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The ABCs of GFSI

With FSMA heading towards finalization, GFSI accreditation goes a long way in securing a successful FSMA audit and getting a leg up on competitors
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With GFSI certification, processors win in two ways: food safety and quality management.


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TECH FLASH

Food recalls remain consistent, but amount of withdrawn products explodes

Results and trends identified in the latest recall index
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Mislabeling and undeclared allergens lead the reasons for recalled products.


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Food safety management systems

The right tools enable long-term success

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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HACCP can’t do it all. A food safety management system uses several tools to promote food safety and prevent recalls. After a recall, it may be too late to save your business.


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Food Safety

Killing two birds with one stone

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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A well-designed and implemented chemical purchasing, handling and storage program bolsters a company’s food safety and food defense programs.


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Regulatory Watch

IDFA, NMPF oppose interstate sale of raw milk

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Dairy producers and dairy processors have found another issue on which they agree.


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TECH FLASH

Electropolishing cuts cleaning time in removing stubborn deposits

New report shows surfaces produced by electropolishing can cut costs and increase food safety.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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A recent report by Keith Raney of UltraClean Electropolish Inc. and Richard Avery, consultant to the Nickel Institute Inc., details the ability of an electropolished surface to reduce cleaning time to remove stubborn deposits not removed by usual clean-in-place methods.


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TECH FLASH

British Retail Consortium introduces new Agents and Brokers Standard

SGS UK awards Mardon first ever global standard for auditing and certifying agents and brokers in the food supply chain
By Shane O'Halloran
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BRC began to develop the standard following the horsemeat scandal in the UK, when it identified the weak link in the supply chain as the lack of traceability back to source for food products.


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TECH FLASH

New GFSI Checklists released

Getting Started with GFSI checklists are now available to download
By Jeremy Gerrard
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While GFSI is a gold standard in the food and beverage industry, only one-third of processors are  compliant


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TECH FLASH

Pest Invasion 2014 takes on food safety

Food supply safety, and its connection to pest control, was the theme of this year's event.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Food supply safety—and its connection to pest control—was the central theme of this year’s event.


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Food Safety

Flooring: Do it right the first time

Perhaps the biggest failure for companies building new plants or modifying them is the choice of flooring.
By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Murphy’s Law, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” is very applicable to the food processing industry.


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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.

Podcasts

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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FSMA Audit

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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

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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