Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

Food Safety: The well-dressed worker

Proper plant attire is just one more way to help protect the food supply.
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Food Safety: Lubrication as a line of defense

Avoid adulteration risk with proper use and storage of food grade and non-food grade lubricants.
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Food Safety: The trouble with third-party audits

Passing an audit is not the issue. Ensuring safety is.

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Food Safety: The great peanut butter debacle

Learning from past mishaps is one of the food industry’s most valuable food safety tools.
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Food Safety: Getting rid of unwanted foreign materials

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

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

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

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

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

It is imperative buyers establish programs to verify the quality of all purchased lots. 
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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.


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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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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