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Three of our food safety and baking experts were on some of the recent 'BAKED in Science' podcasts. You can check them out below.

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Tip of the Week: What is ATP Swabbing?
Tip of the Week: What is ATP Swabbing?
The ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is a rapid testing method to assess the cleanliness of a food contact surface.
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Final Guidance Issued for the Declaration of Single-Ingredient Packaged Sugar Products and for Certain Cranberry Products
Final Guidance Issued for the Declaration of Single-Ingredient Packaged Sugar Products and for Certain Cranberry Products
Many manufacturers of single-ingredient sugar products and of cranberry products have been waiting on this finalized guidance to make the changes to their nutrition facts panels for compliance with the regulations issued in May 2016. Here we breakdown all the information you need.
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Tip of the Week: Achieving a Cake Texture in a Cookie Base Cake
Tip of the Week: Achieving a Cake Texture in a Cookie Base Cake
AIB International baking experts frequently provide assistance and information to individuals in the food industry. Here is a question on cake texture we wanted to share.
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3 Lessons From China’s Ban on Canadian Pork
3 Lessons From China’s Ban on Canadian Pork
Cases such as this Canadian pork ban that involve a banned substance and counterfeit certificates may be the result of either Food Safety, Food Fraud or Food Defense issues. Three possible scenarios are explained in this blog post.
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Tip of the Week: Excerpts from AIB International's Inspect Your Food Plant in 30 Minutes
Tip of the Week: Excerpts from AIB International's Inspect Your Food Plant in 30 Minutes
With a supportive team, a proven strategy, and 30 minutes set aside each week, you can divide and conquer your plant with a self-inspection program that will prepare you for even the most rigorous regulatory and third-party inspections.
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Consumers’ Demands Underscore Need for Food Fraud Training
Consumers’ Demands Underscore Need for Food Fraud Training
Food fraud has become one of the biggest threats to the global food system today. With consumers eating more packaged food and the supply chain becoming more complex, companies need to minimize their food fraud risks if they want to position their brand as aligning with consumer demand for transparency and trust.
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Tip of the Week: Antibiotic Testing in Milk
Tip of the Week: Antibiotic Testing in Milk
Every tank load of milk in the US is tested for the presence of common antibiotic residues. This week's Tip of the Week, provides a checklist of the required information for antibiotic testing in milk.
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Tip of the Week: How to Control Condensation in a Food Premises
Tip of the Week: How to Control Condensation in a Food Premises
Control the main factors that cause condensation: moisture, temperature, and pressure with this approach to reducing mold growth.
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Tip of the Week: 5 Better-For-You Sweet Swaps
Tip of the Week: 5 Better-For-You Sweet Swaps
Alternative sugar ingredients should be purposeful for your baked goods and enhance the taste. In order to understand how sugar functions in sweet goods, training is essential.
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Tip of the Week: Listeria Prevention in Fresh Cut Salad Facilities
Tip of the Week: <em>Listeria</em> Prevention in Fresh Cut Salad Facilities
The fresh cut produce industry is a fast-growing portion of the food retail market. However, fresh cut fruits and vegetables raise food safety concerns, because exposed tissue may be colonized more easily by pathogenic bacteria than intact produce.
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