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Listeria test results the next day

Two new PCR assays from DuPont Qualicon have received AFNOR certification as alternative methods for detecting Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes. These assays, developed in collaboration with Oxoid, Ltd., use optimized enrichment
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Summer's Salmonella summons scrutiny

Weaknesses in food safety policy, organization and communications were all displayed during summer’s outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul, according to a report released by the Produce Safety Project (PSP), an initiative
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OMAC Integration Symposium

The second annual OMAC Integration Symposium will be held at the Partners in THINC Facility in Charlotte, NC, December 3-4, 2008. The event agenda will focus on Total System Evolution-a theme that embraces all industries and is vital to the advancement and improvement of processes, business functions and the ability to meet customers’ changing needs.
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Free food safety kit for food industry employees

FDA, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Agriculture, launched its food defense awareness training kit for first line food industry employees. The training targets these individuals because they play an important role in helping to keep our nation’s food supply safe from the farm to the table.
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Avoid sludge, but how?

Sewage sludge can contain disease-causing microbes, synthetic chemicals and heavy metals that can cause acute and chronic disease. Many of these contaminants can persist in soil for centuries and can enter the food system through crops grown on sludge-treated land, as well as animals that graze on contaminated land.
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Fuel cell decreases plant's external energy requirements

Pepperidge Farm Inc. installed a 1.2 megawatt (MW) fuel cell power plant at its state-of-the-art bakery in Bloomfield, CT. Manufactured by FuelCell Energy Inc., the fuel cell is now the biggest power source for this 260,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, and represents the largest single commercial fuel cell power plant in the US.
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Listeria still crawling around

While the major Listeria outbreak in Canada has subsided, two unrelated recalls still show the possibility of Listeria contamination in foods north and south of the Canadian border.
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IPPE 2015

The 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Jan. 27-29. More than 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry representatives attended the event to interact with the 1,288 exhibitors on the show floor that covered more than 490,000 net square feet. At the show exhibitors demonstrated innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by firm in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products.

Podcasts

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 March 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how a surprise FDA audit could be serious if you're not recording key data.

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