Articles Tagged with ''audits''

Food Safety

What GFSI can do for you

GFSI scheme owners are extending coverage to animal feeds and packaging while processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance. 


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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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FMI announces food safety auditing scholarship program

The program will provide audit training and financial incentives to college and graduate-level food science students.
By Shane O'Halloran
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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
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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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.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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

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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
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Consumers may think audits equal safe food, but do they?
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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

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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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