Food Safety

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US food recalls jump at end of 2011

Undeclared allergens still are the leading factor in recalls, but Listeria stole the show in the last quarter.
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Antibiotic-resistant MRSA present in retail pork

The hospital isn’t the only place you can contract MRSA.
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Food safety is most important issue for processors, consumers

Consumers think food manufacturers can do more to earn their confidence.
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Striking the right balance between safety and quality

Quality improvement is a daunting challenge, but the effort can be expected to boost food safety, as well.


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Cantaloupe Listeria contamination calls for FDA control of US auditors

As with any outbreak, the Jensen Farms Listeria outbreak last summer and fall, which sickened 148 people in 28 states and killed 30 people, probably could have been prevented if Jensen Farms had maintained its facilities in accordance with existing FDA guidance.


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FDA oversight lacking in US food facility inspections

Since 2004, FDA has relied increasingly on states to conduct inspections.
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How safe is apple juice?

Arsenic levels in imported apple juice have caused some concern.
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FDA bans extra-label use of cephalosporin drugs

Center for Food Safety sees the move as an important step in preventing resistant organisms.
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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

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?

Generating data that can’t be used for improvements is useless.


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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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