Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

Food Safety

Is preparing for third-party audits an oxymoron?

April 8, 2014

 It can be dangerous for a company to prepare for an audit— if it decides to rework its procedures. 


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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.
January 10, 2014
Turnover is often minimal when workforces are encouraged to participate and rewarded if their performance or ideas are adopted.
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The case for understanding your products

It’s imperative processors fully understand their products from a microbiological viewpoint.
November 8, 2013

The consequences of not doing so can be severe.


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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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Are your ingredients and raw materials safe?

Risk assessment is an essential element for protecting a company’s good name, its products and its customers
June 6, 2013
Today, processors must ensure what they order is safe, high quality and wholesome, and vendors must be able to prove all of these.


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Metal detection: Quality or safety?

Make sure the equipment has been properly set up and validated, and these activities have been fully documented.
April 9, 2013

Metal detection is a fact of life in the food processing industry. Most processors, whether they process snacks, meats, grains or liquids, have either metal detectors or X-ray machines to detect and control metal contamination.


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Food defense and FSMA

The key to building a food defense program is risk assessment. Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.
March 6, 2013

Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.


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Current testing is not advancing food safety

January 7, 2013

Finished product testing, by itself, isn’t adequate to guarantee the safety of foods.


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The proof is in the paperwork

October 4, 2012
Processors must understand not only what materials are being moved through their plumbing systems, but how these lines are designed and laid out.
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Food Safety: Time to check the plumbing

September 10, 2012
Processors must understand not only what materials are being moved through their plumbing systems but how these lines are designed and laid out.
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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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2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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