January 29, 2021

Webinar: Meet the resource speaker of our webinar on Emerging Pathogens of Interest in the Food Industry!

Professor Angella Carlos is the Microbiology Division Head of the Institute of Biological Sciences at the University of the Philippines - Los Baños. She has been serving as an assistant professor at the aforementioned institution for more than 12 years. She had received her postgraduate degree in Food Science from the University of Georgia in 1997
January 22, 2021

Webinar: Emerging Pathogens of Interest in the Food Industry

Are you knowledgeable on the pathogens that constantly plague the food industry? New understanding of foodborne pathogens that cause diseases have evolved over time along with advances in food science and economic developments. According to a 2015 SGS News Center report, the potential impact of food safety outbreaks at a single event can bring about huge economic losses. In the US alone, foodborne illness economic burden is estimated to cost US $77 to $152 billion annually. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) identifies four common pathogens that account for the majority of foodborne illnesses, hospitalization, and even death.
January 14, 2021

New SARS-CoV-2 Variants

The Coronavirus is Mutating: Here’s what you need to know about the new variants New virus variants are expected to occur over time since viruses constantly change through mutation; these variants either emerge and disappear or emerge and persist. Variants of the SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, have appeared globally during this pandemic.
December 23, 2020

Happy Holidays from Glenwood Technologies International!

Cheers for this year and to more years of partnership in food safety assurance!
December 3, 2020
Quality water is safe water, but what does “water quality” mean? According to the US Geological Survey, water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Drinking water is a necessity to sustain life; its quality varies from place to place but it ultimately must meet certain water quality standards such as the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) to ensure that it is free from harmful contaminants and is safe for public consumption.

Webinar: Water Quality Awareness

Quality water is safe water, but what does “water quality” mean? According to the US Geological Survey, water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Drinking water is a necessity to sustain life; its quality varies from place to place but it ultimately must meet certain water quality standards such as the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) to ensure that it is free from harmful contaminants and is safe for public consumption.
October 22, 2020

Refrigeration and Food Safety

Refrigeration plays a large role in keeping your food safe as it slows bacterial growth. A well-functioning refrigerator set at the right temperature will reduce the risk of bacterial contamination in stored foods. That is why it is important that food storage, especially in refrigerators and freezers, is properly monitored. Make sure to follow these tips from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to ensure the safety of your food:
October 12, 2020

Free Webinar: Mycotoxins in Food and Feed

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September 14, 2020

Food Safety: How Much Do You Actually Know? Part 2

Ace our food safety quiz and get a chance to win a set of the Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazines, Sodexo gift certificates, and other freebies!
August 11, 2020

Free Webinar: Role of ATP Testing in Sanitization and Disinfection

Cleaning and disinfection are critical in controlling COVID-19, or other viruses and bacteria in healthcare and non-healthcare facilities. Cleaning is the first step of the disinfection process; this is done using mechanical action such as scrubbing or friction with the use of water and soap to remove and reduce microbial load. Sanitizers and disinfectants are then applied to kill any remaining microorganisms. But how can you rapidly verify if your disinfection or sanitization is effective in the inactivation or removal of bacterial microorganisms?
August 5, 2020

Free Webinar: Food Allergen Management in the Food Industry

Food allergens are now recognized as a major food safety concern, the management of which should be a shared responsibility between consumers, government, and food manufacturers. Know more on how to implement an allergen management program in your facility and be compliant with the existing local and international regulations. Come and join us on our "Food Allergen Management in the Food Industry" webinar!
August 3, 2020

Free Webinar: Hygiene and Sanitation in the Healthcare Industry

An effective Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) program must be strictly implemented and adhered to in a healthcare facility to protect the patients and healthcare workers from possible transmission of COVID-19 and other diseases. As one of the integral parts of an IPC program, Hygiene and Sanitation is one key factor to minimize risks associated to the healthcare industry. Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment can break the chain of infection, providing safety to the patients and healthcare workers. Learn more about this by joining our webinar!
July 27, 2020

Food Safety and Hygiene and Sanitation new Webinar Schedules

Thank you for your continuous support and participation in our Food Safety and Hygiene and Sanitation Webinar Series. Please be advised on the NEW SCHEDULE of our FOUR upcoming webinars. Register on this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1STRe6NaPTaVFOU6ckuu1lN1g2cdJUUvnHOxTSG1g0SE/edit and wait for the confirmation e-mail on how to access the webinar.
July 10, 2020

Webinar: Food Allergen Management in the Food Industry

Food allergens are now recognized as a major food safety concern, the management of which should be a shared responsibility between consumers, government, and food manufacturers. Know more on how to implement an allergen management program in your facility and be compliant with the existing local and international regulations. Come and join us on our "Food Allergen Management in the Food Industry" webinar!
July 7, 2020

Rescheduled: Food Safety and Overview of Environmental Monitoring Program

Please be informed that the technical webinar on Food Safety and Overview of Environmental Monitoring Program, which is initially scheduled tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:30 AM, will be moved to July 9, 2020 (Thursday) from 9:30 AM to 11: 30 AM (Manila time).
July 2, 2020

Webinar: Food Safety and Overview of Environmental Monitoring Program

Measure the overall effectiveness of your sanitary design, personnel practices, and operational methods by designing and implementing an Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) in your facility. Want to learn how? Join us on this special technical webinar on Food Safety and Overview of EMP. Be informed on how EMP acts as an early warning system against microbiological hazards.
June 27, 2020

Webinar: Hygiene and Sanitation in Monitoring in the HORECA Industry

Be updated on the latest trends and updates on food safety! Broaden your knowledge and expertise by learning from the country's best food safety experts. Join us on this special technical webinar series on food safety and hygiene and sanitation! Don't get left behind! Click this link to register to reserve your slot.
June 27, 2020

Food Safety and Hygiene and Sanitation Webinar

Be updated on the latest trends and updates on food safety! Broaden your knowledge and expertise by learning from the country's best food safety experts. Join us on this special technical webinar series on food safety and hygiene and sanitation! Don't get left behind! Click this link to register to reserve your slot.
June 23, 2020

Philippine Food Safety Ambassadors Facebook Group

Philippine Food Safety Ambassadors Facebook Group will serve as a discussion platform on the trends and updates on food safety in the Philippines. Our members are encouraged to engage, help, and learn from each other on how to properly implement an effective food safety management system, and raise food safety awareness to help ensure that food served to every Filipino is safe for consumption.
June 19, 2020

Free Webinar on Technologies and Strategies in Preventing the Spread of the virus in Food Establishments

Glenwood Technologies International, Inc., in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A invites you to the Free Technical Webinar on Technologies and Strategies in Preventing the Spread of the Virus in Food Establishments. Be online on June 16, 2020 to be updated on the ff: Topic: Technologies and Strategies in Preventing the Spread of the Virus in Food Establishments
June 17, 2020
What can you do to make a sustained difference in Food safety

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. With globalization, food is processed in greater volumes and distributed over greater distances than ever before. Widespread collaboration and contributions of all players in the food supply chain, as well as good governance and regulations, are essential to ensure food safety.
June 17, 2020
Market sellers, keep your customers safe by washing and sanitizing all surfaces used for food preparation and practising good hand hygiene

Food Safety Tips from the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food safety first! Here are some food safety tips from the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations when buying food in markets.
June 17, 2020

Food Safety Amidst Covid 19

The global war against the invisible enemy has changed the landscape of the food industry from supply chain, processing, storage, delivery, and consumption of goods. Producing essential goods, food companies must continue to move forward in its commitment to provide safe and quality food products to the consumers amidst this pandemic. Mitigating food safety risks while preventing the spread of the virus has become a great challenge to the industry. Calling all food safety professionals!
May 21, 2020

Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus through Proper Hand Washing

First things first: Wash your hands properly! The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) and other renowned institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) are continuously reminding the public to follow preventive actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. One of the simplest and most effective ways is by PROPER and REGULAR HANDWASHING. Be informed! Stay protected! Together, let’s fight this deadly virus.
May 21, 2020

Food Safety during Food Deliveries

Due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, people have been extremely cautious with regard to their activities. Many opt to have groceries and take-out food delivered to their homes for the sake of convenience and personal safety, as opposed to going out and risking contraction of the dreaded COVID-19.
May 14, 2020

GloGerm™ the visual tool for handwashing

The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) and other renowned institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continuously reminding the public to follow preventive actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Among these, the most effective way is to do proper and regular handwashing since 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch.
April 7, 2020

How to Keep your Fruits and Veggies Fresh on Holy Week

Holy Week is a week-long commemoration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith. While some religious groups consume meat during the Holy Week, some opt to fast and have non-meat dishes, resorting to eating fish, vegetables, and fruits during this holiday. One of the things that we must consider in light of this commemoration amidst the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the country is the preservation of the fruits and vegetables.
March 31, 2020

For your efforts and dedication, THANK YOU!

Food Safety Trends PH is one with the nation in thanking our frontliners who continue with the battle to fight COVID-19. Our deepest gratitude to our healthcare workers, the public and law enforcers, emergency responders, city and barangay employees, researchers and scientists, cashiers and supermarket attendants, janitorial team, and other frontliners who are tirelessly serving the community. Thank you for your enormous sacrifices. Your hard work and dedication are very much appreciated.
March 31, 2020

Make sure you don’t miss these areas during handwashing!

As COVID-19 cases around the world continue to increase, millions of lives become more at risk. We owe it to all healthcare workers and front-liners who are currently helping in the COVID-19 situation to safeguard ourselves by staying in our respective homes and, more importantly, by observing proper and frequent handwashing.
March 22, 2020

World Water Day 2020 – Water and Climate Change

Water is one of the essential substances on earth—without it, it would be impossible for all living things to survive. Today, let us all celebrate the importance of water as we commemorate the World Water Day. Initiated by the United Nations (UN), World Water Day is celebrated annually, every 22nd of March.
March 12, 2020

Food Defense: Dealing with Attacks and Threats

Based on the definition from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Food Defense is the process of ensuring the security of food and drinks from all forms of intentional malicious attacks including ideologically-motivated attacks leading to contamination. Aside from the typical monitoring practices and programs executed by companies, food defense focuses on building and creating an environment where disgruntled personnel cannot easily put any unwanted materials onto processed food products. Thus, ensuring the safety of the food.
February 27, 2020

I am A Food Safety Ambassador

Assemble your fellow food safety ambassadors and together, win set of copies of the Food Safety Trends PH magazine, sodexo gift certificates, and other exciting food safety freebies!
February 14, 2020

E. coli O157:H7? Be Informed!

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a species of Gram-negative bacteria that can be found in the environment, food, and intestines of people and animals—it is specifically considered as the indicator of faecal contamination. This bacterium, particularly its pathogenic strains, remains to be one of the most common causes of foodborne illnesses.
January 24, 2020

Methanol Poisoning: A Food Safety Concern

The Laguna and Quezon provinces had seen an outbreak of methanol poisoning on Christmas celebration last year. At least 14 people have died and nearly 500 people were hospitalized after drinking lambanog (traditional Filipino distilled coconut wine) with high methanol content. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed this and urged the public to be wary on purchasing and consuming lambanog and other alcoholic beverages. These products should have proper labels and be registered with the FDA.
June 26, 2018

Campylobacter: An Emerging Foodborne Pathogen

“In 2016, Campylobacter jejuni has finally taken the spotlight as the new food superbug. In a ground- breaking article published in US Food Safety Magazine, University of Leicester scientists […]
COVID-19 and Food Safety