Food Safety

TECH FLASH

Pomegranate juice: Is it real?

While California is now a major supplier of pomegranate juice, the rest of it originates in Middle East countries, but is not likely to be purchased directly from them.
March 26, 2013

Are consumers getting what they’re supposed to when they buy pomegranate juice?


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Budget cuts key topic at House Agricultural Appropriations meeting

Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
March 18, 2013
Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
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TECH FLASH

FDA releases International Food Safety Capacity-Building plan

The plan is designed to expand the food safety capacity of foreign governments and agencies.
March 12, 2013

Multilateral agreements, secure data sharing and mutual recognition of food inspection reports are recommended.


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TECH FLASH

Food safety regulations miss masked mycotoxins

New research suggests current limits could present health concerns.
March 12, 2013
Mold growing on grain crops may be more dangerous than previously thought.
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Food Defense Systems

Staff vigilance: The first line of food defense

Facing mandates to safeguard against deliberate contamination, food companies walk a fine line between implementing effective defenses and creating an uncomfortable workplace.
March 6, 2013

The joke in certain circles is that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which explicitly cites the need to guard against intentional adulteration, should more accurately be referred to as SCFEA: the Security Consultants Full Employment Act.


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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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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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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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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