The failure of the Scabine vaccine on lambs in New Zealand has been put down to a problem in the ‘cold chain’, says a chief veterinarian.
Reports show that a vaccine for ‘orf’ or contagious pustular dermatitis in sheep had… Continue reading
Two of the questions we often get asked are ‘What is wireless temperature monitoring?’ and ‘How could wireless temperature monitoring help my company?’.
Wireless temperature monitoring is quite self-explanatory once you understand what it is used for. The Abacus Guardian… Continue reading
A joint project between the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and the Carbon Trust will see, for the first time, a real effort to tackle the carbon footprint of the frozen food industry.
The BFFF have highlighted the issue that… Continue reading
Parent’s attitude to food hygiene has a large influence on their children’s attitudes even into later life, a Food Standard Agency study has suggested. The figures show a link between people’s hygiene and food preparation habits as adults and that… Continue reading
Recent figures show that the problem of food poisoning is far worse than official data may suggest with many people not seeking help from their GP and only the most serious cases being reported.
The study has found that there… Continue reading
Abacus Guardian are proud to have been published in QuickBite Magazine this month. In the July issue, General Manager – Chris Ebsworth discusses the role of technology in safe food storage, explaining how Abacus Guardian can be used to ensure… Continue reading
If you work in the food industry, you will know just how important it is to ensure that your products keep to government regulations in order to prevent food poisoning. Food poisoning occurs after eating or drinking food that is… Continue reading
Notifications concerning pathogenic microorganisms in food to the EU’s recall portal RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) increased by 40% last year, representing an all-time high in notifications of this kind.
642 notifications were reported in 2013, mainly… Continue reading
The difference between best before and use by dates on food can often cause trouble when trying to stick to food regulations. So what distinguishes the two?
Use by dates
Use by dates are placed on food items that will… Continue reading
Research at the University of Warwick has shown a way of preserving blood for longer than the present limit of 42 days.
Currently, blood donations can only be refrigerated for 42 days at -20°c until passing its use-by date, as… Continue reading