Food Safety


Fears over food safety on the rise in China

A new study shows food safety is the fastest growing concern in the nation.
October 15, 2013

Food safety scandals have plagued China in recent years.

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Food Safety

Using color to ensure food safety

Colors can help minimize cross-contamination or adulteration and ensure procedures are followed.
October 11, 2013

 One company has developed a series of allergen tags that can be used not only for products in the warehouse, but also work-in-process and process records. 

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Manufacturing News

New poultry, hog inspection protocols under fire

The Government Accountability Office says there is insufficient data to verify the quality or safety of food these programs could deliver.
October 11, 2013

 Other media sources claim the pilot programs fail to stop contaminated meat from entering the supply chain.

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Increasing the frequency of microwave sterilization for packaged meals

Destroying microbes in prepackaged meals containing solid and semi-solid food serves as an alternative to conventional retort methods.
October 11, 2013

 Low-acid, high-moisture, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat prepackaged foods are conventionally treated with pressurized steam or high-temperature water at 120°C or higher to inactivate Clostridium botulism spores, stemming their germination and the potential production of a deadly toxin inside the sealed container.  

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Food Safety

What GFSI can do for you

GFSI scheme owners are extending coverage to animal feeds and packaging while processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance.
October 9, 2013

Processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance. 

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CSPI says CDC antibiotic resistance report doesn’t offer steps to food safety

Critics say the agency is overly vague about antibiotic abuse in food production animals.
September 25, 2013

Among the data, CDC found that 22 percent of resistant illnesses are linked to foodborne hazards

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FDA to hold food defense workshops

The agency will demonstrate its new Food Defense Plan Builder software.
September 24, 2013

Meetings will take place in October and November.

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Top CFSAN annual priority to reduce foodborne illness rates

A recently released document lays out the center’s program priorities for the upcoming year.
September 11, 2013

The plan focuses on preventive controls, reducing foodborne illness rates and improving public health indicators.

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Review your food safety strategies for National Food Safety Month

Is your operation compliant with new government food safety regulations?
September 11, 2013

Food Engineering asked Joe Scioscia of VAI, an ERP solutions provider, about common obstacles to compliance.

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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.
September 11, 2013

Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 

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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 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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