Manufacturing News

FSIS release documents of Listeria risk

March 22, 2003
The FDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the USDA have announced the availability of two documents: a draft risk assessment on the relationship between foodborne Listeria and human health that considers 20 ready-to-eat food categories, and a risk management action plan based on the Listeria risk assessment.
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Crunch time comes for California processors

March 22, 2003
Rolling blackouts and escalating energy costs already are impacting food processors throughout California, but the worst may be yet to come.
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New food safety rule on retained water in meat and poultry

March 22, 2003
Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, before his departure from office, announced a new USDA requirement intended to improve the safety of raw meat and poultry products.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

March 22, 2003
The Stellar Group has finished construction on a 50,000-sq.-ft. renovation and expansion for Smithfield Packing Co.
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Online B2B venture gaining momentum

March 22, 2003
This hasn't been a particularly good year for many web-based business-to-business ventures, but at least one company is having a relatively easy - make that ec - time of it.
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Feds prepare to take on Mad Cow Disease

March 22, 2003
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to expand efforts to combat bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)
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Plain talk about food labels

March 22, 2003
NFPA endorses presenting information on allergens in terms that consumers can readily understand
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Industry & People

March 22, 2003
ABB, the global technology company, announced that it has acquired a minority interest in the Swedish software maker, Industrial & Financial Systems AB (IFS)
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Foodborne illness "sprouting" from unusual source

March 22, 2003
Guess what the biggest source of foodborne illness in California was between 1996 and 1998. Meat? Eggs? Contaminated water?
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