Food Safety


Preventing and addressing food contamination in rice processing

Bühler Food Safety Initiative Team discusses food safety in rice processing
June 25, 2014

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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The ABCs of GFSI

With FSMA heading towards finalization, GFSI accreditation goes a long way in securing a successful FSMA audit and getting a leg up on competitors
June 25, 2014

With GFSI certification, processors win in two ways: food safety and quality management.

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Food recalls remain consistent, but amount of withdrawn products explodes

Results and trends identified in the latest recall index
June 25, 2014

Mislabeling and undeclared allergens lead the reasons for recalled products.

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Food safety management systems

The right tools enable long-term success

June 9, 2014
HACCP can’t do it all. A food safety management system uses several tools to promote food safety and prevent recalls. After a recall, it may be too late to save your business.

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Food Safety

Killing two birds with one stone

June 8, 2014
A well-designed and implemented chemical purchasing, handling and storage program bolsters a company’s food safety and food defense programs.

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Regulatory Watch

IDFA, NMPF oppose interstate sale of raw milk

June 4, 2014
Dairy producers and dairy processors have found another issue on which they agree.

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Electropolishing cuts cleaning time in removing stubborn deposits

New report shows surfaces produced by electropolishing can cut costs and increase food safety.
May 28, 2014

A recent report by Keith Raney of UltraClean Electropolish Inc. and Richard Avery, consultant to the Nickel Institute Inc., details the ability of an electropolished surface to reduce cleaning time to remove stubborn deposits not removed by usual clean-in-place methods.

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British Retail Consortium introduces new Agents and Brokers Standard

SGS UK awards Mardon first ever global standard for auditing and certifying agents and brokers in the food supply chain
May 28, 2014

BRC began to develop the standard following the horsemeat scandal in the UK, when it identified the weak link in the supply chain as the lack of traceability back to source for food products.

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New GFSI Checklists released

Getting Started with GFSI checklists are now available to download
May 28, 2014

While GFSI is a gold standard in the food and beverage industry, only one-third of processors are  compliant

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Pest Invasion 2014 takes on food safety

Food supply safety, and its connection to pest control, was the theme of this year's event.
May 13, 2014
Food supply safety—and its connection to pest control—was the central theme of this year’s event.

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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.


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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Food Engineering

July 2014

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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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