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Food Safety

GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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Food safety management systems

The right tools enable long-term success

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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HACCP can’t do it all. A food safety management system uses several tools to promote food safety and prevent recalls. After a recall, it may be too late to save your business.


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Food Safety

Is preparing for third-party audits an oxymoron?

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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 It can be dangerous for a company to prepare for an audit— if it decides to rework its procedures. 


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TECH FLASH

Food safety and auditing scholarships available now

The Food Marketing Institute is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Students majoring in food and agricultural science are welcome to apply.


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Audits

Plant audits: Minimizing food safety risk

A global food maker, a developer of certified audit programs and consultants discuss non-regulatory onsite plant audits and how they improve food safety, customer compliance and food quality.
By Mikell Knights
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A global food maker, a developer of certified audit programs and consultants discuss non-regulatory onsite plant audits and how they improve food safety, customer compliance and food quality.


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Integrated Pest Management

Pest Control: The best defense? A good offense

Integrated pest management protects profits by relying on maintenance and sanitation for pest control, rather than chemical treatments that may require plant downtime.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Stringent hygiene requirements at food and beverage facilities make an effective pest control program imperative.
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Field Reports

Dock doors get some needed attention

Updated shipping and receiving doors prevent ongoing impact damage from forklifts and pallets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Shipping and receiving doors at this ice cream maker needed specialized treatment to prevent ongoing impact damage from forklifts and pallets.
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FSIS audit calls for better sanitation controls at Canadian meat facilities

The audit awarded the Canadian Food Inspection Agency an "adequate" rating, the lowest acceptable rating for countries exporting food to the US.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The audit awarded the Canadian Food Inspection Agency an "adequate" rating, the lowest acceptable rating for countries exporting food to the US.
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GFSI releases Food Safety Auditor Competencies

The framework can be downloaded for free by interested stakeholders.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The framework can be downloaded for free by interested stakeholders.
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Packaging

Top shelf test

New package audit shows how design helps or hinders spirits makers.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Many consumers are attached to a vodka brand based on marketing and advertising instead of the actual product. 


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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.

Podcasts

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

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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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