Food Safety

Government agencies collaborate on food safety improvements

Three government health agencies announced two joint public meetings to measure food safety progress.

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Chicken imports still under scrutiny

The US government’s 2009 ban on chicken imports from China has been overturned by the World Trade Organization.

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Six food colors must carry warning labels in EU

Dr. Ben Feingold, a San Francisco allergist, reported that his young patients with behavioral problems improved when foods with color dyes were removed from their diets.

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FDA needs risk-based approach to food safety

This report says FDA has limited resources and pursues a piecemeal approach to gathering and using information on food safety risks.

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Food safety training for Asia-Pacific countries

Food safety experts convened a high-level Expert Working Group to plan food-safety training for the Asia-Pacific region.

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FDA seizes Chinese honey laced with potent antibiotic

At the request of FDA, federal marshals seized 64 drums of imported bee’s honey from a Philadelphia, PA distribution center.

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Food safety demands integrated data collection/sharing throughout supply chain

The Produce Safety Project suggests modeling food safety data collection and analysis after a successful approach taken by European countries.

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FDA takes steps to increase safety of foods during transport

Agency poised to set new safety standards for the transportation of food in commerce; provides new guidance.

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E. coli O157 incident rates down, Vibrio up

While E. coli, Listeria and Campylobacter incidence rates have decreased in the last 10 years, Salmonella remains steady, and Vibrio has shot up.

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Listeria finds easy way into new plant

With a brand new cooked chicken processing plant, researchers found Listeria entered the plant in a not-so-mysterious way.

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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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Food Engineering

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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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