Food Safety

Food Safety: Color contributes to safe, efficient food production

Color coding of maintenance and sanitation equipment is becoming a certification requirement.


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Special metal-detectable plastic tools for food processors

While plastic is fantastic, it’s not if it winds up in your salad or cake
The best way to detect plastic scraps in food is to include a metal powder within the plastic resin.
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FDA oversight on food imports should leverage other countries’ resources

GAO report suggests FDA use a comparability system like the USDA’s FSIS applies
Unless it gets help from other countries, enforcing FSMA’s import regulations will be a challenging and expensive task.
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Canadian government updates 50-year-old food safety laws

The new regulations single out food additives
Health Canada will be able to act faster to authorize safe food additives.
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Traceability systems needed to increase trust in food safety

A new study from Canada’s Conference Board says one step forward and one step backward in the supply chain is a simple, robust and cost-effective method of traceability.
Recalls in North America and around the world reinforce the need for a robust traceability system.
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Automated systems enhance hand and boot hygiene

As part of larger sanitation programs, hand and boot washing plays a key role in improving food safety and adhering to stricter regulations.
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Peanut butter recall déjà vu

Reported earlier in FE’s Tech Flash e-newsletter, the recent Salmonella Bredeney outbreak has sickened a total of 35 people in 19 states, and has been attributed to peanut butter—and potentially other nut butters—from Sunland Inc. (Portales, NM).
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Stopping adulteration at the source: tainted ingredients

COAs may not tell the truth about ingredients, but instrumentation does
NOW Foods couldn’t take a chance that tainted ingredients would compromise the purity and integrity of its dietary supplements, so it found an easy way to spot check all incoming ingredients.
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Arsenic in your rice?

First, it was arsenic in fruit juices; now it's rice
After the scary stories in January about arsenic and apple juice, now it’s rice.
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The problem with audits: a snapshot in time

In many recent foodborne illness outbreaks/recalls, processors passed audits with high marks
Consumers may think audits equal safe food, but do they?
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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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Food Engineering

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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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