Food Safety

Lab provides growth measurement of micro-organisms

Iowa State University's Discovery Lab tests antimicrobials against pathogens. Source: ISU. Tests include Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes and SalmonellaA new lab at Iowa State University that enables
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Federal court says no to GE alfalfa

No GE until an environmental impact statement is releasedIn a decision handed down in San Francisco, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has re-affirmed its previous decision
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Cookie dough takes its toll

E. coli O157:H7 finds its way into chocolate chip cookie doughThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning consumers not
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USDA urged to reverse Bush-era gag rule preventing criticism of soda

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Colorado processor expands recall of beef products

The recall now includes 380,000 pounds of beef productsJBS Swift Beef Company (Greeley, CO) has voluntarily expanded its June 24 recall to include approximately 380,000 pounds of assorted beef primal
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Watermelon producer attacks traceability issues

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FDA should take over produce safety standards

FDA hasn't provided guidance for 11 years so now there are too many "standards"A side-by-side analysis of a variety of produce standards shows significant variations in guidance given to fruit
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Food safety collaboration called for at all levels of government

FDA shouldn't get all the blameRecent salmonella outbreaks involving peanut butter and fresh produce underscore the need to repair gaps in state and local food safety programs and integrate them
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FDA strengthens safeguards against "mad cow disease"

FDA issues final ruling barring specific cattle materials from all animal and pet feedThe FDA issued a final regulation barring certain cattle materials from all animal feed, including pet food.
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SCS auditing program achieves ANSI accreditation

Accreditation is for ISO/IEC Guide 65Scientific Certifications Systems’ (SCS) independent food safety auditing and assessment services conducted on behalf of Safe Quality Foods standards (SQF 1000 and SQF 2000) have
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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 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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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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