Food Safety

Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety and Health will coordinate a national food safety alliance designed to assist food processors with FSMA regulations.

National safety alliance to help industry with FSMA compliance

January 12, 2012
Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety and Health will coordinate the alliance.
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FDA vs. USDA: Who regulates what?

January 10, 2012
Generating data that can’t be used for improvements is useless.


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Industry braces for FSMA

January 10, 2012
A year after passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food companies await regulatory proposals for preventive controls and other requirements of the new law.


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Much more can be done if there is adequate funding

Food Safety Working Group looks ahead

Future directions will improve food safety in domestic and import products
January 3, 2012
Much more can be done if there is adequate funding
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If Santa Claus were real, he'd have to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Is Santa breaking all the rules?

December 12, 2011
Santa will have to get in step with FSMA as he imports uninspected candy from unregistered plants at the North Pole.
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The BPA debate isn't over yet. The FDA must make a decision by March 31, 2012.

FDA set to make decision on BPA in food packaging

December 12, 2011
A recent court decision has instructed the FDA to make a decision by March 31, 2012.
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USDA Approves Antimicrobial Treatment for RTE Meat and Poultry

December 6, 2011
The USDA has granted A&B Ingredients approval for its CytoGuard antimicrobial as a Salmonella intervention agent in poultry products. Based on Lauric Arginate, a derivate of Lauric Acid, L-Arginine and Ethanol—all naturally occurring substances—CytoGuard LA is specifically designed for use in ready-to-eat (RTE) processed meat and poultry products.
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FSMA will Drive FDA to Form Partnerships

December 6, 2011

While food safety has been viewed as a non-competitive practice in the food industry, FDA’s limited funding will inevitably cause it to partner with other groups to satisfy the mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to David Acheson in a recent Leavitt Partners blog. How FDA partners with third parties will vary depending on geographical location.


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Future of Organic Food and Agriculture at Risk

December 6, 2011
The Cornucopia Institute, a national organic industry watchdog group, has urged the members of USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to vote to preserve the integrity of organic food and farming at its meeting in Savannah, GA. The USDA meeting was planned for the end of November.
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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

December 5, 2011
Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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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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