April 6, 2021

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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 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

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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!
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

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.
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 24, 2020

Can corona virus (COVID-19) be transmitted to food?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is generally thought to be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is currently no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through food or food packaging.
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 4, 2020

Prevent Novel Corona Virus Through Proper Handwashing

First things first: Wash your hands properly! The Global Community is now working together to prevent the further spread of the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which is now considered an international health crisis. Scientists and researchers in different countries are also making progress in the creation of possible cure and vaccine for the virus.
February 4, 2020

Institute for Food Safety Advancement

January 30, 2020

Food Allergen Management: Advancing Your Food Safety Program

Be updated on the local and international regulations in food allergens, understand how it is becoming a global concern, and be aware of the latest technologies that can be used to monitor and manage food allergens. Read the article of Mr. Kennard Musngi entitled “Food Allergen Management: Advancing Your Food Safety Program” in the 8th issue of Food Safety Trends Philippines 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 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.
July 31, 2019

Food Safety: How Much Do You Actually Know?

Worrying that your furry friend may be suffering from Ehrilichiosis? Visit your veterinarian and ask for ImmunoComb® today!
July 15, 2019

How Safe is your Drinking Water?

Did you know that at least 2 billion people, globally, drink water coming from sources that have fecal contamination? According to the World Health Organization, contaminated water can cause diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. It is also the cause of an estimated 485,000 diarrheal deaths each year.
June 20, 2019

Don’t wash raw chicken – U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention

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.
November 28, 2018

Rice Crisis: A Food Security Wake-up Call

Php70 per 1 kilo of rice? Ironic as it may seem in a country with plenty of arable land, such is the incident in Zamboanga City […]
October 22, 2018

Food Poisoning It Isn’t Always The Last Food You Ate

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the time between consuming a contaminated food and feeling sick is typically 2-3 days, and sometimes even […]
August 20, 2018

Urgent Hiring: Graphic Artist (Project Based)

Do you have what it takes? We are looking for a creative and talented graphic artist to join our team. Major Responsibilities: – Development of the company’s brochures, […]
August 9, 2018
HACCP Food Safety Training Intervention Program

Food Safety Training Intervention Program: HACCP Primer

Be updated on the latest trends and updates on Food Safety! Learn from the Philippines’ First Food Technologist, Dr. Sonia De Leon! NRCP-Research Foundation Inc., (NRCP-RFI), […]
July 30, 2018

The Cold Truth about Listeria

“Listeria was first discovered in the 1920s by Dr. Everitt Murray, and was originally named as Bacterium monocytogenes. It was later on renamed to honor Dr. Joseph Lister who […]
July 19, 2018

Addicted with Korean Barbecue? Eat with food safety in mind.

Craving to grill unlimited thinly sliced pork and beef on your table with delicious banchan on the side? We’re sure you love Korean barbecue buffet as […]
June 29, 2018

Free Webinar on Hygiene & Sanitation

Glenwood Technologies International, Inc., in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A invites you to the Free Technical Seminar on Hygiene and Sanitation. Be online on July 5, […]
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 […]
June 13, 2018

Pathogens of Interest in the Food Industry

“Food safety is non-negotiable. The continuous urbanization and modernization of our country had brought major transformations in food manufacturing, processing, transporting, retailing, and even consumption. Consequently, […]
May 29, 2018
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Sanitary Design: The Next Worthy Investment

“The Sanitary Design of a facility or an equipment is heavily oriented towards the avoidance of microbiological contamination and colonization, much like the goals of HACCP. […]
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 23, 2018

Dhabihah: Halal Method of Slaughter

For a meat to be halal, animals must be alive and healthy, and has to be slaughtered by a Muslim in a ritual way known as “Dhabihah”. Animals should be slaughtered […]
April 13, 2018

What you need to know about Halal.

Halal is often used in reference to food and drinks that are permissible for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic law. Muslims are not allowed to consume blood, alcohol, pork and by-products, as […]
April 12, 2018

Are your products Halal Certified?

With 1.6 billion consumers worldwide, the Halal market continues to be a growing industry. To access this market, Philippine businesses secure Halal certification for their products to comply with the religious […]
April 11, 2018

Food Safety and Social Media: An Integrated Approach

In a world of interconnected screens and Wi-Fi-driven news, brands and organizations must take precautionary measures in handling potentially “viral” food safety crises. Excerpt from the article […]
April 10, 2018

The Philippine Halal Industry: What you need to know

“The development of Halal industry is a collaboration of the private and government sector wherein the Department of Trade and Industry works on trade laws and export, the Department of […]
April 6, 2018

A new trend is coming…

Be the first to get the new issue of Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine! Be informed on the various trends and updates on food safety and quality awareness. Don’t be left behind! Pre-order a […]
April 6, 2018

Our DNA level Pathogen Detection

Microbiological analysis is important in determining the safety and quality of food. Conventional methods are labor intensive, time consuming, and costly. To address these concerns, rapid methods […]
April 5, 2018

Your kitchen is home to more harmful bacteria than your bathroom.

People disinfect their toilet seats all the time, but they don’t realize that they really need to pay attention to their kitchen too. According to Dr. […]
April 4, 2018

Food Recall: A Constant Threat to Profitability

A food recall occurs when there is reason to believe that a food may cause consumers to become ill. Some reasons for recalling food include: (a) discovery of an organism in […]
April 3, 2018
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Is it safe?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common bacteria that cause food poisoning are Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, and Campylobacter. Symptoms of food […]
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 […]
March 21, 2018

Mycotoxin in Crops: A Threat to Humans and Livestock

Mycotoxin contamination is a significant food safety concern in the grain industry. Consumption of mycotoxin-contaminated commodities can lead to acute and chronic diseases in humans and animals. There are six […]
February 8, 2018

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February 1, 2018

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November 7, 2017

Technologically Advanced Mycotoxin Test System with Water-Based Extraction

Glenwood Technologies’ premium mycotoxin test kits can help food and feed producers rapidly detect and quantify the presence of mycotoxins in different agricultural commodities both as raw materials and finished […]
November 3, 2017

Home Food Safety Tips: Preparation of Hot Combination Dishes

Follow these food safety tips in preparing hot combination dishes: Hot Combination dishes are dishes prepared with combinations of meat, fish, sauce, starch, vegetables and/or fruits […]
November 2, 2017

Supplier Food Safety Program in the Food Chain: A Critical Issue for the Philippine Food Industry

Since the acceptance of the farm-to-table concept in food safety systems, the importance of upstream sources in food manufacturing has become the recent focus in global […]
October 23, 2017

Home Food Safety Tips: Preparation of Batters and Doughs

Do not eat raw batters! Unbaked batters and dough can be hazardous if not handled properly. They may contain high levels of Salmonella as most of […]
October 19, 2017

Home Safety Tips: Washing of Fruits and Vegetables

Follow these food safety tips in washing your fruits and vegetables: Use two clean, sanitized sinks or two clean, sanitized food tubs in the sink for […]
October 18, 2017

Home Food Safety Tips: Preparation of Stocks, Sauces, and Brews

Here are some food safety tips in preparing stocks, sauces, and brews: Do not thicken soup and sauce items until about 10 minutes before service because […]
October 10, 2017

Grilling Food Safety 101

Are you craving for a tasty barbecue and savory grilled meats? You may want to follow these food safety grilling tips from the U.S. Department of […]
October 9, 2017

Understanding Food Safety Management Systems Certification Standards

“Internationally, the most widely applied form of self-regulation are the ISO certification and HACCP-based systems. The International Standards Organization (ISO), based in Geneva, develops standards (including […]
October 6, 2017

Global Economic Burden of Food-borne Diseases

“It is estimated that the yearly foodborne illness burden in the UK is £1.5 billion resulting from a million people ill with 20,000 receiving hospital treatment […]
October 5, 2017

Non-compliance to food safety could be very costly

“There are multiple costs associated to health hazards caused by unsafe food, worst of which are the mortality of a fraction of the world’s population, and […]
October 4, 2017

Home Food Safety: Preparation of Cold Combination Dishes

Here are some food safety tips in preparing cold combination dishes: –Cold combination dishes are dishes made of the same food items as hot combination dishes […]
October 2, 2017

Feed Safety Assurance… food safety starts with the farm

“As part of the food supply chain, it is the legal responsibility of feed manufacturers to ensure that only safe and quality products enter the food […]
September 29, 2017

Egg Safety: What you need to know

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), fresh eggs, even those with clean, uncracked shells, may contain bacteria called Salmonella that can cause foodborne illness. […]
September 6, 2017

Bird Flu Outbreak: It’s better to be safe

The news of Bird flu hitting some areas of Central Luzon, Philippines alarmed the nation. Further confirmed by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) […]
September 4, 2017

Trusted Partner in Food Safety

It is a privilege to be a part of the commendable food safety management system of various food companies. Moreso, it is an honor to have […]
September 4, 2017

Cost-Effective Solutions for Food Safety Assurance

Food safety should be a top priority for fast food chains, restaurants, and food manufacturing facilities. With Glenwood’s CleanDo II™ and ST-Tuve III®, the food service […]
September 4, 2017

Food and Drinks Asia 2017 and AsiaFood Expo 2017

See you at the Food and Drinks Asia 2017 and AsiaFood Expo 2017 on September 7-8, and September 13-14, 2017 at World Trade Center, Pasay City. […]
September 4, 2017

Campylobacteriosis: It’s more common than you think

According to World Health Organization, Campylobacter spp. is one of four key global causes of diarrhoeal diseases. It is considered to be the most common bacterial […]
April 15, 2015

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