Food Safety

TECH FLASH

FDA no longer approves BPA in infant formula packaging

The action comes in response to a petition from March 2012.
July 15, 2013

Written objections and requests for a hearing will be accepted until August 2012.


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TECH FLASH

Does your operation need color-coding? 13 criteria to help you decide

Color-coding can be an important component of your HACCP plan.
July 15, 2013

Learn how it could benefit your operation’s processing, maintenance and sanitation procedures.


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TECH FLASH

Court orders FDA to publish remaining FSMA regulations

The Center for Food Safety and Center for Environmental Health initiated the lawsuit leading to the decision.
July 15, 2013

FDA proposed using target timeframes, but a judge ordered a date be set.


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Manufacturing News

USDA hasn’t fully implemented 2008 Farm Bill

While the new bill is making its way through Congress, USDA hasn’t fully implemented the 2008 version.
July 3, 2013

FSIS has yet to implement a new inspection program. 


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TECH FLASH

Survey says: Process manufacturers still confused about FSMA

Many respondents have not budgeted for FSMA-required upgrades, and about half are unsure how the regulations will affect them.
June 26, 2013

FDA estimates new regulations will cost the average factory around $13,000 and will be enforced with new powers to fine, initiate recalls or shut down noncompliant businesses.


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TECH FLASH

FDA releases Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Science and Research Strategic Plan

The document is a plan for supporting Food Safety Modernization Act implementation.
June 26, 2013

Goals include improved preventive controls for Salmonella and E. coli and detection of allergens and gluten in food.


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TECH FLASH

UK scientists recommend pregnant women reduce exposure to packaging to avoid BPA

European assessments of BPA clash with FDA guidance.
June 26, 2013

Scientists recommend pregnant women adopt a safety first approach, given the difficulty of assessing exposure risk.


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TECH FLASH

CDC says trans fat reduction efforts slowed over time

Progress varied by food type and parent company.
June 12, 2013

Because consuming trans fat is harmful even at low levels, researchers urged manufacturers to renew efforts to discontinue or reformulate products containing them.


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Food Safety

Minimizing risk from raw materials

The ingredients you use reflect the quality of your product, so keep close tabs on your suppliers
June 8, 2013
Food manufacturers are launching new efforts to improve ingredient quality, make use of newer technologies and generally push greater innovation into their product offerings.


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Manufacturing News

Food Fraud: You purchased what?

Is your burger really 100 percent beef? Is your virgin olive oil really virgin? Only your analytical instrumentation knows for sure.
June 7, 2013
As a result of the recent UK horsemeat scandal, consumers and processors are very much aware they may not be getting what they paid for.


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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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