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Attack of the healthy tomato!

Attack of the healthy tomato!
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Biolabs on a chip speed pathogen identification

Biolabs on a chip speed pathogen identification
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NFPA program seeks to streamline supplier audits

The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has announced plans to launch a new Food Safety and Quality Systems Supplier Audit Program as a means of coordinating the audits of food manufacturing facilities and their suppliers.
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Not so fast! -- Billy to remain at FSIS

Despite his comments at an October meeting of the Food Industry Codex Coalition, Thomas Billy does not have immediate plans to resign from his post as administrator of the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).
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Consumers less confident about food safety in plants

Consumers are less confident than they were a year ago about the ability of meat and poultry packers to ensure food safety, in spite of major efforts to bolster testing and inspection of their products, according to the CMF&Z Marketing Communications' Eighth Annual Food Safety Survey.
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Using fieldbus for filtration

Although it appears relatively straightforward, the making of beer -- or at least consistently good beer -- has evolved into complex science requiring tight process control.
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GAO report favors food irradiation

A General Accounting Office report prepared at the request of the U.S. House Committee on Commerce concludes the benefits of food irradiation outweigh any risks, but industry insiders question if it is enough to motivate retailers to step up marketing of irradiated beef, poultry and other products.
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Food Safety

The American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation has unveiled a new microbiological benchmarking program to help plants compare their microbiological profiles against those of other industry companies.
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Flow International announces joint project with Kraft, ConAgra, others

Waterjet manufacturer Flow International Corporation has signed agreements.
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Flexibility keeps poultry line cooking

With steadily increasing orders pushing its annual sales past $450 million, meat processor Koch Foods decided to construct a poultry processing plant in Fairfield, Ohio, that had the flexibility to fill any type or size of order the company received.
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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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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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