Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Increases Role for Food Microbiology Testing Laboratories

(Food Safety Tech)  Implementing new technologies will help food microbiology testing labs streamline the compliance process.

The passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will increase the role of food microbiology testing labs. As a result, the passage of this legislation food testing procedures and documentation to be more stringent. The largest impact will come in the form of an increase in the volume of samples that must be processed in accordance with the new FSMA rules. This requires labs to be more attentive on accurate and complete record keeping. Food testing labs have the opportunityto deal with the increased demands for testing by implementing new technologies into the laboratory. Rather than expanding their facilities, they can improve their processes through innovative technology to produce higher throughput.

With heavy changes coming to the food industry, this presents exciting new opportunities to design new technology that will simplify processes within testing labs. Moreover, this can potentially allow labs to accurately produce their results through automation.

Heateflex’s Jacob Bowland, breaks down the expectations the new act will require from food microbiology testing labs. Read the full article.