Articles Tagged with ''FSMA''

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Court orders FDA to publish remaining FSMA regulations

The Center for Food Safety and Center for Environmental Health initiated the lawsuit leading to the decision.
By Shane O'Halloran
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FDA proposed using target timeframes, but a judge ordered a date be set.


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More information helps everyone make better-informed manufacturing decisions

The food and beverage manufacturing industry has become increasingly complex over the past few years.
By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Complexity makes it difficult to grasp the interconnectivity of all of current industry challenges to begin to form solutions. 


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FSIS guidance for small meat processors

The updated guidance requires small meat processing plants to demonstrate that they are meeting HACCP requirements.
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The guidance requires small meat processing plants to demonstrate that they are meeting HACCP requirements.
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Survey says: Process manufacturers still confused about FSMA

Many respondents have not budgeted for FSMA-required upgrades, and about half are unsure how the regulations will affect them.
By Shane O'Halloran
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FDA estimates new regulations will cost the average factory around $13,000 and will be enforced with new powers to fine, initiate recalls or shut down noncompliant businesses.


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FDA releases Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Science and Research Strategic Plan

The document is a plan for supporting Food Safety Modernization Act implementation.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Goals include improved preventive controls for Salmonella and E. coli and detection of allergens and gluten in food.


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Food Safety

Minimizing risk from raw materials

The ingredients you use reflect the quality of your product, so keep close tabs on your suppliers
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Food manufacturers are launching new efforts to improve ingredient quality, make use of newer technologies and generally push greater innovation into their product offerings.


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Manufacturing News

Food Fraud: You purchased what?

Is your burger really 100 percent beef? Is your virgin olive oil really virgin? Only your analytical instrumentation knows for sure.
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As a result of the recent UK horsemeat scandal, consumers and processors are very much aware they may not be getting what they paid for.


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Food Safety

Are your ingredients and raw materials safe?

Risk assessment is an essential element for protecting a company’s good name, its products and its customers
By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Today, processors must ensure what they order is safe, high quality and wholesome, and vendors must be able to prove all of these.


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FDA’s third annual Reportable Food Registry report shows increase in food contamination incidents

Fresh produce and undeclared allergen reports increased most.
By Shane O'Halloran
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In three cases, submissions made to the RFR alerted FDA early to potential public health issues before potentially harmful products reached the marketplace.


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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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FSMA Audit

What is the is most important step you have taken to become ready for a FSMA audit?
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