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FPSA weighs in against mandatory finished products testing

The organization says such testing would be an unnecessary financial and logistical burden.
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The statement says environmental monitoring is a sufficient primary tool for pathogen detection.
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TECH FLASH

New guidelines reduce risk of Salmonella in pork production

FSIS implemented updated Salmonella performance standards for poultry in 2011.
By Shane O'Halloran
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As a result, market hogs now have the highest permissible Salmonella content of all raw carcass classes.
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3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. invites Student Travel Scholarship Award applications

The program will help students participate in the organization’s annual education program, to be held May 12-16.
By Shane O'Halloran
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To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full time in a food technology, food science, dairy science or related program.
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TECH FLASH

Cheerios will be GM-No

The new formulation will be on store shelves soon.
By Shane O'Halloran
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General Mills has not changed its official position on the safety of bioengineered products.
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Field Reports

Faster doors for safer food

Roll-up doors prevent contamination and control air pressure
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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“Don’t hold that door open” isn’t a command heard in this food ingredient operation with automatic, high-speed, roll-up doors.


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Communication is the basis of a food safety management system

Processors should establish a culture that encourages interaction and information flow not only from top management to the workforce, but from the workforce upward.
By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Turnover is often minimal when workforces are encouraged to participate and rewarded if their performance or ideas are adopted.
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Food Safety

FSMA Update: Staying ahead of the curve

Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FSMA is still a work in progress, and the final comment period could affect your operation.
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Regulatory Watch

Debate over trans fats continues

Several industry groups have requested more time to submit comments.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Food manufacturers want more time to comment on FDA’s early November preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. FDA’s preliminary determination is based on available scientific evidence, and the agency has requested stakeholder comments by January 7, 2014.
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TECH FLASH

DHS software applied to poultry processing

What works for the Department of Homeland Security can be applied to control risks in the food industry.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FE asks an expert how Probabilistic Risk-Informed Analysis can be best applied to poultry processing applications.


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TECH FLASH

USDA terminates proposed leafy greens marketing agreement

Pending FSMA legislation complicated the proposal, which was first proposed four years ago.
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The set of standards was based on the California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements.


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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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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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