For many years, breweries have leaned on the assertion that there are no known pathogens (bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms that can cause disease) that can survive in beer. Brewers have often used this as justification for not implementing the same control measures found in other food manufacturing facilities.
Businesses that prepare and serve food must ensure that it is safe for their customers to eat. Here we take a look at the seven principles of HACCP.
Food defense is the protection of food products from intentional contamination or adulteration, as well as biological, chemical, physical or radiological agents. It addresses additional concerns including physical, personnel and operational security. A traditional food defense program is generally perceived as a program that includes site security, visitors control or even on-site personnel monitoring. However, with the new FSMA Preventive Controls Rules and GFSI Guidance for all the recognized schemes, additional to consumer demand on product transparency, we must now take food fraud into consideration within our food defense program.