. In recent years, aseptic technology has become well established in the food and drink sector as a filling technique.  Yet some businesses are still unaware of its benefits or do not believe that it can be used with their products. As consumers have become more health conscious, the demand […]

Cold Aseptic Filling


About This Article Original article by Nerida Kelton of AIP on Food Processing Nerida Kelton MAIP is the Executive Director for the AIP Australian Institute of Packaging and the ANZ Board Member for the WPO | World Packaging Organisation Full disclosure: Although MQA is a member of AIP, we are […]

Labelling: Environmental Claims



Permission received to shared original article from Kirsty Wilson | Interim Business Solutions.   Why do businesses need documented systems, processes and procedures? I’ve been in business for many years now, and I’ve seen how business owners react differently to systems, processes and procedures.  Some naturally embrace them.  Some do […]

Documented Systems


Article collated by Athini Amarasiri. Prevention of Foodborne Illnesses Foodborne illnesses are a global public health concern.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420 000 die every year.   […]

Part 2: Foodborne Illness Prevention



Original post by Doug Powell on barfblog. It’s a phrase that is bandied about whenever there is an outbreak of foodborne or other microbiological thingies: We didn’t just clean, we did a deep clean…. But, what does a deep clean actually mean?   Andrew Brown of The Canberra Times had a go at the […]

What is deep cleaning and how does it work?


  Article by Spraying Systems Co Pty Ltd Article original from: foodprocessing.com.au Disclaimer: MQA is not affiliated with Spraying Systems Co.  We simply think that the product will bring value to our customers’ tank equipment requirements.   Tank cleaning equipment is designed to yield specific performance under specific conditions.  A […]

Tank Cleaning Operations



Article by Athini Amarasiri.   What is a foodborne illness? Foodborne illness is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food or drink.  Contamination can occur at any stage of the food production, delivery, and consumption chain.  Food contamination can result from pollution in water, soil, or air, as well as […]

Part 1: Foodborne Illness


Article by Athini Amarasiri. What is a Chemical Contamination in Food? Chemical contamination refers to substances that are not a natural part of the food and may be poisonous.  They may have contaminated the food through carelessness or poor handling, the environment, equipment, or from natural sources.  They include toxins, […]

Chemical Hazards



Soft plastics: Follow the Red Recycled Road Original article by Australian Institute of Packaging on website Food Processing. By Nerida Kelton, MAIP Executive Director – AIP | Australian Institute of Packaging; ANZ Board Member WPO | World Packaging Organisation.   When you think of outdoor furniture, roads, bollards, fences, patio […]

Soft Plastics


  Original article from SAI Global.   Food recalls in Australia have increased, with 106 recalls taking place in 2018–19 compared with 81 in 2017–18.  SAI Global, a provider of food safety certification and training, believes that weak supply chain management is a primary cause of product recalls and is […]

Reducing Food Recalls