Scientific review of a proposed expansion of the use of irradiation for most foods is nearing completion, Jeffrey Barach of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA) told attendees at July's Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting, and USDA inspectors are gearing up for possible applications of the technology to control Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meats.
In a speech last month to the National Food Policy Conference, Food and Drug Administration acting Commissioner Dr. Lester M. Crawford said FDA plans to modernize the good manufacturing practices (GMPs) used for foods.
Uncle Wally/United Baking plans to invest an additional $5 million in the 43,000-sq. ft. bakery plant it built in Brookhaven, NY in 2001. The expansion will house a new production line and create 50 new jobs.