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Q&A: What is SQF?

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute is a globally oriented initiative, spearheaded by manufacturers, suppliers, and many other (mostly for-profit) companies, to promote safe quality practices throughout the complex food and beverage industry chain. Independent of but informed by and influencing various common regulatory guidelines, the SQF

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Decompress on St. Patrick’s Day with the Help of Compressed Air

In the United States, Irish pub owners (who were actually raised in Ireland) have long joked that St. Patrick’s Day is every publican’s “favorite English holiday.” It can be an extraordinarily profitable day for them. The pubs teem with revelers. Pints pour endlessly. And no shortage of

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Love Chocolate at Valentine’s? You Should Love Compressed Air Too…

Chocolate is a universal treat. It’s enjoyed by cultures throughout the world. Derived from the cocoa beans, it has historically been harvested in South America (where it originated); but today the African continent is the largest producer (accounting for roughly 66% of the global supply). Côte d’Ivoire

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OSHA Offers eTools for Respiratory Protection

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled some online tools to help employers and workers understand how to properly select their respiratory selection gear. The system succinctly reminds employers of their specific responsibilities under OSHA guidelines, such as for making sure compressed air systems are

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Food Safety Rule Changes – Compressed Air Will Play a Role

On 4 January 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed major new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules that many consider the most significant food safety advances since the 1940s. While one rule proposal deals largely with sanitation management and protocols on produce farms, another

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