Food Safety

Food Safety

Metal detection: Quality or safety?

Make sure the equipment has been properly set up and validated, and these activities have been fully documented.

Metal detection is a fact of life in the food processing industry. Most processors, whether they process snacks, meats, grains or liquids, have either metal detectors or X-ray machines to detect and control metal contamination.


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At the crossroads in the age of transparency

Prove the food safety science behind your product, and the truth shall set you free from detractors.

About a year ago, the food industry was embroiled in the lean, finely textured beef media frenzy.


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TECH FLASH

Quantitative framework would improve food safety

A recent technical paper grades food safety performance from A to F.

How can industry and government increase the quantitative aspects of food safety effectiveness?


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TECH FLASH

Co-resistance complicates treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Efforts to address antimicrobial resistance have seen significant progress, but not enough.

International interdependence of food production presents an obstacle to combating resistance.


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Slow government response likely contributed to more illnesses in 2011 Salmonella outbreak

Government was slow to address ground turkey contamination.
Government was slow to address ground turkey contamination.
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Safe Quality Food announces information days program

The first seminar in the series will take place on April 18 in Chicago, IL.
The first seminar in the series will take place on April 18 in Chicago, IL.
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TECH FLASH

Exemplary food safety practices can drive sales

Consumers are more likely to buy based on product safety than brand.

Could safety improvements help your company’s sales?


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TECH FLASH

Increasing complexity of the food chain demands improved management of supplier track and trace data

Tom Egan of PMMI discusses supplier track and trace with Food Engineering.

Is your track and trace operation suited to today’s supply web?


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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.

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.
Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
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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.

Podcasts

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

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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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