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OSI apologizes for food safety scandal and promises action in Shanghai

Chinese food and drug administration officials shut down Husi Food Co., Ltd. after reports the company sold expired meat

Chinese media outlet Dragon TV aired undercover footage of employees at the Shanghai facility casually placing meat that fell on the ground back into company supplies.


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Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

The AMI foundation studied antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic RTE products

Researchers concluded a combined approach decreases and suspends the recovery of Lm populations.


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High levels of Roundup in soybeans

A new study from Norwegian researchers demonstrated high levels of glyphosate in GM-soy

Researchers tested GE-soy, conventional soy and organic soy to determine their nutrient and element compositional differences, as well as the presence of residues of herbicides and pesticides.


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Preventing and addressing food contamination in rice processing

Bühler Food Safety Initiative Team discusses food safety in rice processing

As the food industry manages a balancing act for greater capacity, efficiency and profitability, food safety always weighs in at the forefront.


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TECH FLASH

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

With GFSI certification, processors win in two ways: food safety and quality management.


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Food recalls remain consistent, but amount of withdrawn products explodes

Results and trends identified in the latest recall index

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

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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Killing two birds with one stone

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

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.

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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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 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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