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How Do You Take Your Coffee – with Wine Or Cockroach Milk?

Good morning! If you’re anything like us, your morning routine involves fumbling for the alarm clock, scanning email, and pouring a bucket-size cup of coffee. Even on the toughest mornings – a mid-winter Monday with snow on the ground, the … Read More

Spice Manufacturing: Racking up Contamination Violations

There’s a storm brewing. A sea change. An unprecedented overturning of the comfort of routine and points of balance. We are living in interesting times. From the proposed border wall to the U.S. quitting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), whatever your … Read More


Edible Insects? There’s a New Kind of Crunch in Town

Human beings are a diverse bunch. We hold differing opinions on almost everything – from politics to sports to who we marry and who we worship. Endlessly creative, we find an almost infinite number of ways in which to differentiate … Read More


Filet Mignon for Fido? Just Hold the Extras!

Another week brings us face to face with another recall in the food industry. Just as we were starting to recover from scandals involving potentially contaminated cookie dough (Listeria monocytogenes, Aspen Hills, Inc.), popcorn chicken (‘extraneous materials,’ Tyson Foods) … Read More


I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream…

There is no more perfect image of summer idyll: a blanket on a grassy knoll in a city park, the sunlight filtering through the leaves of an old oak tree as you chase rivulets of melting ice cream down … Read More


Cleaning A Contaminated Personnel’s Behavior – Decontamination Tools For Quality Managers

Quality Managers have a tough job. Berkshire Corporation makes that easier for you with our downloadable two part series Cleaning A Contaminated Personnel’s Behavior – Decontamination Tools For Quality Managers. Click on the images below to download your Free copies … Read More


‘Significant’ food safety disclosure differences among companies – report

Food scares highlight vulnerabilities in the chain that present opportunities and risks for investors, according to research. A recent report done by the Cornerstone Capital Group examines the food related safety of 60 of the top food companies.  FSMA has now … Read More


Montana E. coli outbreak sickens 36 people from 9 states

Update: The Dawson County Health Department in Glendive, MT, reported late Tuesday that there are now more than 36 people from nine states reported ill in connection with this outbreak, and that at least seven of them have been hospitalized.

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Pathogens, Partnerships and FSMA: Where FDA Is Headed

This year is a big year for food safety at FDA. All seven of the FSMA rules have been finalized, and the first compliance date is right around the corner (compliance with the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule starts … Read More

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