Food Safety

Recall Prevention and Planning

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

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

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

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

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.
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

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

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?

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

USDA and FDA partner on food safety booklets to help those with compromised immune systems prevent foodborne illness.
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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.


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 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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FSMA Audit

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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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