Articles Tagged with ''food safety''

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Antibiotic resistance a priority for the nation and food industry

US officials say the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become a threat to public health and the economy

President Barack Obama says fighting the bacteria will require a strategic, coordinated and sustained effort.


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Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken

A Foster Farms establishment in Farmerville, LA has issued a recall for 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.


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New whitepaper helps food and beverage manufacturers prepare for audit process

A new whitepaper made available by InfinityQS International, Inc. is targeting food and beverage manufacturers by offering ways to help them prepare for the audit process.


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US company involved in China food safety scandal lays off workers

Illinois-based meat processing holding company OSI Group said it will lay off 340 employees at its Chinese affiliate, Husi Food Co., Ltd., after the facility made headlines in July surrounding an ongoing food safety investigation.


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FDA launches food safety competition to spark breakthrough technology

In order to win the fight against foodborne illness, FDA has issued a challenge to food safety experts and innovators by offering a prize for technological breakthroughs on how to detect disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce.


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FDA revises proposed rules to improve food safety

In response to public comment, FDA has revised four proposed rules to help prevent food-borne illness that when finalized will implement portions of FSMA, the government agency announced Friday.


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OSHA lists top 10 violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal 2014 year, according to the National Safety Council.


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Ground black pepper recalled for Salmonella risk

Gel Spice Company, Inc. of Bayonne, NJ has issued a voluntary recall of 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because of a possibility the product was contaminated with Salmonella.


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Too much salt!

A new report from CDC reveals 90 percent of US children consume more than their recommended amounts of sodium every day

Children ages six to 18 eat an average of 3,300mg of sodium a day, 1,000mg higher than the recommended daily allowance.


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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.


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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.

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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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2014 October

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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