California organization doubles down on food safety advisory and science


Manex has been a well-known brand for 27 years

Food safety ensures that food production, distribution, retail and restaurant deliver delicious, worry-free meals to the consumer

Manex provides these key services as well as customized solutions for manufacturers.

Food processing and manufacturing is an important strategic sector in California

The market for new food concepts and companies continues to grow, as does the need for food safety consultants and food scientists.

The training and consultancy work at Manex impacts both the professional and personal lives of trainees. This brings greater skills, and greater income and opportunities.

— Dr. Michael Shabaka Ph.D.

SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 9, 2022 / — Northern California manufacturing resource center, Manex, recently doubled its food science consulting capacity. Gene Russell, President and CEO, said, “As the market for new food concepts and companies continues to grow, so does the need for food safety consultants and food scientists. We wanted to meet the needs of our dynamic food industry with more people and more resources. I am proud to report that our team did just that”.

Food recalls can occur for many reasons. Sometimes they’re the result of investigations into food poisoning outbreaks, like the one that led to the recall of more than 59,000 pounds of raw breaded stuffed chicken in 2021. Other recalls are initiated by companies that report they Even problems, like one in May involving nearly 4,000 pounds of spaghetti and meat sauce, the producer discovered it could have been accidentally contaminated with soy, a known allergen.

Our expertise includes: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit protocols, biologics and sanitation. Microbiology ● food safety ● audit ● audit preparation ● quality assurance ● production plant standard operating procedures (SOPs) ● sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs) ● hazard analysis ● critical control points (HACCP) ● Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) ● California Processed Food Registration (PFR) ● Safe Quality Food (SQF) Audits ● Deviation Audits ● Distribution Warehouse Audits.

Manex offers NSF International certified food safety and HACCP plans for clients ranging from start-up commercial kitchens to national distribution growers.

Recent consultant additions include: FSVP Certified Trainer • LACF Cheese Certified (BPCS) • LACF CFR 113 Certified (BPCS) • PCQI Certified Trainer • Seafood HACCP Certified • FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor Certified • ISO 9001 ● CAPA ● RTE ● LACF ● Lead Auditor ● BSL2 microbiology laboratory experience.

Product development and regulatory experience includes: bakeries, foods and dietary supplements, baby foods, health foods, RTD coffee, chocolate co-packaging, plant-based beverages, major bottlers, cheese, ice cream, frozen foods, chilled desserts, fresh foods, meat, dairy products, ready to reheat, ready meals, flexible packaging

“Our clients benefit from increased engagement, better communication, increased quality, reduced costs, all have ripple and network effects. They enjoy an average return on investment of 6 to 1 on our services.” Walt Tarpley, Vice President of Client Services

The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence dba Manex offers a wide range of operational, technical and strategic advisory services under the MEP program with CMTC, a manufacturing extension partner with NIST MEP. You may qualify for FTE training discounts or a small business grant that we administer as cost offset. Contact Manex at 925-807-5100 or [email protected]

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