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Arsenic in your rice?

First, it was arsenic in fruit juices; now it's rice
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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
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Consumers may think audits equal safe food, but do they?
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Is nut butter recall a sign of an endemic problem at FDA?

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest says FDA has not been keeping up with implementing FSMA rules.
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Recall Prevention and Planning

By Olin Thompson, Contributing Editor
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A food safety plan starts with prevention, but must also include the actions to take should an incident occur.
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The proof is in the paperwork

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Processors must understand not only what materials are being moved through their plumbing systems, but how these lines are designed and laid out.
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USDA’s FSIS releases updated Listeria guideline

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Intended for inspection program personnel, the revised guideline addresses sanitation, testing and prevention of cross-contamination of post-lethality, exposed RTE products.
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Another look at aspartame

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The European Food Safety Authority is calling for data as a matter of routine.
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Consumers don’t buy organics for nutritional reasons

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Instead they buy organic products for the ingredients they don’t contain—like pesticides, chemicals, antibiotics, etc. But how much less is the question.
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Trust, but verify

You can never be too cautious when you buy ingredients from around the world.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Whether it’s your suppliers or process, analytical instrumentation can confirm the quality of your ingredients and assure your process is efficient, safe and under control.
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Food Safety: Time to check the plumbing

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Processors must understand not only what materials are being moved through their plumbing systems but how these lines are designed and laid out.
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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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2014 August

The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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