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Did You Wash Your Hands? (Really?)

Those of us who work in the Food Safety field are inspired and energized by the fact that we know that what we do helps to keep people healthy, and indeed even saves lives.

But what if I were to tell you that most of us are missing a point of focus that has the potential to save a million lives a year and result in a huge reduction in human suffering?

These are not my statistics; these come from reputable scientists. If you don’t believe me, go take a look at all the data on the CDC web site.

You ready?

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AQA Finalist for 7th Annual Cade Museum Prize for Innovation


AQA is proud to announce that we are a Sweet 16 Finalist for the 7th Annual Cade Museum Prize for Innovation.

Click to watch CEO Eric Graves on Gainesville's ABC affiliate WCJB 20.

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FOOD -- You're Not Going To Believe What Happens Next

Why We Love Food QA’s Future (And You Should, Too)

I love food, and I really mean it. I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in Europe to a mother who was a trained chef, and grandmother who had her own wonderful garden full of fresh vegetables and fruits. So, maybe I was a chubby kid, but at least I stuffed my face with French croissants and an assortment of amuse-bouches.

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Timing is Everything - GMOs Part III

Why NOT to label GMO’s… Yet

So, I know that I won’t win Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Popularity Contest” regarding her stance on GMO’s. C’est la vie! However, I am happy to see that because of celebrity activists petitioning their local politicians, they are keeping the spirit of this debate alive and well.

Since we are on the topic of debate, I do want us to give good thought as to why we should NOT label GMO’s…right now.

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23 of October, 2015 In: food safety, food tech, Monkeys, Quality Assurance 0

Misconceptions About Food QA Professionals (and Monkeys)


Yes, we have quirky personalities, can name molecular weights for all the elements on the periodic table, and take pride in our perfectly starched lab coats, but those aren’t the misconceptions I’m thinking of. I am talking about the stories told around office water coolers, and in company lunch-rooms. In my previous article, “8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Working in QA,” I compared the QA pros of the world to the soccer referee who ensures that all regulations are followed. Unfortunately, much like soccer referees, we often hear some of the most vile and hateful comments about being members of the QA team.

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AQA Accepts the Challenge at Florida Innovation Hub

AQA is proud to announce our move into the Florida Innovation Hub incubator. The Innovation Hub has already produced a network of alumni companies that are changing the community and the world, including TAO Connect, Shadow Health, Apps for Docs, MindTree Limited, and Gamedayr, to name just a few.

The 48,000-square-foot facility was built with an $8.2 million grant from the federal Economic Development Administration and a $5 million commitment from the University of Florida.

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How Technology is Changing the QA World--Or Not


Hi. My name is Marko, and I am a nerd.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been intrigued by technology and geeky devices. As a millennial, I witnessed a technological revolution unfold in front of my eyes. More like an evolution to be exact. The Gordon Gekko brick phones, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, VCR’s, and the awesome Sega Genesis are now considered a thing of the past. All of these technological marvels were quickly replaced with inventions such as movie/music streaming services, tablet computers, and phones that have more computational power than Apollo 11 did during the moon landing.

It’s no wonder that the world of food manufacturing and quality assurance has also evolved…or has it?

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