MRIGlobal Supports New Web-Based Food Safety Program
As Consultant to FoodQuestTQ, MRIGlobal Experts Work For Improved Food Safety
(Kansas City, MO) July 10, 2012 – MRIGlobal today announced a strategic collaboration with FoodQuestTQ LLC, a Frederick, Md.-based firm offering a new web-based portal and services to manage risk in food production, processing, logistics, and retailing.
FoodQuestTQ is launching three software tools – Food Mapper TQ, Food Defense TQ, and Food Safety TQ – from its “National Food Protection Collaboratory Portal.” These tools are designed for small- to medium-sized food companies, providing a database of up-to-date regulations and standards; information on food safety issues like recalls or accidental food poisonings; and a platform to assess and manage risks in food safety.
FoodQuestTQ also operates the International School for Food Protection, which provides training to become a Certified Food Protection Professional.
MRIGlobal's subject matter experts and laboratory research teams assist FoodQuestTQ customers with meeting their business, safety and security goals. In addition, FoodQuestTQ has also partnered with Leavitt Partners, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, for health intelligence and predictive modeling.
“MRIGlobal is excited to be working with FoodQuestTQ and the National Food Protection Collaboratory on these innovative tools that will help the food industry improve food safety and security, and comply with new federal requirements,” said Michael Ehret, Regional Vice President, MRIGlobal. “This collaboration is an important part of our expanding work in food safety and will help protect consumers worldwide.”
FoodQuestTQ is a technology company with a patented suite of six tools designed to assist small to mid-sized food companies manage risk. FoodQuest uses large repositories of real-time and historical data to produce quantitative risk values, called a “Threat Quotient (TQ),” to assess the probability that a specific food safety event will occur.
For more information, visit www.foodquesttq.com.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.