Food Safety

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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Cantaloupe contamination attributed to packing facility-not fields

November 16, 2011
FDA’s recent testing mostly ruled out gross contamination in the farm fields as the problem

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Reusable shopping bags: proceed with caution

November 16, 2011
While convenient and certainly green in terms of bag disposal, the reusable grocery bag can prove very dangerous if not cleaned properly after use.

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FDA should assure consumers BPA is no longer used in baby bottles

November 16, 2011
Even though manufacturers are no longer using BPA to make baby bottles, consumers are still not sure this is true.

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Practical test for E. coli serogroups

November 16, 2011
This test can find non-O157 STEC serogroups-O26, O45, O103, O111, O121 and O145.

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Indispensable Energy Audits

November 1, 2011
Energy audits and management can increase the bottom line, but to be effective, the job is never done.
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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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