When to Invest CapX to Reduce Food Safety Risk?

Answer: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. One of the primary indicators of food safety performance and compliance to customer quality expectations is the condition of your facility and equipment. If you don't have capital improvement projects built into your annual budget, you may already be behind. 

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Peter Taormina
Acidified Foods – What is a “small amount” of low acid ingredients?

In many cases, sauces and condiment products may only have a small amount of low-acid ingredients in the formula. Many ketchup products, tomato-based sauces, marinades, rubs, and pastes often fall in this grey area. If a product is determined to be an acid food containing small amounts of low acid food(s), than it is excluded from the production and process controls (such as heat requirement) listed in 21 CFR subpart E 114.80.  

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Peter Taormina