Food Safety

FSMA Update

The devil’s in the details

Looking for some light reading material before going to bed? The first proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act are not the place to start.
March 6, 2013

The second anniversary of the signing into law of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was celebrated January 4 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the long-delayed unveiling of the first proposed regulations affecting manufacturers and their upstream partners in the food chain.


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Food Safety

Food defense and FSMA

The key to building a food defense program is risk assessment. Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.
March 6, 2013

Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.


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FDA seeks comment on pilot projects for improving traceability

FSMA calls for the pilot projects.
March 5, 2013
FSMA calls for the pilot projects.
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FDA reopens comment period for BSE regulations

Emerging scientific evidence suggests the potential for harm.
March 5, 2013
Emerging scientific evidence suggests the potential for harm.
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TECH FLASH

Nanomaterials: Promising technology, potential controversy

A lack of transparency surrounds the versatile new technology.
February 26, 2013

Some are calling for more information from food companies on nanomaterial use.


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TECH FLASH

Differing definitions of antimicrobial resistance make improvements difficult

Challenges arise from a lack of harmonization for the cut-off point for microbial resistance.
February 26, 2013

Integrated programs will help solve the problem of antimicrobial resistance.


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TECH FLASH

3A-SSI Sanitary Standards announces FSMA-compliant equipment design criteria

The new criteria account for recently released preventative controls rules.
February 26, 2013

More effective hygienic design is a major component.


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AFFI launches FSMA self-assessment tool

Manufacturers can receive readiness scores in 11 categories.
February 26, 2013
Manufacturers can receive readiness scores in 11 categories.
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IKEA finds horse meat in meatballs

Food authorities from the Czech Republic announced the positive test results.
February 25, 2013
Food authorities from the Czech Republic announced the positive test results.
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Retired UK food inspector bashes inspection protocols

The retiree claimed the system gives producers too much influence over inspections.
February 22, 2013
The retiree claimed the system gives producers too much influence over inspections.
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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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