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UK Food Standards Agency calls for meat surface contamination research tenders

The agency wants proposals for carrying out research on the effectiveness of surface treatments in reducing microbiological contamination of meat.
The agency wants proposals for carrying out research on the effectiveness of surface treatments in reducing microbiological contamination of meat.
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FDA issues draft guidance on acrylamide reduction

Acrylamide forms in some foods during certain types of high-temperature cooking, such as frying, roasting and baking.
Acrylamide forms in some foods during certain types of high-temperature cooking, such as frying, roasting and baking.
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Case history: Science-based ozone system improves seafood processor’s peace of mind

In addition to food inspectors, customers often ask for bacteria counts.

One processor says bacteria count reduction has a direct impact on earnings, and ozone has made cleaning easy.


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California firm recalls chicken salad products due to possible E. Coli

Approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products are included in the recall.

Approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products are included in the recall.


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The case for understanding your products

It’s imperative processors fully understand their products from a microbiological viewpoint.

The consequences of not doing so can be severe.


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FDA proposes FSMA controls on pet food, agricultural feed

This is the fifth rule the agency has proposed this year as part of FSMA.

There are currently no regulations in place governing the production of most animal foods.


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OECD makes nanomaterial safety assessment recommendations

The group recommends existing chemical safety frameworks be used, but says they may need to be adapted.

Nanomaterials offer intriguing applications for food and beverage, but human and environmental risk has not been established.


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Mexico bans chicken produced at facilities linked to ongoing Salmonella outbreak

It is the first time Mexico has banned US meat products due to public health concerns.
It is the first time Mexico has banned US meat products due to public health concerns.
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Poultry farmer wins water pollution permit suit against EPA

Litter and manure washed into Chesapeake Bay tributaries is agricultural runoff instead of a fixed pollution source.

Litter and manure washed into Chesapeake Bay tributaries is agricultural runoff instead of a fixed pollution source.


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Cantaloupe farmers plead guilty to six misdemeanors

Charges related to a 2011 Listeriosis outbreak linked to their farm.
Charges related to a 2011 Listeriosis outbreak linked to their farm.
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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 December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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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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