Articles Tagged with ''food safety and security''

BRC publishes revised global standard for food safety

The British Retail Consortium has published has published the seventh issue of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, recognized internationally as a standard for good manufacturing practices in food, packaging, storage and distribution as well as consumer products.

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Ireland secures beef access to US market

The US will resume beef imports with Ireland according to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney.

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Walmart enhances poultry safety measures

Designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses, Walmart announced it will implement enhanced poultry safety measures for supplies.

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USDA releases annual Pesticide Data Program summery

USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service posted the data from the 2013 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) annual summery, which confirmed the overall pesticide chemical residues found on the tested foods are at levels below the tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and do not pose a safety concern.

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Avian influenza spreads to more farms in British Columbia

Canadian officials confirmed the presence of avian influenza on two additional farms and another barn in British Columbia, bringing the total number of infected premises to eight. Avian influenza is highly contagious between birds and can spread rapidly.

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GMA commends US House subcommittee on GMO hearing

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) applauded the US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee for its hearing Wednesday that discussed the future labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO).

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Nation’s largest school districts move toward acquiring antibiotic-free chicken

The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition of the largest school districts in the US—including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando—announced an antibiotic-free standard for companies to follow when supplying chicken products to its schools.

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Canadian officials quarantine 5 British Colombia farms to monitor avian influenza

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will continue its investigation into an outbreak of avian influenza on farms in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley which continue to be quarantined to control the spread of the disease.

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Court orders California seafood company to stop production

A federal judge entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Neptune Manufacturing, Inc. of Los Angeles requiring the company and its owners to stop processing and distributing their smoked and pickled seafood products, according to FDA.

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Pork belly product recalled

Nebraska-based Quality Meats, Inc. issued recall for approximately 44,372 pounds of frozen pork belly product because it was not presented at the US border for proper import inspection, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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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.


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 this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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