Food Safety

The next melamine scandal?

Pigs as muscular, lean, fat-burning machines produce much better protein when given clenbuterol, but how safe is it to consume their meat, ask Chinese food safety officials?

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Are you ready for Title III, FSMA 301?

If you’re importing food and beverages or ingredients from a foreign country, you’ll need two years’ worth of records and the ability  produce them in a flash to FDA. Software can help manage this arduous task.

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Federal government needs to reduce fragmentation in food safety oversight

The Food Safety Working Group is a first step in the right direction in reducing government fragmentation in the oversight of food safety, but more planning is required.

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FDA's bigger budget request impacts FSMA

While the 33 percent budget increase may help implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, getting all the elements operational is a challenge.

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Antibiotics lose potency as bugs develop resistance

Foodborne illness due to antibiotic resistance is an ever-increasing problem, needing more scrutiny.

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Industry associations endorse dietary guidelines

GMA member companies are ahead of the curve in lowering fat, sugar and salt in thousands of products.

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Food Safety Audits: Meeting the Certification Challenge Head On

Certification programs under the GFSI umbrella are taking root in North America , though not without some growing pains and process changes for food manufacturers.
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Making the Right Choice With Smart Wireless Sensors

Smart sensors have been around for a long time, but when combined with wireless capabilities, the sky’s the limit.
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Food Safety: A team approach to audits must be in place

Today’s audits are not only more complex, they are more comprehensive and demand a collaborative effort.
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Editor's Note: Pass the meatballs, but hold the bugs

Even though most sectors of the food and beverage manufacturing industry fared well during the recent economic meltdown, food makers continue to be challenged by an evolving, complex and sometimes strange marketplace.
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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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