Food Safety

Poultry Processing: Tender Birds, Tougher Challenges

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Despite improvements in technology, poultry processors are taking it on the chin with environmental issues and the rising costs of water and energy.
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Automated Data Collection: Rapid Reporting On Demand

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Tablet PCs, PDAs and even Kindles are replacing clipboards for manufacturers migrating to automated data collection systems for quality control, including HACCP checkpoints.
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Plant Security: Access Granted

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The potential for malicious behavior in food manufacturing is an ongoing issue, but security concerns also extend to workers and the controls that run today’s plants.
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US Senate passes FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

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The legislation passed by a vote of 73 to 25.

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FDA, USDA, Cornell University create alliance for produce safety

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Aim is to help produce growers’ and packers’ access food safety educational materials.

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New Congress may prompt food safety focus

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Removing unnecessary bureaucratic overlap could simplify food safety.

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European Commission suspends animal cloning

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The temporary measure will last for five years and only affects cloning for food production.

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Bad eggs and good eggs

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FDA halts Quality Egg shipments, gives green light to Hillendale Farms.

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Quorn brand foods may cause allergic reactions

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Several people in Australia, the UK and the US have reported severe reactions to the fungal-based meat substitute.

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GMA Conference highlights food safety

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The conference is co-located with PACK EXPO 2010.

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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.


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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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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