Food Safety

TECH FLASH

Product recall preparedness and Rancho Feeding Corp: Expert Q+A

Last month’s Rancho Feeding Corp. recall resulted in nearly 9 million pounds of recalled meat—and caused the company to cease operations.
April 14, 2014

Basic recall preparedness and prevention are worth the investment, says ExpertRECALL’s Kevin Pollack.


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TECH FLASH

Dynamic integrated pest management says shoo fly, don’t bother me

A dynamic approach means efficient and long-term resolution.
April 14, 2014

Chemical treatments require an expert to apply and don’t attack the cause of the problem.


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Food Safety

Is preparing for third-party audits an oxymoron?

April 8, 2014

 It can be dangerous for a company to prepare for an audit— if it decides to rework its procedures. 


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Sanitary Equipment Design

Sanitary Equipment Design

April 8, 2014

Depending on the application and the country, design rules and standards can vary, causing headaches for machine builders as they try to make designs more universal.


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TECH FLASH

Rootworm evolving to eat GMO corn, say scientists

The insects were unable to survive exposure to Bacillus thuringiensis-infected corn, but resistance has been growing.
March 26, 2014
Scientists say the first examples of resistance were found in 2009 in Iowa.
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UK Trading Standards Service cuts could hinder food safety enforcement

Public analysis labs for food testing have dropped from 15 to 11 over three years.
March 26, 2014
In the wake of the horse meat scandal, one food safety expert says supply chain integrity is endangered by cuts.
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TECH FLASH

Food safety and auditing scholarships available now

The Food Marketing Institute is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.
March 26, 2014

Students majoring in food and agricultural science are welcome to apply.


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Engineering R&D

Surface appeal: Novel antimicrobial for direct food contact

Novel antimicrobial quickly neutralizes broad range of pathogens on food contact surfaces; now takes aim at direct food contact.
March 8, 2014

 Chlorine- and ammonia-based disinfectants and sanitizers are typically used as interventions or rinses to eliminate dangerous bacteria, fungi, viruses and foodborne pathogens on food preparation and food processing areas. 


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Proposed FDA rule on sanitary transport out for comment

March 8, 2014

 FDA has published a proposed rule requiring shippers that transport food to use sanitary transportation practices. The action is being taken to comply with provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act and covers shippers that use motor vehicles or rail. 


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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.
March 8, 2014

A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

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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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2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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