Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

More support for dairy farmers needed now

April 5, 2012
A USDA report finds that the US’s largest 1,750 dairy farms supply more than 50 percent of the country’s milk.

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Preslaughter interventions could reduce E. coli in cattle

April 5, 2012
I n any manufacturing operation, attempting to adjust the process to correct for a defective component or ingredient can be nothing but frustrating when the supplier hasn’t done its job to provide a defect-free product.

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If you bag it, they will eat

April 5, 2012
Secondary packaging typically is associated with behind-the-scenes activity, but a Long Island company is demonstrating the effectiveness of secondary packaging in making school breakfasts more appealing to children.

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Food Safety: Verify, verify, verify

April 5, 2012
Recent rash of recalls reinforces the importance of a sound allergen control plan.

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Allergen Control: Using Techniques that Go Well Beyond the Label

April 5, 2012
Building allergen management into your HACCP plan can go a long way in preventing expensive mistakes.

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Beef processor victim of mass media’s power

March 27, 2012
Consumer media have triggered a storm of unscientific reporting about a product that has caused no harm.
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Food Safety Summit provides training, explores FSMA

February 23, 2012

This year’s program in Washington, DC provides 88 hours of education spanning four days.

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Antibiotic-resistant MRSA present in retail pork

February 23, 2012
The hospital isn’t the only place you can contract MRSA.
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Online tool helps improve GAP compliance

February 6, 2012
USDA has introduced a free online tool designed to help US producers of all sizes achieve Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), harmonized standards and certification.

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing a new rule that will allow food processors to label a broader range of products without first submitting the label to FSIS for approval.

Streamlined label approval in the works

January 12, 2012
FSIS is proposing a new rule to allow processors to label a broader range of products without first submitting the label for approval.
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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