Food Safety

International dialog proposes tighter controls on farm antibiotics

The casual use of antibiotics on farms leads to antibiotic residue in the meat consumed by humans, decreasing the efficacy of antibiotics when they’re actually needed and causing allergic reactions in some people.

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FDA takes action on illegal, antibiotic residues in veal

A California calf hauler received an injunction preventing its buying and selling of calves containing illegal and antibiotic drug residues.

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Third-Party Audits: Adopting an Open Door Policy

Bigger welcome mats are being laid out for third-party auditors as the food industry reconciles itself to customer and public demands for greater transparency.
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Editor's Note: Embracing the new methods of manufacturing leadership

The days of management by walking around the plant are long gone, and more collaborative work sessions and wireless tools will be embraced by future manufacturing leadership.
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Rapid detection methods for common foodborne illnesses

New assay methods shorten the time food is held up in quarantine waiting for an OK to ship, while automation is taking the human error out of test results.

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US needs to get proactive on E. coli O104:H4

Noted food safety attorney says non-O157 bacteria should be called adulterants, too.

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Tighter food defense requirements seen by security expert

It’s not too early to think about automating plant security functions.

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Salmonella the top killer

Study combines CDC and other data to reveal surprising results about the true costs of foodborne illnesses.

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Heading E. coli off at the pass

While a change in diet for cows before slaughter is thought to cut E. coli O157 shedding, a vaccine may be a better method to stave off the bacteria.

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34th Annual Plant Construction Survey

Projects surge slightly as processors find value to be gained in upgrading existing facilities.
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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 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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