Food Safety

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Tech Update: QA/QC Instrumentation

The need for speed, accuracy and ease of use places demands on equipment suppliers.

 Test results should be accurate and simple to understand. 


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Manufacturing News

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.

 Procedures should be explained and performance evaluated according to an objective, predefined measurement system.  


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Spraying and Washing: Vigilant, proactive and clean

While new legislation has been designed to reduce food safety failures, state-of-the-art spraying and washing equipment is helping food and beverage

Washing and spraying ensure effective good hygiene, without which food production would come to a standstill.


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TECH FLASH

Q+A: Hygienic packaging for the productivity bottom line

Food safety means making sure packaging meets hygiene requirements.

Production efficiency doesn’t have to suffer to meet safety requirements.


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TECH FLASH

FSA revises rules on contaminants, additives, flavorings and more

New rules will help consolidate existing legislation to make compliance easier.

Labeling of groundnuts and other oilseeds will be enforced with new provisions.


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TECH FLASH

Tennessee E. coli outbreak linked to a raw milk dairy

Five cases have required hospitalization so far.

The outbreak has been linked to a cow share program, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.


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TECH FLASH

Maltodextrin: Are you prepared for dust explosions?

Maltodextrin is a useful additive, but it comes with some plant safety risks.

Handling mistakes can result in dust explosions.


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TECH FLASH

FDA takes aim at trans fats

The agency plans to discontinue recognition of partially hydrogenated oils as GRAS.

If trans fat loses GRAS status, its inclusion in foods would have to be approved as a food additive.


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TECH FLASH

Case history: Science-based ozone system improves seafood processor’s peace of mind

In addition to food inspectors, customers often ask for bacteria counts.

One processor says bacteria count reduction has a direct impact on earnings, and ozone has made cleaning easy.


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Food Safety

HACCP software: Get with the program!

From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors, and can reduce the potential of recalls.
Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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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.

Podcasts

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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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