Articles Tagged with ''food safety''

New study highlights misrepresentation of shrimp in US

Americans love to eat shrimp—Forrest Gump alone taught us there are no less than 20 ways to enjoy it—but the origin of shrimp is often a mystery and cause for concern according to new research suggesting shrimp sold at grocery stores and restaurants are misrepresented.

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Giant Food removes cilantro for possible food safety risk

In response to a recall by Shenandoah Growers, Giant Food of Landover, MD has removed all Giant brand packaged cilantro from sale because of a potential Salmonella contamination.

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Alabama poultry plant cited for safety hazards

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an Alabama poultry processing plant in Jack, Al for exposing workers to dangerous machinery as well as fall and musculoskeletal disorder hazards.

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Fireball quiets rumors after European recall stirs up controversy

The New Orleans-based Sazerac Company, producers of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, have reinforced there is no recall of its product in North America and has assured consumers the popular and fast-growing alcoholic beverage is safe to drink.

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FDA to hold public meeting on FSMA updates

FDA has announced a public meeting on November 13 to discuss proposed changes to four rules originally proposed in 2013 to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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PA food processor recalls chicken for Staphylococcal Enterotoxin contamination

Murry’s Inc., based in Lebanon, PA, has issued a recall of approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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GAO recommends USDA strengthen food safety standards for Salmonella, Campylobacter contamination in poultry

The government agency provides four specific recommendations to ensure the safety of chicken and turkey products

Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in food causes more than 2 million human illnesses per year.

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Consumer perception of packaging challenges waste reduction

The results of a DuPont exit poll stress the importance of collaboration between packaging professionals to help reduce food loss and waste

Packaging leaders say extended product shelf life should be the packaging’s largest role in ensuring food safety.

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Hershey reaches settlement in trademark suit against pot edibles company

A marijuana edibles manufacturer has agreed to recall and destroy all of its products that share a resemblance to products produced by the Hershey Company

As the cannabis edibles industry settles into the market, some regulators look to ban marijuana -infused products.

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Beware the (warm) water

A University of Florida study of bottled water indicates the liquid is not safe if left in a warm place for an extended period of time

Researchers studied chemicals released in 16 brands of bottled water kept at 158°F for four weeks to examine levels of BPA and antimony.

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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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