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Five New Listeria Strains to Know

Five New Listeria Strains to Know

Posted by Zosi Team on Jul 21, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Cornell University researchers have identified five previously unknown strains of Listeria in United States soil. "This research increases the set of listeria species monitored in food production environments," said  Catharine R. Carlin, a doctoral student in food science. "Expanding the knowledge base to understand the diversity of listeria will save the commercial food world confusion and errors, as well as prevent contamination, explain false positives and thwart foodborne outbreaks."

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Topics: EMP, Listeria Prevention

Continuous Improvement Processes: What is Lean Manufacturing?

Continuous Improvement Processes: What is Lean Manufacturing?

Posted by Zosi Team on Jul 13, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Continuous quality improvement is the ongoing process of raising the performance of an organization (and thereby improving products, services, people, and systems) to provide added value for consumers and a better working environment for employees. 

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Getting Guidance on FSSC 22000: Benefits & Purpose

Getting Guidance on FSSC 22000: Benefits & Purpose

Posted by Zosi Team on Jul 6, 2021 11:40:12 AM

More and more, consumer become concerned about food safety. Incidents of foodborne illness and recalls are seemingly ubiquitous as supply chains globalize and controls struggle to keep up. Manufacturers must make efforts to address these vulnerabilities in their processes. One way to do so is to adopt a widely recognized food safety and quality standard, like FSSC 22000.

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6 Quick Tips for Conducting Effective Internal Audits

6 Quick Tips for Conducting Effective Internal Audits

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 29, 2021 8:57:14 AM

The best way to stay compliant is to conduct an internal audit. Below are Zosi’s tips for conducting an effective internal audit:

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What is the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle?

What is the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle?

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM

PDCA stands for Plan Do Check Act. The PDCA cycle is a four-step, iterative quality management method used in business for the control and continuous improvement of processes and products. It’s also known as the Deming cycle, the Shewhart cycle, the control cycle, or PDSA, which is Plan Do Study Act.

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Topics: Food Safety, GFSI

FDA-Recognized Food Allergens

FDA-Recognized Food Allergens

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 15, 2021 9:06:14 AM

Under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) the FDA recognizes the following food allergens in the US:

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Topics: FDA, Food Safety, Allergens

A Quick-Guide to Common Kosher Symbols

A Quick-Guide to Common Kosher Symbols

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 8, 2021 9:04:51 AM

Whether you are a kosher food manufacturer or a kosher consumer, a basic understanding of kosher food labels is necessary to ensure the products you handle at work or home abide by kosher dietary laws. Certifying agencies use distinctive symbols to label kosher-certified foods. However, some additional universal designators help consumers immediately identify ingredients in your products.

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Topics: Kosher, Kosher Production

Improving Risk Communication for Your Consumers

Improving Risk Communication for Your Consumers

Posted by Zosi Team on May 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Food safety, both at home and at large, is an increasingly complex enterprise. These dynamic and multifaceted systems necessitate increased transparency in communicating food safety information to all parties from farm to fork. 

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Topics: Food Safety, Risk Communication, Foodborne Illness Outbreak

Four Key Food Safety Steps for Foodservice Workers

Four Key Food Safety Steps for Foodservice Workers

Posted by Zosi Team on May 11, 2021 9:22:00 AM

The federal government estimates that there are 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually in the United States. Each year, these foodborne illnesses result in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. 

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Three Strategies for Workplace Harassment Prevention

Three Strategies for Workplace Harassment Prevention

Posted by Zosi Team on May 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Think workplace harassment could never be an issue in your facility? Think again. Two recent studies by The Daily Campus report that one in three women experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Of these, over 70% did not report it.

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Topics: Workplace Harassment

Sustainability Solutions for Produce Manufacturers

Sustainability Solutions for Produce Manufacturers

Posted by Zosi Team on Apr 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM

You’ve probably noticed more than a few farm-to-table restaurants popping up in your city. This trend is a direct result of modern-day consumer behavior and shifting values. At home, we’re increasingly aware of and concerned about every point in the food supply chain, from sustainable agriculture to eco-friendly food packaging.

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Welcome To the New Us

Welcome To the New Us

Posted by Zosi Team on Apr 21, 2021 9:08:27 AM

You may be thinking that Alchemy Academy looks a little different today, and you’re right. Today marks our official transition to Zosi, a completely redesigned and re-engineered brand and learning marketplace.

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Topics: Zosi

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