Food Safety


FDA agrees to deadline on FSMA implementation

A consent agreement will push back the original court-imposed timeline.
February 26, 2014

The final deadline for the rule on intentional adulteration will come in May 2016.

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Are your TTO coders durable enough for your packaging equipment?

Washdowns in meat and poultry facilities can damage sensitive equipment.
February 26, 2014

To save time and expense, consider coders that can withstand the chemicals and moisture in the washdown environment.

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Center for Food Safety sues FDA over GRAS rules

The lawsuit accuses FDA of exempting from regulation potentially dangerous substances such as food additives.
February 26, 2014

The center believes rules on fast-tracking undermine food safety.

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FDA’s Michael Taylor to Congress: FSMA will fall short without more funding

However, industry opposes proposed measures to raise funds.
February 12, 2014

The 2014 omnibus budget does not contain the required funding, according to FDA.

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Integrated Pest Management

Pest Control: The best defense? A good offense

Integrated pest management protects profits by relying on maintenance and sanitation for pest control, rather than chemical treatments that may require plant downtime.
February 7, 2014
Stringent hygiene requirements at food and beverage facilities make an effective pest control program imperative.
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Engineering R&D

X-ray's double take on inspection detection

Dual energy X-ray systems bring value added detection features to identify missing product, damaged product, dented or altered packaging and presence of a premium item.
February 7, 2014
Conventional single-energy X-ray inspection technology has been established as a reliable tool in detecting contaminants like stainless steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass, calcified bone, mineral stone and high-density plastics and rubber.
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FPSA weighs in against mandatory finished products testing

The organization says such testing would be an unnecessary financial and logistical burden.
January 24, 2014
The statement says environmental monitoring is a sufficient primary tool for pathogen detection.
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New guidelines reduce risk of Salmonella in pork production

FSIS implemented updated Salmonella performance standards for poultry in 2011.
January 24, 2014
As a result, market hogs now have the highest permissible Salmonella content of all raw carcass classes.
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3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. invites Student Travel Scholarship Award applications

The program will help students participate in the organization’s annual education program, to be held May 12-16.
January 24, 2014
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full time in a food technology, food science, dairy science or related program.
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Cheerios will be GM-No

The new formulation will be on store shelves soon.
January 14, 2014
General Mills has not changed its official position on the safety of bioengineered products.
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