, and yet how far we have to go in food safety since the Food Safety Modernization Act was enacted in early 2011.
As much as it would be great to go with either a “yay” or “nay” as to whether it has been a success, like many pieces of major legislation, there have been both phenomenal strides as well as stagnation. As food safety is a complex undertaking, involving waves of domestic and global political and trade relations, budgetary concerns, etc., the quality assurance of the Act itself can be a challenge at times. As we’ll see though, overwhelmingly,
- Feb 01 2021Categories: Blog
Resources made available with Nelson-Jameson's Learning Center! This educational learning library was created to encourage our customers to seek out information, when applicable, to aid them in making informed purchasing decisions within the food, dairy, and beverage industries. By providing this free resource for anyone to use, our goal is to have you feel comfortable and confident in the products you purchase.
An intriguing aspect of our Learning Center is that the information we are providing is supplied to us by manufacturers, and industry associations. It is our goal to relay to you the most up-to-date information for your convenience. The information within this resource falls into several categories: Laboratory & QA/QC, Packaging & Ingredients, Process
- Jan 04 2021
Achieve an effective sanitation program in your facility with footwear and surface sanitation products! In the food production process, cross-contamination can occur at any point. Employees can track in a myriad of potential contaminants and unknowingly put an operation at risk each time they breeze through a doorway to a production area. Having an effective sanitation program in place that addresses employee hygiene is key.
A primary route of contamination is the bottom of people's shoes, so cleaning footwear has become just as important as washing hands when coming into a facility. "Items which contact the floor are contaminated and could serve as vectors; despite daily cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as floors, it has already been shown that bacterial and viral contamination return rather quickly" (Pyrek, 2018, pp. 1). To help combat this issue, Nelson-Jameson carries several options for minimizing contamination from footwear including:
- Dec 22 2020Categories: Laboratory & QA/QC
Effectively managing water activity is crucial for maintaining the quality of water in your products, as it can prevent a host of expensive problems, including microbial growth, mold, texture loss, caking, clumping, rancidity, and vitamin degradation. To help you tackle these challenges, Nelson-Jameson presents an industry-leading range of equipment and consumables designed to ensure food quality, safety, and overall profitability in water testing. The Water Activity Meter offered by Nelson-Jameson is a simple, rapid, and portable system for measuring water activity, ensuring product safety with its durability, ease of use, and low maintenance requirements. Additionally, the Aqualab 3 and Aqualab 4TE provide fast, accurate, and repeatable water activity readings, offering precise measurements with minimal training and administrative control over calibration and sample data. The Aqualab TDL 2 extends this capability to accurately read any sample, including those with volatiles, providing
- Nov 09 2020
According to the FDA, "one of the most commonly documented food safety problems in plants have involved sanitation monitoring, including checking food-contact surfaces and plant
Significantly minimize food vulnerabilities with Nelson-Jameson's food defense product solutions! According to the FDA, food defense is defined as, "the effort to protect food