Neogen, sponsor of our Expo West Safety & Compliance Conference Track, offers food safety diagnostics and expertise to help prevent putting your customers in danger and protect brand integrity in food, nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements.
We briefly spoke with Neogen on the importance of food safety education and how it is doing its part to make an impact in the industry.
New Hope Network: Food Safety plays an important role in business as a force for good. How does Neogen help brands easily stay compliant, to in turn keeping their customers safe?
Neogen: More than anything, Neogen partners with food companies to be there every step of the way. We can help determine what and where to test, and then what to do with the test results. Compliance comes down to developing systematic, repeatable and traceable approaches to a facility’s food safety. We have the test systems and expertise to help companies stay compliant.
New Hope Network: What are the different food safety diagnostic options that Neogen offers?
Neogen: Neogen offers food safety products, services and expertise to help ensure the safety and quality of food, nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements. Neogen’s food safety on-site tests are rapid, accurate and easy to use, and include tests for foodborne bacteria, spoilage organisms, food allergens, mycotoxins and other natural toxins and ATP residues. For companies that prefer not to do their own on-site testing, Neogen also offers a rapid laboratory testing service at its locations in Lansing, Mich., and Ayr, Scotland.
New Hope Network: How can brands ensure their compliance with FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)?
Neogen: Education is key, as a compliant system cannot be developed without an understanding of the requirements as they pertain to a particular facility. Once a plan has been developed, compliance can only be ensured by a faithful, rigorous execution of that plan—with the flexibility to adjust where and when needed.
In your recent blog article about FSMA, you discussed the top 5 observations on managing new directives. Outside of these top observations, what advice can you give brands on preparing for food safety regulations?
Neogen: Help is available! Neogen not only provides food safety diagnostics, but can help a food company develop a new FSMA-compliant food safety program, or manage and refine an existing program. Depending on what food you produce, and where you produce it, regulatory and consumer demands can seem overwhelming. Neogen has partnered with food companies since 1982, and remains here to help.
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Marriott, Grand Ballroom J/K