Food Safety

Field Reports

Faster doors for safer food

Roll-up doors prevent contamination and control air pressure
January 10, 2014

“Don’t hold that door open” isn’t a command heard in this food ingredient operation with automatic, high-speed, roll-up doors.


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Food Safety

Communication is the basis of a food safety management system

Processors should establish a culture that encourages interaction and information flow not only from top management to the workforce, but from the workforce upward.
January 10, 2014
Turnover is often minimal when workforces are encouraged to participate and rewarded if their performance or ideas are adopted.
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Food Safety

FSMA Update: Staying ahead of the curve

Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
January 10, 2014
FSMA is still a work in progress, and the final comment period could affect your operation.
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Regulatory Watch

Debate over trans fats continues

Several industry groups have requested more time to submit comments.
January 10, 2014
Food manufacturers want more time to comment on FDA’s early November preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. FDA’s preliminary determination is based on available scientific evidence, and the agency has requested stakeholder comments by January 7, 2014.
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TECH FLASH

DHS software applied to poultry processing

What works for the Department of Homeland Security can be applied to control risks in the food industry.
December 16, 2013

FE asks an expert how Probabilistic Risk-Informed Analysis can be best applied to poultry processing applications.


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TECH FLASH

USDA terminates proposed leafy greens marketing agreement

Pending FSMA legislation complicated the proposal, which was first proposed four years ago.
December 16, 2013

The set of standards was based on the California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements.


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TECH FLASH

Safety and Speed: FSMA on the packaging line

As manufacturers look to meet safety standards, demand for modular designs and efficient machinery increases.
December 16, 2013

Here’s what you need to know about FSMA and the packaging line.


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Tech Update

Tech Update: QA/QC Instrumentation

The need for speed, accuracy and ease of use places demands on equipment suppliers.
December 5, 2013

 Test results should be accurate and simple to understand. 


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Manufacturing News

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.
December 5, 2013

 Procedures should be explained and performance evaluated according to an objective, predefined measurement system.  


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Special Supplement

Spraying and Washing: Vigilant, proactive and clean

While new legislation has been designed to reduce food safety failures, state-of-the-art spraying and washing equipment is helping food and beverage
December 5, 2013

Washing and spraying ensure effective good hygiene, without which food production would come to a standstill.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

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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Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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