Tag - Food Techonologst

Milk expiration

The "fresh" milk that the consumer can buy from the fridge can have a shelf life of about 20 days and maintain the organoleptic and sensory characteristics similar to those of fresh milk. To better understand why we start from the definition of milk, according to the EC Regulation n. 853/2004. Raw milk is defined as "milk produced by the [...]

Chemical food contaminants: MOAH and MOSH

Chemical food contaminants are defined as chemical substances not intentionally added to food and feed that may be present in them as a result of various steps in their processing or transportation. Chemical contaminants are: heavy metals; inhibiting substances; residues of previous plant protection products in primary production; chemical migration substances from contact surfaces and packaging materials that are not [...]

IFS Food Version 7: the characteristics of the new standard

IFS Food is an International Standard, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), for assessing the conformity of products and processes in relation to food safety and quality. The goal of IFS Food certification is to assess whether a manufacturer's process activities are capable of producing a product that is safe, legal and compliant with customer specifications. This [...]

Active packaging: how to improve shelf life

Many foods are sensitive to oxygen which is directly or indirectly responsible for their deterioration. In many cases, in fact, the alterations are caused by oxidation reactions or by the presence of aerobic microorganisms. The presence of oxygen (O2) in food packaging is mainly due to failures in the packaging process, such as gas mixtures containing oxygen residues or inefficient [...]

Understanding the rules of food labeling

To obtain a high level of consumer health protection and ensure their right to information, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have issued Regulation (EU) n. 2011/1169 concerning the supply of food information to consumers. Regulation (EU) n. 1169 /11 imposes clear, understandable and legible labeling for the consumer; the information must be visually accessible to [...]

The Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625: new rules and fields of application

The new regulation on official controls will come into force on December 14, 2019: EU Reg. No. 2017/625 which aims to ensure the application of food and feed legislation and the rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products. The purpose of this regulation is to establish a harmonized framework of the European Union for [...]