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Comment period extended on FSMA proposed sanitary transportation rule

FDA announced Tuesday it extended the comment period on the proposed rule relating to the sanitary transportation of human and animal food by 60 days.


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Food Safety Summit 2014 focuses on FSMA

More than 1,500 food safety professionals gathered at BNP Media’s 16th Annual Food Safety Summit (FSS) last month in Baltimore, MD to learn about the latest FSMA updates and how they will affect their companies’ businesses.


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Food Safety

Semper paratus! Food defense depends on it

“Always prepared” is good advice for protecting the food supply, and it’s the law.
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition” is a line made famous by the Monty Python troupe.


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Sanitary Equipment Design

Sanitary Equipment Design

Depending on the application and the country, design rules and standards can vary, causing headaches for machine builders as they try to make designs more universal.


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FDA to announce extension of proposed FSMA rule comment periods

Comment periods for the proposed rules on mitigation strategies for intentional adulteration and the designation of high-risk foods for tracing.
Comment periods for the proposed rules on mitigation strategies for intentional adulteration and the designation of high-risk foods for tracing.
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Proposed FDA rule on sanitary transport out for comment

 FDA has published a proposed rule requiring shippers that transport food to use sanitary transportation practices. The action is being taken to comply with provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act and covers shippers that use motor vehicles or rail. 


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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.

A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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TECH FLASH

FDA agrees to deadline on FSMA implementation

A consent agreement will push back the original court-imposed timeline.

The final deadline for the rule on intentional adulteration will come in May 2016.


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FDA to host third public meeting on sanitary transportation FSMA rule

The meeting will be held March 20, 2014 in College Park, MD.

The meeting will be held March 20, 2014 in College Park, MD.


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TECH FLASH

FDA’s Michael Taylor to Congress: FSMA will fall short without more funding

However, industry opposes proposed measures to raise funds.

The 2014 omnibus budget does not contain the required funding, according to FDA.


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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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