Articles Tagged with ''audits''

FMI announces food safety auditing scholarship program

The program will provide audit training and financial incentives to college and graduate-level food science students.
July 8, 2013
The program will provide audit training and financial incentives to college and graduate-level food science students.
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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
June 8, 2013
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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Food Defense Systems

Staff vigilance: The first line of food defense

Facing mandates to safeguard against deliberate contamination, food companies walk a fine line between implementing effective defenses and creating an uncomfortable workplace.
March 6, 2013

The joke in certain circles is that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which explicitly cites the need to guard against intentional adulteration, should more accurately be referred to as SCFEA: the Security Consultants Full Employment Act.


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FSMA Update

The devil’s in the details

Looking for some light reading material before going to bed? The first proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act are not the place to start.
March 6, 2013

The second anniversary of the signing into law of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was celebrated January 4 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the long-delayed unveiling of the first proposed regulations affecting manufacturers and their upstream partners in the food chain.


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Attaining Zero Landfill

Trash to cash

January 7, 2013

For food and beverage companies focused on landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.


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Food safety

Safeguard your brand with process control

January 7, 2013

At any level, process control will not only improve food quality, but also enhance food safety.


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Peanut butter recall déjà vu

November 7, 2012
Reported earlier in FE’s Tech Flash e-newsletter, the recent Salmonella Bredeney outbreak has sickened a total of 35 people in 19 states, and has been attributed to peanut butter—and potentially other nut butters—from Sunland Inc. (Portales, NM).
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TECH FLASH

The problem with audits: a snapshot in time

In many recent foodborne illness outbreaks/recalls, processors passed audits with high marks
October 29, 2012
Consumers may think audits equal safe food, but do they?
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The proof is in the paperwork

October 4, 2012
Processors must understand not only what materials are being moved through their plumbing systems, but how these lines are designed and laid out.
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Standardized sanitation

August 6, 2012
An emerging consensus on how best to minimize contamination risks in food plants is adding clarity to design objectives.
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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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