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Varsity Blues and Reds: Where You Should Be Monitoring In Your University

A few months ago, we discussed a story that the Yale Daily News had reported on: a data server failure that brought down the entire university’s website and email accounts, during the wonderfully inopportune time of semester finals.

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FDA Temperature Mapping and Monitoring Explained: A Dickson Translation

When it comes to regulatory bodies and concrete descriptions of how exactly you should be monitoring your environment . . . well it never comes to that.

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Essential Parts Of The Business To Consumer Cold Chain

A lot of effort and concentration is focused on what happens to products within a manufacturing facility, whether that be food products, pharmaceutical products, or medical device products. Once the product is made, it should be safe to consume, right? Right! As long as best monitoring and...

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The Keys to 21CFR11

21CFR11 is to Food and Pharmaceutical professionals what Dr. Kelso was to Sacred Heart Hospital in the television series Scrubs. Annoying, but necessary.

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The Warning Signs Of Contamination

Discussing food borne illness and the resulting sicknesses is never the most fun thing to do, but that doesn't mean it’s still not important! Below we've outlined a few clues (with references to Sherlock Holmes) that may indicate the food you are producing, distributing, or eating has been...

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Warehouse Audit Survival Guide: Food Warehouses and the FDA

FDA Inspectors can cause a bit of anxiety. No one wants their company’s name in the papers for a salmonella or listeria outbreak. We get that. In order to help you foodies out a bit, we wrote our very own “Warehouse Survival Guide for Food Storage.” This is by no means an end all be all list, and...

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Tips On Working With The FDA

Yup, working with the FDA. If you are in the food and drug manufacturing or storage world, you will probably say hello to this crew once in a while. In the past, maybe you've gotten scared when an FDA auditor gave you a ring, wanting to hide under the blankets like a youngster who just saw The...

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How To Use Dickson Products To Cook Like A Pro This Thanksgiving

It’s Wednesday afternoon, and you've got some extra data loggers, chart recorders, or temperature indicators lying around your workspace. The sun has begun to set, you lazily swivel around in your chair to the sounds of coworkers saying “Bye,” Happy Thanksgiving,” and “Seeya Monday.” Your mind...

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Healthcare Tips: Make Sure The Food You Serve Stays Safe This Thanksgiving

So many of the blogs, articles, and news stories you read before Thanksgiving will only focus on those that have the day off. Unfortunately, if you work in Healthcare, specifically Healthcare food service, there is a good chance you’re working.

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A Brief Recent History of Candy Manufacturing Regulations

If you have kids, are a kid, or have kids in your neighborhood, you will probably be involved in the short-lived, annual, intensely one-sided, candy economy that is of course, Halloween.

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