Food Safety

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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Multifunctionality Delivered

Track & trace systems can do more than satisfy regulators; they can improve products, operations and relationships with customers and consumers.
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

Need-to-know manufacturing concepts and professional contacts kept food professionals engaged during the annual Food Engineering conference.
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Editor's Note: Product quality: Strange coincidence or harbinger?

OK,  readers, what’s going on out there? I am very surprised to report four food and beverage quality issues that occurred on consumer purchases I made in the past six weeks.
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E. coli outbreak in Germany: Source now undefined

Death count has risen to 22 people, according to the latest information from the BBC.

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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering

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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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