July 29, 2021

Take Your Sanitation Verification to the Next Level

Don’t get left behind! Take your sanitation verification to the next level. In the manufacturing industry, it is necessary that hygiene and sanitation programs are in place and practiced by everyone. If the cleaning method employed is insufficient, pathogens and allergens lurking in the environment, especially on improperly cleaned food contact surfaces, may compromise food safety and may result in food recalls. This can be avoided by utilizing hygiene and sanitation verification testing tools.
July 23, 2021

On-demand Webinars on Test Method Validation that can be Trusted and Method Validation and Verification

Check out the on-demand webinars entitled Test Validation That Can Be Trusted and Method Validation and Verification conducted by Nissui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, the manufacturer of CompactDry™ (the world's most trusted ready-to-use chromogenic media plate for microbial analysis) in partnership with Campden BRI, an independent international food consultancy and research organization based in the United Kingdom.
July 13, 2021

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.
June 18, 2021

Webinar: Defining Risk in Food Safety in the Philippines Resource Speaker

Meet the resource speaker of our webinar on Defining Risk in Food Safety in the Philippines!
June 14, 2021

Webinar: Defining Risk in Food Safety in the Philippines

Food safety challenges remain a prevalent global concern. Free trade as well as the globalization of food products are some of the factors that contribute to the increased exposure of food hazards to populations.
June 7, 2021

World Food Safety Day 2021

The World Food Safety Day is commemorated every June 7th each year to raise attention and encourage action to help prevent, detect, and manage foodborne risks. The theme for this year's celebration, "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow", underlines that the production and consumption of safe food have immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet, and the economy. Embracing digital innovations, advancing scientific solutions, and honoring traditional knowledge will allow the availability of safe and healthy food for all to be sustainable in the future.
May 15, 2021

Webinar: Food Safety Standards in the Philippines Resource Speakers

Meet the resource speakers of our webinar on the Food Safety Standards in the Philippines!
May 8, 2021

Mother’s Day 2021

Everybody has their own favorite food but nothing beats a delectable home-cooked meal prepared by our mothers who know us best and love us unconditionally. Each food prepared by our mothers is surely made with love and with strict attention to ingredients, flavors, and most importantly, food safety. They make sure that every food served at our table is scrumptious and safe for consumption.
May 3, 2021

Webinar: Food Safety Standards in the Philippines

Do you consider yourself well informed on the Philippine food safety standards?
April 6, 2021

Share your company’s best food safety practices

Are you included in your company's food safety team?
March 25, 2021

Holy Week 2021

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Catholic Church to suspend Holy Week activities in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Several churches in Metro Manila have opted to conduct their services online in the meantime. Following the continued rise in the number of cases in the country, the Department of Health strongly urges Filipinos to stay at home and instead avail of these online services  
March 24, 2021

Is your favorite street food safe?

Is your favorite street food safe? 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. Certain Filipino street food favorites include kwek-kwek, barbeque, isaw, balut, green mango with bagoong, and mais, among others. These street foods can be found almost everywhere in the Philippines – around markets, schools, universities, factories, and even offices – they have easily blended into the urban scene, being very accessible to the majority of the Philippine population. It has been an integral part of the culture and the landscape of the Philippines.
March 22, 2021

World Water Day 2021

"Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development" - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Held on March 22nd every year, World Water Day underlines the importance of fresh water. The event raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
March 18, 2021

Cost-effective Solutions for Liquid Handling

Are you looking for a cost-effective pipettor and pipette tips? We got you covered! Glenwood Technologies offers a comprehensive model selection of mechanical and electronic pipettes. Pipettes are available in fixed or adjustable single, 8-channel, and 12-channel models that can support volumes from 0.1 µL to 10 mL. Choose from lightweight designs to strain-free pipetting features. All pipettes are calibrated to ISO 8655-2:2002 standard, ensuring high accuracy and precision. Electronic pipettes are also self-calibrating via an online software.
March 11, 2021

How safe is your favorite Halo-halo?

The arrival of summer in the coming weeks will have Filipinos looking for ways to beat the heat. With the COVID-19 lockdowns limiting the places Filipinos can visit, most would think their options would be either to risk contagion or to swelter in quarantine, but cold Pinoy treats such as Halo-halo may help. This summertime treat would be a sure and delicious way to cool down. However, before indulging yourself with this colorful delight, be mindful of these food safety tips
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.
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.
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

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!
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 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 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.
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 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.
February 4, 2019

 Supplier Verification of Farm Produce in the HORECA Industry

“Verification of farm produce suppliers has always been a challenge in the Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering/Café (HORECA) industry since most of its suppliers are traders and […]
January 24, 2019

Veterinary Drug Residues: A Public Health Concern

“Veterinary drugs are crucial in the animal food production industry as they help increase the rate of an animal’s weight gain, improve feed efficiency, and even […]
January 24, 2019

FSTM – Food Safety in the Supply Chain

Are you a food safety ambassador? We’re sure that you’re craving for the latest trends and updates on food safety. Worry no more as we give […]
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 10, 2018

New Issue of Food Safety Trends PH Magazine

The wait is over! Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine Issue 6 has arrived! Regarded as a reference material of thousands of food safety professionals and students in the […]
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 […]
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