Food Safety

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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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Salmonella Typhimurium hospitalizes 62, kills 2

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The infections have been linked to cantaloupes from a southwestern Indiana farm, but the name of the farm wasn’t made public until August 22. Some industry experts questioned the late notice.
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FDA food advisory and recall process: How good is it?

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A GAO study says there is room for improvement.
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Food safety guides for groups most vulnerable to foodborne illness

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USDA and FDA partner on food safety booklets to help those with compromised immune systems prevent foodborne illness.
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Animal cloning OK in Europe; GM animals under public comment

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The European Food Safety Agency doesn’t have a food safety issue with cloned animals, but is seeking public comment on GM animals.
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Publicly available food pathogen genome database in the works

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Genetic code sequencing of 100,000 food pathogens will help identify causes of outbreaks.
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Source of E. coli O145 infection still a mystery

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So far, source is unknown, and there have been no recalls.
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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 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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