Food Safety

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Food safety and quality keep processor ahead of its competition

New processing/forming equipment is not only built for performance, it has food safety designed into every unit.
A family-owned business, JTM Food Group started more than 40 years ago in the retail meat industry and prides itself on working closely with customers to develop ideas for custom food products sold to schools, restaurants, healthcare groups, convenience stores and retail grocery stores.


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Improving social media’s role in food safety

North Carolina State University researchers have developed guidelines for using social media to communicate effectively in the interest of public health

To be successful, health information providers must meet the needs of online audiences.


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Canada begins new beef labeling requirements

Beginning Aug. 21, all MTB products sold in Canada must clearly bear a label reading “mechanically tenderized” and include instructions for safe cooking

The results of a risk assessment test focusing on E. coli showed a five-fold increase in risk from mechanically tenderized beef products when compared to intact cuts of beef.


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Research dissects countries with most food safety violations

A new study reveals India, China and Mexico had the highest number of food safety incidents in 2013

More than one-third of all food safety violations in 2013 were a result of excessive or illegal pesticide contamination.


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GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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OSI apologizes for food safety scandal and promises action in Shanghai

Chinese food and drug administration officials shut down Husi Food Co., Ltd. after reports the company sold expired meat

Chinese media outlet Dragon TV aired undercover footage of employees at the Shanghai facility casually placing meat that fell on the ground back into company supplies.


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Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

The AMI foundation studied antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic RTE products

Researchers concluded a combined approach decreases and suspends the recovery of Lm populations.


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High levels of Roundup in soybeans

A new study from Norwegian researchers demonstrated high levels of glyphosate in GM-soy

Researchers tested GE-soy, conventional soy and organic soy to determine their nutrient and element compositional differences, as well as the presence of residues of herbicides and pesticides.


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Preventing and addressing food contamination in rice processing

Bühler Food Safety Initiative Team discusses food safety in rice processing

As the food industry manages a balancing act for greater capacity, efficiency and profitability, food safety always weighs in at the forefront.


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The ABCs of GFSI

With FSMA heading towards finalization, GFSI accreditation goes a long way in securing a successful FSMA audit and getting a leg up on competitors

With GFSI certification, processors win in two ways: food safety and quality management.


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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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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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