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News Article | February 21, 2017
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SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) - SafetyChain Software, the leading innovator of food safety & quality management solutions, is pleased to announce the February 2017 topic for its popular FSMA Fridays series with Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team - Listeria Guidance from the FDA. Taking place on a monthly basis for the last 3+ years, FSMA Fridays is a complimentary online series that provides the food & beverage industry with the latest updates and insights on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In addition to February's FSMA update, this month's FSMA Friday's session with Dr. David Acheson will focus on FDA's guidance to Listeria. Dr. Acheson will explore the following questions: What: FSMA Fridays When: Monthly Series, February Session on February 24, 9-9:30 a.m. PST Participation: Complimentary More Info and to Register: www.FSMAFridays.com SafetyChain's FSMA Fridays series is an online, interactive forum that helps the food and beverage industry stay up-to-date on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The popular monthly series with more than 2,500 ongoing registrants features FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group's (TAG) food safety team, who address pre-submitted and live questions from the audience, on a schedule of FSMA related topics. For more information and to register, visit: www.FSMAFridays.com. Once registered, participants receive archives to all past events and are automatically registered for all future FSMA Friday sessions. SafetyChain Software is the leading provider of food safety and quality management solutions that help companies reduce risk, control costs, and ensure compliance. SafetyChain's suite of solutions - Supplier Compliance, Food Safety Management, Food Quality Management, CIP Sanitization & Materials Loss- help companies ensure program compliance, identify and manage issues earlier, be ready 24/7 for inspections, inquiries, and audits, plus more effectively evaluate and improve performance across their operations. SafetyChain delivers hard-dollar ROI for companies throughout the food supply chain - suppliers/growers, manufacturers, distributors, and food service/retail. www.safetychain.com SafetyChain Software and FSMA Fridays are registered trademarks of SafetyChain Software Inc. All rights reserved. Global food supplies, changing consumer expectations and expanding regulations are creating more risk for food companies. The Acheson Group's mission is to work with food companies, and those that provide technology to food companies, to help manage this changing risk outlook. TAG is able to offer quality, strategic consulting due to the diverse nature, training and experience of its team. TAG seeks to be valued advisors to its clients by building a very close relationship that brings together an environment of good communication through a significant amount of direct client interaction. www.achesongroup.com


News Article | February 23, 2017
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SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Park City Group’s ReposiTrak Inc., the leading provider of Compliance Management and Track & Trace solutions for food, pharma and dietary supplement safety, announces the launch of the ReposiTrak MarketPlace.  The MarketPlace will enable retailers and wholesalers to search ReposiTrak’s community of compliant suppliers, and bring new products to market in just a fraction of the time.  Unlike other electronic supplier catalogs, the MarketPlace solution is the first of its kind to automate and guide the sourcing process from end-to-end, and includes supplier qualification, order negotiation and on-boarding of a new supplier.  To help retailers and wholesalers reduce risk, the MarketPlace highlights suppliers that are compliant with their business and/or safety requirements.  This feature alone saves weeks of time and helps retailers meet their need to replace non-compliant suppliers, which are expected to increase as compliance deadlines for the Food Safety Modernization Act are reached throughout 2017. “ReposiTrak customers have shared the time and expense they face in sourcing both food and non-food suppliers, and they asked us to open up our database of tens of thousands of supplier connections to provide this service,” said Randall K. Fields, CEO of Park City Group.  “We’re excited to bring the MarketPlace to our customers to aid them in driving incremental sales and deliver greater transparency for their supply chain.” About ReposiTrak ReposiTrak, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Park City Group (NASDAQ:PCYG) and was co-founded with Leavitt Partners. ReposiTrak® provides food retailers and suppliers with a robust solution to help them protect their brands and remain in compliance with the rapidly evolving regulations in the Food Safety Modernization Act.  Additionally, ReposiTrak enables traceability as products and their ingredients move between trading partners. More information is available at www.repositrak.com. About Park City Group Park City Group (PCYG) is a Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) provider that brings unique visibility to the consumer goods supply chain, delivering actionable information to ensure products are available when and where consumers demand them, helping retailers and suppliers to ‘Sell More, Stock Less, and See Everything’. Park City Group’s technology also assists all participants in the food and drug supply chains to comply with food and drug safety regulations through the Company’s ReposiTrak subsidiary. More information is available at www.parkcitygroup.com.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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New Courses on Produce Safety, Foreign Suppler Verification, and Animal Food to be Offered ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2017) - The Food Safety Summit will kick off on Monday, May 8th with six certification courses focused on Produce Safety, Seafood HACCP, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, Foreign Supplier Verification, Preventive Controls for Human Foods and Auditor Training. These important courses will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois during the 19th Annual Food Safety Summit being held Monday, May 8 - Thursday, May 11. This must attend event is for producers, processors, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice administrators, controllers and the community offers an informational based gathering and expo intended to meet the instructive and educational needs of the industry. "The Food Safety Summit seeks to help advance knowledge among the food industry to meet FSMA requirements and to help all members of the food industry get the training they need to do their jobs," said Scott Wolters, Director, Tradeshows and Conferences, BNP Media, producers of the Food Safety Summit. "For the 2017 Summit, we are working with leading subject matter experts to offer six FSPCA, AFDO and NEHA certification courses. Attendees to these programs will also have access to the full Summit program." Seating for each certification course is limited, and all are expected to sell out, early registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register for the following Certification and Training Courses. All courses begin on Monday, May 8th and vary in length. In addition to the certification programs there will be several hands-on learning opportunities in four half-day workshops, which allows for more extensive and interactive education with expert panelists and industry peers. Workshops on Tuesday, May 9th include The Latest in Listeria Control; Preventive Controls and Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA): The Basics and Sustainment; A Guide to Success as a Food Safety Professional; and Integrated Food Safety System Update. Attendees will then have access to 20+ education sessions, access to the exhibit hall, and networking events. Registration is open and the full conference program is now available live at www.foodsafetysummit.com. About the Food Safety Summit The Food Safety Summit is a solutions-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the food industry including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia. The event will be held Monday May 8 through Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The event is produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries. Details and registration information are available at www.foodsafetysummit.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The Icicle food production management platform is now a recommended software vendor for the re-launched Post-Farm Food Safety & Traceability Program that makes up to $35,000 available to BC food producers to improve food safety and traceability. Icicle is a cloud-based software solution that simplifies regulatory compliance by enabling users to create and manage comprehensive food safety programs using the latest smart technologies. The program is part of the Growing Forward 2 initiative that addresses growing food safety concerns in Canada and encourages agri-business to achieve HACCP certification, an increasingly recognized and adopted set of standards around the globe. While new regulations have been implemented federally and provincially in recent years, the vast majority of food businesses – nearly 90% – still do not meet HACCP requirements. The program targets two essential areas: controlling health risks in the supply chain (food safety) and the ability to track products as they move through the supply chain so they can be retrieved in the event of a recall (traceability). While half the available funding is available to help companies meet HACCP standards, businesses that already have HACCP-certification are able to apply for up to $19,000 for a range of traceability improvements. In a marked departure from previous years, food businesses that successfully apply to the program must direct the funding in particular ways and any software solutions must be chosen from a list vetted by industry experts. The change comes as the program administration transfers to the Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC), which now administers the program on behalf of the federal and provincial ministries of agriculture. “We are honored to have been selected as a recommended vendor by the FPHRC and appreciate that this program will help many companies meet their food safety and traceability obligations in the face of increasing regulatory requirements and stiff competition from jurisdictions where food safety standards are lax or easily circumvented”, said Steven Burton, Icicle CEO & Founder. In the newly released program materials, it is noted that improved food safety and traceability standards plays a major role in improving business performance levels and professional partnerships. Learn more about the program at http://postfarmfoodsafety.com/. Icicle moves food companies to an intelligent cloud system that simplifies operations. Our technology connects quality assurance, traceability, food safety, and vendor management into a single, unified digital platform. Through technological excellence, Icicle enables improved quality standards, production efficiency, and expands growth opportunities for all types of food businesses. Learn more and request a demo at http://www.icicletechnologies.com.


News Article | February 20, 2017
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PUNE, India, February 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Top 10 Food Safety Testing and Technologies Trends (Food Safety, GM Food Safety, Food Pathogen, Meat Speciation, Food Authenticity, Pesticide Residue, Mycotoxin, Allergen, Water, and Bottled Water) - Global Forecast to 2022", p...


Market Research Future published a Cooked Research Report on Food Safety Testing Market that contains the information from 2016 to 2022. The Global Food Safety Testing Market is expected to grow with the CAGR of more than 7% from 2016 to 2021, and with this it is predictable to cross USD $15 billion by 2021. • Worldwide increase in the outbreak of foodborne illness, stringent regulations, increasing consumer awareness, globalization in food trade were the main drivers of food safety market • Leading testing laboratories were involved in obtaining accreditation and certification for the testing services • Greater opportunities for food safety testing due to increase in food trade were observed in emerging countries, especially in India and China Increasing Consumer Awareness for Food Safety – The Major Opportunity in the Market Consumer awareness about food safety has increased significantly. Increasing consumer demand for healthy and safe food has been creating a huge opportunity for food safety testing market. The food manufacturing companies have to conduct food safety testing on all their food products as described by the regulatory bodies. Consumers have been depending on the reports of food safety tests to decide on consuming the food products. Consumer perception on food safety has significantly increased witnessing higher number of chemical contamination in food products, higher number of product recalls due to contamination by various pathogens, and so on. Among The Food Safety Testing Contaminants Market Pathogens Segment is Compositing the Growth of the Market The Global Food Safety Testing Market revenue is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecasted period. The market was dominated by pathogens testing, accounting for nearly 65% of the food safety testing market in 2012. Access the market data and market information presented through more than 100 market data tables and figures spread in 137 numbers of pages of the project report. Avail the in-depth table of content TOC & market synopsis on “Global Food Safety Testing Market” North America is Dominating the Overall Market followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific is Projected to be the Fastest Growing Market In North America, food borne illness has accounted high expenses through the medication and lost work. North American government has spent many billions to recover the pathogen epidemic. Asia-Pacific is likely to be the fastest growing region, due to rising demand for food safety from consumers, producers, and regulators. The most rapid moving country in Asia-Pacific food safety testing is China, and this gain will be amplified by larger base. Australia has also been affected severely with pathogen induced foodborne diseases, and has prioritized food safety testing. Ask for your specific company profile and country level customization on reports. Make an Enquiry for this Report @ https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/enquiry/1042 At Market Research Future (MRFR), we enable our customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through our Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR), and Market Research & Consulting Services. MRFR team have supreme objective to provide the optimum quality market research and intelligence services to our clients. Our market research studies by products, services, technologies, applications, end users, and market players for global, regional, and country level market segments, enable our clients to see more, know more, and do more, which help to answer all their most important questions. In order to stay updated with technology and work process of the industry, MRFR often plans & conducts meet with the industry experts and industrial visits for its research analyst members. For more information, please visit https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/food-safety-testing-market


News Article | February 15, 2017
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NSF International, a global public health organization, has launched a certification program for light fixtures intended for use in controlled environments. The new protocol, NSF P442: Controlled Environment Light Fixtures, offers clients the ability to demonstrate through a single certification that their light fixtures are constructed in a way that enables them to be used in controlled environments where low air pollutant levels, cleanability, durability and structural integrity are critical. These environments may include pharmaceutical processing, biotech research, biosafety laboratories, surgical suites, clean room manufacturing, food processing and horticulture. Prior to the development of NSF P442, lighting manufacturers had to either generate their own test data or use multiple test organizations to obtain the data required to fully demonstrate the safety of their products. Certification to NSF P442: Controlled Environment Light Fixtures incorporates three different tests into one independent, third-party certification, saving manufacturers time and money. “NSF International developed the protocol with industry input in response to an industry need for a single certification for light fixtures used in controlled environments,” said Maren Roush, Business Unit Manager, Biosafety Cabinetry Program, NSF International. “NSF P442: Controlled Environment Light Fixtures integrates a variety of tests that were previously used by lighting manufacturers to demonstrate the safety of their products for use in controlled environments. NSF International performs this single-step, independent certification to verify the design, construction and performance of light fixtures that are intended for use in controlled environments such as surgery suites, clean room manufacturing, biosafety labs and pharmaceutical processing.” NSF International uses a consensus-based process in developing certifications and protocols that includes input from industry stakeholders and manufacturers. In addition to certifying lighting for controlled environments, NSF International also offers a Biosafety Cabinet Field Certifier Accreditation Program and certifies to NSF/ANSI 49: Biosafety Cabinetry, which establishes requirements for the design, construction and performance of biosafety cabinets. The standard applies to Class II biosafety cabinets, which provide environmental and product protection for work and employees involved in procedures assigned to biosafety levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview with Maren Roush, Business Unit Manager, Biosafety Cabinetry, NSF International, contact Liz Nowland-Margolis at media(at)nsf(dot)org or +1 734.418.6624. NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and the Environment.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named TraQtion, a supply chain quality and compliance software developed by NSF International, drawing on its nearly 70 years of food safety expertise, to its 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. The TraQtion online software service manages food safety, quality and compliance for supply chains, products and sites. The FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. “The software and technology sector continues to generate new and exciting opportunities for growers, food manufacturers, grocery retailers and the many logistics providers that support them,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director at Food Logistics. “Today’s cloud-based solutions like TraQtion and mobile connectivity are helping create tools that are more flexible, affordable and responsive, making software and technology even more valuable to those in the global food supply chain.” “Food safety and quality professionals’ must keep track of numerous data points originating from multiple sources to maintain compliance to safety and quality requirements,” said Sireesha Mandava, Senior Director, TraQtion. “We are honored that Food Logistics has selected TraQtion as one of its top 100 software and technology providers. As a cloud-based quality and compliance software, TraQtion allows a business to build a solution that works seamlessly with its current processes and procedures by integrating with other internal and external systems for a smooth flow of information,” Mandava continued. “Each solution has a wide range of modules to handle supplier, product and site compliance, allowing businesses to choose the depth and breadth of quality and compliance needed for their brand.” Companies on this year’s FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list are profiled in the November/December 2016 issue of Food Logistics, http://www.foodlogistics.com. For an overview of TraQtion, please visit the website. For more information about TraQtion for current or prospective clients, please contact info(at)TraQtion(dot)com or Andrew Thorne at athorne(at)traqtion(dot)com or +1-734-645-6790. For media inquiries, please contact Liz Nowland-Margolis at lnowlandmargolis(at)nsf(dot)org or +1-734-418-6624 About Food Logistics Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media. About TraQtion: TraQtion is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that manages food safety, quality and compliance for supply chains, products and sites. Developed from the ground up using NSF International's food safety and quality expertise, TraQtion serves leading manufacturers, retailers and restaurants around the world that place a high emphasis on customer satisfaction and safety. TraQtion is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSF International (traqtion.com). About NSF International: Founded in 1944, NSF International is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment. NSF is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org).


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Pneumatic Seal Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The report, Global Pneumatic Seals Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. the use of pneumatic equipment in this industry has been bolstered mainly by the US Food and Drug Administration rules that were initiated in November 2015 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. These regulations include stringent requirements for decontamination and hygiene that will compel suppliers and packagers to meet their obligations for proper equipment cleaning with the latest cleaning chemicals. Thus, major pneumatic component suppliers are expanding their product offerings to enable equipment manufacturers to provide corrosion-resistant construction materials such as stainless steel. Thus, the increase in the pneumatic applications in the food processing industry will drive the global pneumatic seal market. - Increase in application of pneumatics in food processing - Increase in the number of commercial aircraft For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7lxkp3/global_pneumatic


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: www.techtimes.com

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) along with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) declared that superbug bacteria found across the European Union (EU), are acting as potential threats for both animal and human health. Bacteria, which is typically found in animals, foods and humans has developed resistance against widely-used antibiotics warned the health officials on Feb. 22 . Per the reports shared by EFSA and ECDC, around 25,000 people die from these superbugs every year in the EU. "Antimicrobial resistance is an alarming threat putting human and animal health in danger," said the Commissioner of EU for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. Though substantial efforts have put to stop the rise of these superbugs, the implementation was not quick enough to cover all fronts. However, Andriukaitis also stated that to prevent the further onset of the antimicrobial resistance in the near future, the Health and Food Safety Commission will be launching the new Action Plan very soon. Per the report, the Salmonella bacteria, which causes the common food-borne disease called Salmonellosis, is said to have to higher multi-drug resistance throughout EU. According to Mike Catchpole, the chief Scientists at ECDC, monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium, one of the most prevalent types of Salmonella in human, exhibits highest multi-drug resistance capability. Drug resistance in the bacterium takes place due to misuse and overuse of antibiotics, which encourages the bacterium to find other ways of survival and with time develop ways to resist the effect of antibiotics. The antimicrobial resistance levels vary based on the geographical location. The Western and Northern Europe, have lower resistance than the Southern and Eastern Europe. According to Marta Hugas, the head of the Biological Hazards and Contaminants Units at EFSA, these geographical variations are highly based on the use and overuse of antimicrobials or in layman terms antibiotic medicines. She further added that countries who have taken efforts to reduce, replace and re-think the use of antibiotic medicines in animals, have shown a decreasing trend and lower levels of antimicrobial resistance. Thus it is clear that overuse of medicines not only harms our body but also gives the bacteria a way to adapt to the effects of the medicine and create resistance to it. Carbapenem antibiotics is the last source of treatment used for treating patients infected with the superbugs resistant to multiple drugs. As a part of EU's annual monitoring report, the resistance to Carbapenem antibiotics was first detected in very low levels among animals and food sources like pigs and their meat. Apart from Carbapenem, Colistin another antibiotic was also found to show resistance in lower levels in E. coli in pigs and pig's meat. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

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