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FDA to hold food defense workshops

The agency will demonstrate its new Food Defense Plan Builder software.
By Shane O'Halloran
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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.
By Shane O'Halloran
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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?
By Shane O'Halloran
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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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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UV gets ‘green’ light for disinfecting liquids

The process, developed specifically to deliver food-grade solutions for ingestible liquids and ingredients, treats turbid as well as clear liquids.
By Mikell Knights
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 A low-maintenance, non-fouling, self-cleaning beverage processing system has many benefits. 


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Got gluten-free questions? Here are the answers

FDA released its new rule for gluten-free labeling earlier this month.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Class action attorney Kristen Polovoy answers common questions about the new rule.


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TECH FLASH

Growing antibiotic resistance leads to push for easier testing

High resistance to tetracyclines is causing concern among regulatory authorities.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Over-prescribing of antibiotics and administration of animal antibiotics are the main culprits.


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Food allergy sufferers turning to tech for shopping help

According to new survey data, two-thirds of households with food allergy sufferers find grocery shopping difficult.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Consumers are using social media, web research and mobile apps to facilitate shopping.


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TECH FLASH

Exclusive: Compressed air or environmental problems? Here are solutions.

FE discusses the importance of air quality in plants as food safety requirements increase.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FSMA and GFSI schemes have made environmental air and compressed air important parts of food safety.


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Modified atmosphere packaging can help meet logistical challenges while improving freshness

MAP packaging does not affect taste or nutrition the way heat sterilization and freezing do.
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Gases commonly used in preservation include oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.


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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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