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GAO: FDA, USDA should strengthen pesticide residue monitoring programs

GAO suggests FDA and USDA improve their methodologies

GAO evaluates  limitations in FDA, FSIS and AMS monitoring of foods for pesticide residue.


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Nebraska firm recalls macadamia nuts for possible food safety risk

Marathon Ventures, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a number of retail and bulk packages of raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.


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China lifts suspension on Washington apples

China has lifted its 2012 suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington state, USDA announced.


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FMI awards 10 scholarships for food safety improvements

The Food Marketing Institute has awarded 10 scholarships to food and science majors in the US for academic pursuits to improve food safety and protect public health.


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Giant Food removes cilantro for possible food safety risk

In response to a recall by Shenandoah Growers, Giant Food of Landover, MD has removed all Giant brand packaged cilantro from sale because of a potential Salmonella contamination.


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Alabama poultry plant cited for safety hazards

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an Alabama poultry processing plant in Jack, Al for exposing workers to dangerous machinery as well as fall and musculoskeletal disorder hazards.


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PA food processor recalls chicken for Staphylococcal Enterotoxin contamination

Murry’s Inc., based in Lebanon, PA, has issued a recall of approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


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GAO recommends USDA strengthen food safety standards for Salmonella, Campylobacter contamination in poultry

The government agency provides four specific recommendations to ensure the safety of chicken and turkey products

Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in food causes more than 2 million human illnesses per year.


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Beware the (warm) water

A University of Florida study of bottled water indicates the liquid is not safe if left in a warm place for an extended period of time

Researchers studied chemicals released in 16 brands of bottled water kept at 158°F for four weeks to examine levels of BPA and antimony.


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FDA, Society of Toxicology to hold seminars on food safety challenges

FDA has partnered with the Society of Toxicology to provide a series of training sessions focusing on high quality, cutting-edge, future-oriented toxicological science to address challenges in food and ingredient safety.


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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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2014 December

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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