My name is Kristine McDonald, and I am a Corporate Quality Manager at Tree Top. Like so many of my counterparts, working for our valued customers, I have a passion for assuring our food supply is safe and meets all our stringent quality parameters. As the name of this blog suggests – Tree Top’s Quality & Food Safety (QFS) Insights – will cover either QFS practices, proposed regulatory guidelines, new food safety requirements, or topics readers have expressed an interest in discussing.
...If processes for tempering and thawing are not administered correctly, food safety is compromised by encouraging growth of pathogenic microorganisms and food quality is compromised by encouraging spoilage microbial growth. Microbial growth may also affect the product sensory aspects further compromising food quality. Read More...