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Make a commitment to educate your workforce

By properly educating staff and providing adequate resources to do this, a company protects its workforce, reputation, resources and itself.
By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Everybody knows Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.


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Food safety and quality keep processor ahead of its competition

New processing/forming equipment is not only built for performance, it has food safety designed into every unit.
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A family-owned business, JTM Food Group started more than 40 years ago in the retail meat industry and prides itself on working closely with customers to develop ideas for custom food products sold to schools, restaurants, healthcare groups, convenience stores and retail grocery stores.


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TECH FLASH

Improving social media’s role in food safety

North Carolina State University researchers have developed guidelines for using social media to communicate effectively in the interest of public health
By Jeremy Gerrard
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To be successful, health information providers must meet the needs of online audiences.


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Canada begins new beef labeling requirements

Beginning Aug. 21, all MTB products sold in Canada must clearly bear a label reading “mechanically tenderized” and include instructions for safe cooking
By Jeremy Gerrard
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The results of a risk assessment test focusing on E. coli showed a five-fold increase in risk from mechanically tenderized beef products when compared to intact cuts of beef.


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Research dissects countries with most food safety violations

A new study reveals India, China and Mexico had the highest number of food safety incidents in 2013
By Jeremy Gerrard
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More than one-third of all food safety violations in 2013 were a result of excessive or illegal pesticide contamination.


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Food Safety

GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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TECH FLASH

OSI apologizes for food safety scandal and promises action in Shanghai

Chinese food and drug administration officials shut down Husi Food Co., Ltd. after reports the company sold expired meat
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Chinese media outlet Dragon TV aired undercover footage of employees at the Shanghai facility casually placing meat that fell on the ground back into company supplies.


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Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

The AMI foundation studied antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic RTE products
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Researchers concluded a combined approach decreases and suspends the recovery of Lm populations.


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TECH FLASH

High levels of Roundup in soybeans

A new study from Norwegian researchers demonstrated high levels of glyphosate in GM-soy
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Researchers tested GE-soy, conventional soy and organic soy to determine their nutrient and element compositional differences, as well as the presence of residues of herbicides and pesticides.


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Preventing and addressing food contamination in rice processing

Bühler Food Safety Initiative Team discusses food safety in rice processing
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As the food industry manages a balancing act for greater capacity, efficiency and profitability, food safety always weighs in at the forefront.


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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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FSMA Audit

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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

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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