Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

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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Could more inspections stifle food contamination?

January 1, 2008
Inspections minimize contamination, but the key to avoiding problems is in prevention.
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Assessing risk in Eastern Europe

November 1, 2007
Food safety problems facing nations such as Romania are not insurmountable, but they will not be solved quickly.
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Lessons learned from recall

June 4, 2007
Industry group takes steps to stop product contamination.
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Heed the word: watch those birds

May 2, 2007
A pest management program that doesn’t address birds has a significant gap.
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The certification conundrum

April 2, 2007
Certification programs have become a big business in the food industry. Some companies are willing to certify anything, provided you pay them enough money. 
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Don't cruise under the radar

March 1, 2007
Recent food safety problems should help our industry, not harm it.

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Food Safety: As strong as your weakest link

October 1, 2006
Understanding food ingredients and the variances among them is a must in order to ensure food quality and safety.
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Form fits function

September 1, 2006
Choosing to build a new plant rather than renovate or expand an existing one is based on any number of necessary functions. The existing facility may be outdated and operating costs excessive. Or, a new location may offer advantages such as reduced labor costs, lower taxes, improved access to markets or simply the room to grow. Whatever the reason, it behooves operations and plant managers to plan carefully and understand where they are going and why. Today, a commitment to build a new plant is a commitment to sanitary design.
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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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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