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What is NSF/ANSI 51-2017?

Last Updated: August 1, 2019

At the moment, there are 21 commercial food production-related standards overseen by the National Safety Foundation (NSF). The 21 guidelines have been rigorously developed by the NSF with the help of another prestigious national organization, the American National Standards Institute. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at NSF/ANSI 51-2017, (better known as …

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5 PMMI Certification Training and Cost Resources

Last Updated: July 30, 2019

Those working in the manufacturing packaging or shipping logistics fields are likely aware of the powerful trade association, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, most commonly known as PMMI. PMMI was first formed as the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute in 1933 after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt introduced unprecedented restrictions on the manufacturing community. From …

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What Does Food Grade Mean and Why is it Important?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Safety

For both food producers and food equipment manufacturers, it’s crucial to deliver products that have followed the processes that guarantee safety in terms of production as well as consumption. While the two camps have their own unique sets of mandated regulations to follow that are equally distinct and that, at times, intersect, they both follow a …

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What is a Food Contact Surface?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Safety

Anyone working in the food production, manufacturing or service fields, as well as the fields that support them, knows how important it is to follow sanitary guidelines completely and consistently. Of course, the scope of this is immense as it includes a laundry list of best practices, regulations, and certifications. While the precautions that are …

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Complete Guide to the Selection of Food Grade Stainless Steel for the Food Processing Industry

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

Food processors the world over are facing stricter and stricter restrictions in the form of international regulations and compliance. This is a fact that contributes to the betterment of a healthy globe, but it also comes with a tight learning curve for processors. You see, as technology evolves and more and more facilities are making …

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Top 50 Hazard Communication Training Programs

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, otherwise known as OSHA, made it a requirement for all companies who fell under compulsory Hazard Communication training to also educate their workers on the Globally Harmonized System. Though the GHS had already been in existence since 2003, OSHA was finding that some workers in a variety …

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The Complete Guide to GHS Labels and Compliance Requirements

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

With technology rapidly leaping to new frontiers, it truly is a boom time for chemical manufacturers and suppliers the world over. But, just because business is steadily rising and committed investors are continuing to lean in, doesn’t mean that the processing of these often noxious chemicals can be rushed. You will find pages upon pages …

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What Required Information Must GHS Labels Include? GHS Labeling Requirements, Pictograms, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

In 2012, OSHA revised its hazard communication standards to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS is an international system created by the United Nations (UN) to achieve unified labeling and classification of chemicals. OSHA’s revision of the previous hazard communication standard is known as HazCom 2012. HazCom and …

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How Does a Boiler Deaerator Work? What’s the Function of a Boiler Deaerator, and How do They Operate?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

Boiler deaerators commonly are used to remove oxygen and other gases from the water that feeds into boilers that generate steam. Deaerators are useful because they remove the gases that attach to the metallic components of the steam system and cause corrosion by forming oxides, or rust. Both oxygen and carbon dioxide are responsible for …

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How to Select a Valve Actuator: Types of Valve Actuators, Appropriate Sizing, Safety Criteria, and More

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

Valve actuators are a type of control valve, and there are many options available to meet plant-wide and individual automation requirements. While simple in concept, consisting of a box with an input, output, and a mechanism to operate a valve, there are actually quite a few considerations in choosing the right valve actuator. And because …

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