Food Safety


National GMO label law introduced

Legislators reintroduced the Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act last week, following a House committee meeting discussing mandatory biotechnology labeling laws.

 If passed, the legislation would make FDA the authority on GMO labeling and block any state attempts to label products containing GMOs. 

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CFIA reports cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy

The cow that tested positive for the condition was born two years after Canada instituted tougher bans on animal feed to prevent the disease.

 USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council announce a partnership to research animal disease prevention. 

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Annual Pest Invasion this April

Hosted by McCloud Services, the annual event held in Oakbrook, IL will focus on food safety and pest management in the food industry.

 The event seeks to bring together individuals from the entire food supply chain of custody, including food industry, pest management and environmental health professionals. 

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Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2015

Images from Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 12-15, 2015. The event brought food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.


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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The May 2015 issue of Food Engineering explores effective tools for hitting manufacturing targets. Also, read how processors are looking for faster ways to detect harmful pathogens in food and beverages without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

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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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