Food Safety

GS1 Standards: Streamlining the global supply chain

Use of GS1 standards reduces both supply chain disruptions and time-to-shelf by an average of two to six weeks.


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New safeguards for E. coli

Under a new USDA policy, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will launch traceback investigations earlier when the Agency finds E. coli O157:H7 through its routine sampling program.


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TECH FLASH

Are carbon nanotubes/nanoparticles safe?

More scientific research needs to be done before specific conclusions can be drawn.
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Non-thermal pasteurization alternatives

Bacteriophages and high-pressure pasteurization offer reductions of bacteria counts.
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Frito-Lay to validate and label gluten-free products

Potato chips don’t use flour, so why not validate they’re gluten free?
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Mad cow disease stopped with single California bovine

Have we been lucky, or is our technology part of the reason?
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Ethanol and antibiotic misuse

The making of corn ethanol often uses antibiotics to increase yield.
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Handle air with care

While air quality is important in a processing plant, controlling its movement is critical for food safety and quality.


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Editor's Note: PS, I hate you. The truth doesn’t always set you free

When I was awoken today by my alarm clock set to a local news radio station, I thought, “Today’s going to be a better day for the food industry.”


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TECH FLASH

FDA announces antibiotic reduction plan

Agency is working with animal, drug and medical communities to promote judicious antimicrobial use.
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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 November

In the November 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about the Sustainable Plant of the Year, Smithfield Foods. Also, discover good reasons to consider a plant renovation project.

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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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