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Focus on Food

Focus on Food

By Nick Cork
Owning or managing a successful food business is a complex process - ensuring that food is safe at all times and that the business is complying with all the relevant regulations is no easy task. At Focus on Food, our mission is to provide accessible and cost effective advice, training and guidance to food business owners and managers. No complex technical jargon. No hidden or excessive fees. Through our website, online training courses and this podcast, we take complex technical information and simplify it so that you can just focus on running your business.
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Episode 6 - Focus on Food Regulations

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Episode 7: Focus on Food Allergens
This is a recording of the webinar presented live on Friday 8th May 2020. It will provide you with the technical knowledge and background to understand when and what to test for in regard to possible food allergens in your products.  With a focus on actionable information, we cover the basics of food allergens, before moving on to testing: which tests, how to sample, the role of swabbing, the pitfalls, what the results mean and some common issues.
42:31
December 1, 2021
Episode 6 - Focus on Food Regulations
This episode features a recording of the 6th webinar in the Focus on Food series, originally delivered on Friday 27th March 2020. In this webinar, Nick Cork provides an overview of the food regulatory system in Australia, including a focus on labelling, nutrition claims and allergens.
40:34
November 10, 2021
Episode 5 - Focus on shelf life testing
This episode features a recording of the 5th webinar in the Focus on Food series. In this webinar, Nick Cork CMgr FIML (National Food Consultant, ALS) takes you through an overview of food shelf life testing, including how to set up a shelf life verification trial for your product and how to determine whether you need to apply a best before or use by date. He also covers accelerated shelf life testing and some of the pitfalls involved in getting the right information onto your product.
44:33
September 30, 2021
Episode 4 - Focus on Environmental Monitoring
This is a recording of the 4th Focus on Food webinar held on Friday 18th October 2019. This webinar focused on how to plan and write a compliant Environmental Monitoring plan, including what to test for and specifications. Visit www.focus-on-food.com to subscribe to all of the information available from Focus on Food, including video recordings of the webinars.
37:52
September 1, 2021
Episode 3 - Focus on Microbiological specifications
This is a recording of the 3rd Focus on Food webinar held on Friday 23rd August 2019. This webinar focused on setting microbiological specifications for your food products, process hygiene and potable water, including where to source your information. Visit www.focus-on-food.com to subscribe to all of the information available from Focus on Food.
46:14
August 2, 2021
Episode 2 - Focus on Basic Food Microbiology: Part 2 - Yeast & Mould
Our second episode is a recording of Part 2 of the Focus on Basic Food Microbiology webinars. This episode covers yeast and mould and their role in food spoilage. We look at factors affecting growth and examples of spoilage, plus a roundup of laboratory testing for spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms. More content is available to Focus on Food Premium and Enterprise members at https://focus-on-food.com/
43:41
June 30, 2021
Episode 1 - Focus on basic food microbiology part 1
This episode is a recording of our first ever focus on food webinar, broadcast live on the 21st June 2019. This webinar presented an overview of basic food microbiology, looking in particular at pathogenic bacteria. For more microbiology and food safety content, please visit https://focus-on-food.com/
49:44
June 1, 2021