Articles Tagged with ''audits''

The proof is in the paperwork

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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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

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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An emerging consensus on how best to minimize contamination risks in food plants is adding clarity to design objectives.
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Water reuse—penny wise, millions of dollars smart

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With the lack of rainfall in the heartlands causing grain futures to trend upward and water shortages on everybody’s mind, conserving and reusing water has been a major push for several food and beverage processors.
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Tools to help avoid a disastrous outbreak and recall

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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GFSI-based tools can help if they’re used correctly, but it comes down to how well a processor internally manages its food safety efforts.
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Keeping pests out of the process

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HACCP plans must address unwanted pests as well as allergens and microbes.
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35th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Processors Prepare for Future Initiatives

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Processors are making do with existing facilities, reducing energy and other resources while preparing for FSMA-related inspections.


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GFSI Update: Creating a Safe and Effective Worldwide Food System

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Don’t wait until customers ask you to comply. Get started now to improve manufacturing performance and food quality.
 


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Yves Rey takes over chairmanship of the GFSI Board of Directors

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Rey is corporate quality general manager at Danone.
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FDA oversight lacking in US food facility inspections

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Since 2004, FDA has relied increasingly on states to conduct inspections.
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Plant Security: Thwarting the Intent to Harm

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Deliberate acts of sabotage can be more difficult to detect and prevent than bacterial threats to food. Food manufacturers now are bolstering their defenses against security threats.


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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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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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