September 12, 2022

Grab digital copies of the Food Safety Trends PH Magazine!

Grab your digital copies of the latest and previous issues of the Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine (FSTM)!
September 6, 2022

Webinar: Microorganisms of Interest in the Food Industry

Did you know that product recalls are often caused by microbial contamination?
August 31, 2022

22nd National Tuna Congress

The National Tuna Congress is back with its 22nd iteration! Spearheaded by the SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc., the event is anchored on the theme, "Braving Rough Seas Toward a Better Tomorrow." The congress will be a gathering of different industry players, government and non-government agencies, and experts and leaders within the Philippine tuna industry.
August 31, 2022

Advertise with Food Safety Trends PH Magazine!

Increase your brand awareness in food manufacturing and related industries by advertising in the upcoming issue of the Food Safety Trends PH Magazine!
August 31, 2022

Back to School Food Safety Tips

Two and a half years have passed since schools were closed. Now, they are gearing up to reopen their gates to students. To many, this is a welcome change after being holed up and being compelled to learn through digital means. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic’s end still not in sight, parents and students must continue to exercise caution despite this recent development.
August 19, 2022

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What you need to know

How can you manage food allergens in your facility and ensure that there will be no cross-contamination between common food allergens and non-allergen containing products?
August 19, 2022

Food Allergen Management Webinar

How can you manage food allergens in your facility and ensure that there will be no cross-contamination between common food allergens and non-allergen containing products?
July 22, 2022

Most Common Food Poisoning-causing Microorganisms

Do you know the most common microorganisms causing food poisoning worldwide?
July 18, 2022

Webinar: Food Fraud and Food Defense

How can food fraud and adulteration in the food supply chain be addressed?
June 29, 2022

Glenwood Bites (Episode 2) – Hygiene and Sanitation in the Food Industry

Watch the second episode of GLENWOOD BITES as we highlighted the importance of designing an effective hygiene and sanitation control program in the food industry. Learn more about hygiene and sanitation in the food industry: https://glenwood.ph/how-clean-is-clean/
June 17, 2022

Glenwood Bites (Episode 1) – Food Safety: A Corporate Commitment

For the past 27 years, Glenwood Technologies International, Inc. has spearheaded numerous efforts in disseminating food safety information to the technical community and the public. Among these are the bi-annual release of the first magazine on food safety in our country, "The Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine", which aim to link the provider and the receiver of food safety information - from the different government mandates, relevant events, food safety experts’ tips, to the sharing of best food safety practices from different companies.
April 18, 2022

Food Poisoning: The Facts

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is caused by consuming unsafe food contaminated by bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemicals, or other agents.
April 18, 2022

Webinar: Trends on Hygiene and Sanitation

Join us on this FREE special technical webinar on Hygiene and Sanitation in partnership with Kimberly-Clark Professional Philippines! Learn the Science behind Disposable Wipes from Dr. Josephine Anne N. Ng, Pediatric Infectious Disease and Infection Control Specialist, and be updated on the trends and updates on Hygiene and Sanitation in the Food Industry from Ms. Enya Lou Anas, Product Specialist of Glenwood Technologies International, Inc.
March 25, 2022

Grab your Digitial Copies today!

Grab your digital copies of the latest and previous issues of the Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine. Scan the QR code below or click this link https://fliphtml5.com/homepage/pclqq to access all available digital copies.
March 1, 2022

Students, join our contest for an EXCLUSIVE food safety webinar!

FOOD SAFETY: How Much Do You Actually Know? Part 3
February 14, 2022

FOOD SAFETY: How Much Do You Actually Know? Part 3

FOOD SAFETY: How Much Do You Actually Know? Part 3
February 14, 2022

Valentine’s Day 2022

Dinner date this Valentine's Day? Food safety first!
February 14, 2022

Strengthening the Philippine Food Safety Regulatory System (Excerpt)

From 2019 until the third quarter of 2021, the FDA-CFRR has handled 835 reports with majority from consumer complaints arising from product defects (e.g., presence of physical contaminant, sub-par physical appearance, etc.), followed by reports on potentially violative processed food products, and lastly by foodborne disease outbreaks as coordinated by the DOH — Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiological and Surveillance Units (i.e., Regional, Provincial, City/Municipal).
February 14, 2022

COVID-19 and Its Effects on the Food Industry (Excerpt)

The presence of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (sSOPs), and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) afforded the food industry an upper hand in wading through the tides of the pandemic. Modifications to these existing food safety programs and better employee practices can certainly propel food businesses forward.
February 8, 2022

Webinar: GMP and HACCP in the Food Industry

Meet the resource speaker of our webinar on the Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017!
January 19, 2022

Meet the speaker of the webinar, Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Meet the resource speaker of our webinar on the Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017!
January 14, 2022

Webinar: Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Is your laboratory ISO/IEC 17025-accredited?
January 13, 2022

Initiatives and Strategies of the HORECA Industry in Response to the Crisis (Excerpt)

With the pandemic waning in many countries, Dr. Leana Wen, professor at George Washington University, outlined a three-pronged approach to end the pandemic with the caveat that COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Increasing vaccination and maintaining mask mandates or continued recommendations to wear masks should be added to this sensible approach.
January 7, 2022

COVID-19: Behind the Headlines and Food Safety Challenges (Excerpt)

"With the pandemic waning in many countries, Dr. Leana Wen, professor at George Washington University, outlined a three-pronged approach to end the pandemic with the caveat that COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Increasing vaccination and maintaining mask mandates or continued recommendations to wear masks should be added to this sensible approach. 1. Making vaccines available for younger children 2. The need for oral outpatient treatment for COVID-19 3. The need for free or inexpensive readily available rapid tests"
December 23, 2021

Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine Issue 9

Make way for the most-awaited issue of the Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine with the theme "Food Safety and COVID-19: Accelerating Digital Innovations".
November 22, 2021

Webinar: Water Quality Awareness Resource Speakers

Mrs. Nenita Marayag, RCh is the Supervising Technical Officer of the National Reference Laboratory - East Avenue Medical Center (NRL-EAMC). She has a decade-long experience developing performance evaluation guidelines of water and drug testing kits, and has notably authored the NRL-EAMC Quality Manual. Providing technical and consultative assistance on water analysis, drug testing, and toxicology, Mrs. Marayag has also been instrumental in creating and updating the 2017 Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) as a member of a technical working group. The former Board of Director of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) currently oversees, supervises, and directs all analytical procedures of the NRL-EAMC.
November 18, 2021

Free Technical Webinar on Water Quality Awareness

Are you informed on the updates on the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW)? According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), water quality is "determined by comparing the physical and chemical characteristics of a water sample with water quality guidelines or standards." Water quality standards, such as the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water, are formulated to protect human health by enabling the provision of water that is free from harmful contaminants and is safe for public consumption. Calling all waterworks officials, developers and operators of water supply systems, ice manufacturers, health sanitation authorities, drinking water laboratories, and establishments and institutions that supply drinking water!
October 11, 2021

Webinar: Halal Awareness

Do you consider yourself knowledgeable on Halal regulation requirements and food safety principles? Halal is treated as a very critical concept in Islam and is an issue considered very sensitive for Muslims. The demand for Halal products has been on the rise and is expected to increase significantly. Estimated to be worth US$ 1.9 trillion in 2020, the Halal industry is one of the fastest-growing consumer segments worldwide.
September 14, 2021

Do you want your company to be featured in our magazine?

Microwave ovens have been playing an important role in food preparation since their creation in the 20th century. To make sure food is safely prepared, special care must be taken when cooking or reheating. Microwave ovens, even those that have turntables, can cook food unevenly and leave "cold spots" where bacteria can survive. Bacteria can only be killed and food can only be kept safe when foods are heated to a safe internal temperature.
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 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 16, 2020

ProPak Philippines 2020 Technical Seminars

Visit us at our booth during the ProPak Philippines 2020 on February 5-7, 2020 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Be updated on the latest trends and updates on food safety by joining our technical seminars.
January 16, 2020

ProPak Philippines 2020

ProPak Philippines is the international processing and packaging trade event for the Philippines, and the perfect platform to access a robust and expanding industry and market. To be held on February 5-7, 2020 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, the trade event would be hosted for the second consecutive year, aiming to deliver a focused industry event connecting international suppliers to local and regional buyers.
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.
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 not the actual farmers. Safety and credibility of farm produce may be difficult to guarantee as these are sourced from different farm locations, but supplier verification is a huge step done by companies to address this concern.”
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 prevent or treat infections. Unfortunately, drug residues that remain in edible tissues or in animal products such as meat, milk, eggs, and honey still pose a risk. If exceeding regulatory levels, these residues induce harmful effects to consumers such as hypersensitivity reaction, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, disruption of normal intestinal flora, and development of drug resistance in microorganisms. “
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 you the latest issue of the Food Safety Trends Philippines Magazine with the theme “Food Safety in the Supply Chain”. This new issue of FSTM tackles how food safety in the supply chain ultimately begins in the farm.
January 24, 2019

Event: ProPak Philippines 2019

See you at the ProPak Philippines 2019 on January 24-25, 2019 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Visit us at the media center (Booth No. […]
May 16, 2018

Food safety at home: Mother knows best

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.
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 Philippines, FSTM 6 is now ready to provide trends and updates on food safety and food microbiology to your heart’s content.
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 Magazine Issue 6.
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 is also a good way to taste the country’s distinct food culture.
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 food products, food producers usually lack the proper detection tools to verify its presence. With Glenwood’s Xema® Test
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 may be harmless.
March 27, 2018

How safe is your drinking water?

Drinking water comes from a variety of sources including public water systems, private wells, or bottled water. Ensuring safe and healthy drinking water may be as simple as turning on the tap from an EPA-regulated public water system; other water sources may need a water filter, a check on water fluoridation, or an inspection to ensure a septic tank is not too close to a private well.
March 27, 2018

Level Up and Simplify Your Water Quality Testing System

With over 100 tests and proprietary chemistries, Industrial Test Systems (ITS) provides a comprehensive range of water quality tests for ensuring the safety of water systems from free chlorine to heavy metals.
March 23, 2018

Be guided: DOH advisory on safe drinking water

In an emergency situation (e.g. flooding, heavy rainfall), tap water may not be safe to drink or use.
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
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, […]
COVID-19 and Food Safety