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FDA urges industry to step up food security

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U.S. farms, processors, restaurants and supermarkets can take a number of steps to better protect the nation's food supply, including conducting criminal background checks on employees, safeguarding water supplies and
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Industry & People

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A tractor-trailer filled with more than 600 cases of cookies, snack cakes, donuts and other baked treats left Davenport, Iowa, bound for the 5,500 sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt,
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Injury and illness rates declined in 2000

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Workplace injury and illness rates declined in 2000 to their lowest levels since the 1970s, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (LBS). Although the number of injuries and illness
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USDA to continue testing for Salmonella

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says its inspectors will continue to test for Salmonella in meat grinding plants, and won't hesitate to shut down plants that don't meet food
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FSIS delays effective date for final rule on water retention

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has delayed by a year the implementation date of the final rule on retained water in raw meat and poultry products until Jan.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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Centennial Foods of Calgary opened its new food processing plant in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The plant will employ up to 190 people to make frozen meat products for markets in North
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Study identifies obstacles to e-commerce

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B2B e-commerce won't become a reality unless manufacturers and retailers learn to trust each other enough to share information, according to a new "e-readiness study" conducted by Roland Berger &
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Attitudes about irradiation are changing

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American consumers may be warming up to the idea of irradiation as a result of the technology's ability to eradicate anthrax spores in contaminated U.S. mail, according to a survey
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Americans head for the kitchen

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After nearly a decade of year-over-year declines, the number of meals Americans prepared at home in 2000 inched upward for the first time since 1991/1992, the last recession, according to
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Bush backing biosecurity bill

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The Bush administration is supporting a $3.25 billion Senate bill that would enhance the nation's ability to detect and respond to biological and chemical weapons attacks, according to various administration
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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