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Pathogen identifier

The PathSensors Zephyr identifier provides specific identification of pathogens from surface samples.


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Investigation underway after E. coli kills Oregon child

An Oregon county has opened an investigation into two cases of E. coli that killed one child and hospitalized another.


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FSA revises E. coli O157 control of cross-contamination guidance

The UK’s Food Standards Agency has issued an update to the E. coli O157 control of cross-contamination guidance to take into account research on the effectiveness of disinfecting complex equipment and the views of industry and local authority stakeholders.


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Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.

A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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PHI treatment tunnel

The RGF PHI Treatment Tunnel-PLUS system fully treats meat products without affecting their taste or appearance.
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FMI says poultry study is flawed

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has taken issue with a survey released by an advocacy group that purported to find half the chicken products marketed by national brands and sold in supermarkets to be contaminated with feces.


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New safeguards for E. coli

Under a new USDA policy, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will launch traceback investigations earlier when the Agency finds E. coli O157:H7 through its routine sampling program.


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TECH FLASH

Beef processor victim of mass media’s power

Consumer media have triggered a storm of unscientific reporting about a product that has caused no harm.
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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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In the November 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about the Sustainable Plant of the Year, Smithfield Foods. Also, discover good reasons to consider a plant renovation project.

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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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