November 27, 2020
This 2020, after months of comprehensive validation, CompactDry™ parameters Yeast and Mold Rapid (YMR), Enterobacteriaceae (ETB), and Enterococcus (ETC) have acquired approval from the AOAC International, adding this certification to their current ones from MicroVal and NordVal.

CompactDry™ receives AOAC approval for 3 additional parameters

Good news! This 2020, after months of comprehensive validation, CompactDry™ parameters Yeast and Mold Rapid (YMR), Enterobacteriaceae (ETB), and Enterococcus (ETC) have acquired approval from the AOAC International, adding this certification to their current ones from MicroVal and NordVal.
November 15, 2020
Meat can be a source of protein – an important nutrient in one’s diet, but it can also be an environment for bacterial growth.

Meat Safety 101

Meat can be a source of protein – an important nutrient in one’s diet, but it can also be an environment for bacterial growth. It is crucial to handle and store all types of meat safely.
October 30, 2020

Halloween Tips for Spooky and Safe Fun

Halloween is just right around the corner, and Filipino families may commemorate the annual event by doing things differently this year since the on-going COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of activities people could partake in.
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 27, 2020

Technical Webinar on the Technologies and Strategies in Preventing the Spread of the Virus in Food Establishment

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 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.
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 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.
March 20, 2020

COVID-19 and Food Safety

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has managed to infiltrate and massively affect the lives of millions of people all around the world. While the said virus is not known to be foodborne, it is essential that people be cautious on the matter of food preparation, handling, and consumption.
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

Let nothing spoil your Valentine’s date

Dinner date this Valentine’s day? Food safety first!
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 22, 2020

Food Allergen Management: Advancing Your Food Safety Program

“Food allergies are an abnormal immune response to the normally harmless food protein. Unfortunately, there is no cure for food allergies. Avoidance of allergenic food is the only foolproof way of preventing allergic reactions. Despite such avoidance, cross-contamination or cross-contact still poses a real danger that food allergy sufferers encounter every day.”
January 8, 2020

Importance of Blockchain Technology

Learn the importance of integrating blockchain technology in food safety management. Read the article of Dr. Manny Garcia entitled “New Tech on the Block Tackles Critical Issues in the Food Supply Chain” in the 8th issue of the Food Safety Trends PH Magazine.Get your copy now by subscribing to this link https://lnkd.in/feci5Gu. For advertising and subscription inquiries, contact (+632) 8.470.2325 or e-mail [email protected]
January 6, 2020

Food Safety Tips on Leftover Food

Food safety first! Here are some tips on handling your leftovers properly.
July 5, 2019

Forget the “5-second rule” for dropped food

Food safety first! June 7 marks the first-ever celebration of the World Food Safety Day with the aim to uplift the food safety awareness to protect the public from foodborne illnesses and inspire action to safer food.
June 7, 2019

We Support World Food Safety Day

Food safety first! June 7 marks the first-ever celebration of the World Food Safety Day with the aim to uplift the food safety awareness to protect the public from foodborne illnesses and inspire action to safer food.
June 7, 2019

Allergen Cleaning Procedure: Validation Vs. Verification

Biological, chemical (including allergens), and physical contamination during food production can be prevented by implementing an effective cleaning process. To avoid cross-contact of allergens, a cleaning process must be validated for its ability to remove allergens then its effectiveness verified regularly.
January 24, 2019

Event: ProPak Philippines 2019

Learn how companies ensure that their cleaning program is efficient and effective Learn why you need to clean and disinfect, and know when to verify your […]
May 8, 2018

Food Safety for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Thinking about opening a food business? Here are some tips and insights from the article of Rommel Gerodias “Food Safety for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs” in Food Safety Trends Philippines […]
May 2, 2018

Street Smarts: Food Safety Tips for Street Vended Food

Let’s get something straight: WE LOVE STREET FOODS. People from all walks of life have a special love for street food because of its lip-smacking flavors. It […]
April 24, 2018

For Rapid and Accurate Detection and Quantification of Porcine Albumin and Protein in Food

Halal product labeling is one of the strictest in terms of compliance to what is allowable and not in food production. Food adulteration is prohibited. When pork ingredients cross-contaminate in […]
April 2, 2018

What you need to know: Contaminants in drinking water

Drinking water may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of contaminants. Some drinking water contaminants may be harmful if consumed at certain levels in drinking water while others […]
March 22, 2018

Know your rights: Philippine Regulations on quality and safe drinking water

In the Philippines, two separate Administrative Orders govern different types of drinking water sources. Administrative Order No. 2007-0012 -The Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water requires […]
September 28, 2017

Food Safety Trends PH Magazine Issue 5

Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine explores the significance of implementing a food safety management system along with its challenges, and the resources needed to implement, maintain, […]
September 25, 2017

Antibiotic Resistance: A major food safety concern

Misuse of antibiotics in food-producing animals can cause adverse health effects to humans. Contaminated food, once consumed, can cause antibiotic resistance, reducing the effectiveness of antibiotics […]
September 21, 2017

Antibiotics in your food: Should you be concerned?

Veterinary drugs such as antibiotics are commonly used in food-producing animals to treat infections, prevent disease, or for growth promotion. Doses of antibiotics are either administered […]
September 20, 2017

PREVENTION is better than CURE. (Especially when there’s NO CURE!)

It’s more than the price, the taste or the fancy packaging, especially when you’re allergic to something. Check the labels and list of ingredients of the […]
COVID-19 and Food Safety