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Chris Koger has been a journalist for more than 30 years, starting as a general assignment reporter at daily newspapers throughout Kansas, covering everything from police/courts, school boards, health care and features. He joined The Packer, the leading fresh produce B2B publication, in 2000 as a staff writer. Other roles at The Packer include Crops & Markets Editor, Special Sections Editor and most recently News Editor.

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Biofilm, which is a cluster of pathogens encased in a protective matrix, is a common enemy across diverse food manufacturing industries.

From dairy, produce, meat, poultry, ready-to-eat deli foods and other products, biofilm
Continue Reading Biofilms are a concern across the entire food supply chain

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In the first installment of this series with Sterilex, Food Safety News explores what biofilms are and their unique resistance to attempts to kill the pathogens they protect.

Food processors and manufacturers know
Continue Reading Biofilms bring safety challenges to food companies

PHOENIX — With the Food Safety Modernization Act and other Food and Drug Administration regulations guiding  growing and processing of fresh produce, it’s common for companies in the supply chain to have a compliance-driven mindset.
Continue Reading Let data drive the food safety process, and share knowledge with the industry

Food companies must be proactive in building and implementing crisis management plans, and be prepared to evaluate and update them, with followup training when necessary.

That’s the consensus of panelists discussing crisis plans during a
Continue Reading Crisis plans: Keep them updated and available to employees

Companies serving different segments of the food supply chain faced chaotic weeks early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but regardless of those challenges, mandates for food safety and product quality did not change.

Representatives of foodservice,
Continue Reading Food companies navigate COVID-19 crisis through flexibility