Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

Food Safety: Getting rid of unwanted foreign materials

February 1, 2009
More buyers are demanding all products be passed through a metal detector.
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Food Safety: Chemical sensitivities increase to the parts per trillion range

January 1, 2009
Last Fall, I attended the 28th Annual Rapid Methods Workshop at University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Dr. Purnendu C. Vasavada, the driving force behind the program, brings people from all over the world to discuss rapid microbiological methods, food safety and quality issues and future trends. 
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Food Safety: HACCP's most underemphasized prerequisite

December 1, 2008
Electronic maintenance management system helps ensure food safety.
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Food Safety: What did you learn this summer?

October 1, 2008
It’s time to take a hard look at what you are doing and how you do it.
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Food Safety

September 1, 2008
Getting the most out of lab testing and analysis.
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Is it possible to control chemical hazards in food?

June 1, 2008
It is imperative buyers establish programs to verify the quality of all purchased lots. 
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Are you truly prepared for a crisis?

May 1, 2008
Every processor should mandate several levels of staffing backup for managing recalls.
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Recalls are a fact of life

April 1, 2008
Every day, it seems there is another food product recall.  There are condiments recalled for potential contamination with botulism, meats that may contain Listeria monocytogenes, candies that have undeclared allergens and snacks with metal shavings.
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Have we lost sight of HACCP?

March 1, 2008
Those who fail to understand history are doomed to repeat it.
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Are regulators endangering our food supply?

February 1, 2008
The FDA comes under fire as reports of mismanagement come to light.
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