Organic Foods

Anyone like romaine lettuce? Caesar salad perhaps? Personally, I eat a lot of romaine lettuce and Caesar salad. I’m one of the sensitive people that if the lettuce isn’t washed about 8 times I’ll get an intestinal “thing” after eating some of the lettuce....
Are You Ready for 2019?

Are You Ready for 2019?

Believe it or not, this is not a post about New Year’s resolutions; it’s about putting your best foot forward for business in 2019. In spite of a federal government shutdown, many state department of agriculture begin their inspection sampling protocols in the first...
What is 5-log reduction?

What is 5-log reduction?

5-log reduction refers to pathogen control. The term is primarily used in the food industry. For example, if a surface or product has 100,000 bacterial microbes, a 5-log reduction would reduce that number to zero. In 7-log reduction, 10 million microbes will be killed...
Defining Your Own Recall Philosophy

Defining Your Own Recall Philosophy

Certainly, this is not a topic ANY pet food manufacturer wants to consider (…but would be wise to do so). Because they manufacture the top 2% of pet foods, our members are constantly under scrutiny, including by the FDA and state departments of agriculture. This...