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Now the Blitzkrieg Starts

A new attack is underway – now we’re dealing with a blitzkrieg. We’ve been discussing the psychological operations (psy-ops) being used by the federal government – giving the public the impression that all bacteria are dangerous. Scientifically, it’s been shown that only some bacteria are dangerous and only above specific levels. Recently, …

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Are You Ready for 2019?

Believe it or not, this is not a post about New Year’s resolutions; it’s about putting your best foot forward for business in 2019. In spite of a federal government shutdown, many state department of agriculture begin their inspection sampling protocols in the first quarter of each year. (These sampling …

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What is 5-log reduction?

5-log reduction refers to pathogen control. The term is primarily used in the food industry. For example, if a surface or product has 100,000 bacterial microbes, a 5-log reduction would reduce that number to zero. In 7-log reduction, 10 million microbes will be killed with the treatment step. Lately, there …

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Defining Your Own Recall Philosophy

Certainly, this is not a topic ANY pet food manufacturer wants to consider (…but would be wise to do so). Because they manufacture the top 2% of pet foods, our members are constantly under scrutiny, including by the FDA and state departments of agriculture. This scrutiny means a recall is …

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