Keeping Tabs

Important Facts on Water and COVID-19

As the manufacturer of the Accu-Tab® chlorination system for use in safeguarding recreational water, wastewater, potable and process water, Westlake Water Solutions stands alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness around water transmission and COVID-19.

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Don’t Be a Chicken: The AccuVention™ Approach to Pathogen Intervention

According to a USDA study, up to 25 percent of all chickens sold in America contain Salmonella. Now, the government is taking action — how will your facility react?

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Waterjet Cutting Making Waves in Fresh-Cut Operations

Although waterjet cutting is just now gaining traction in fresh-cut produce facilities, the technology has been around for decades, and it’s making a real difference.

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Well-trained Employees Essential for Fresh-Cut Produce Industry

Technology and automation are expected to play a big role in fresh-cut produce facilities of the future.However, when it comes to producing a product that’s both safe and fresh, produce processors must combine the efficiency of these new systems with the expertise of well-educated employees. Fortunately, there are lots of resources employers can use to train their staff in effective fresh-cut safety practices.

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Countdown to FSMA Implementation

Part 1: Comment Periods and Rule Finalization

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in six Americans (or, 48 million) get sick due to food-borne illnesses every year. This serious public health issue prompted the passage of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)—a sweeping piece of legislation designed to help the FDA stop these preventable illnesses rather than reacting to them. The actalso creates new enforcement authorities to improve food safety standards and contain food safety issues when they do arise.

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