Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

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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Food Safety: Managing plant access and egress

June 8, 2012

Doors, gates and windows are integral parts of food defense and food safety.

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Food Safety: Verify, verify, verify

April 5, 2012
Recent rash of recalls reinforces the importance of a sound allergen control plan.

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Top 10 wishes for improving food safety

March 7, 2012
As an industry, we simply cannot take shortcuts in protecting our products, our industry and our customers
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FDA vs. USDA: Who regulates what?

January 10, 2012
Generating data that can’t be used for improvements is useless.

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Food Safety: Ode to the pallet

October 1, 2011
Keep an eye on one of the least considered plant tools. It could make a huge difference in your food safety plan.
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Food Safety: Fear mongering in the media

September 1, 2011
Frightening the public with half-truths and innuendo is not the way to teach them about food and nutrition.
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Food Safety: Plans for the small business owner

May 1, 2011
There are simple and inexpensive ways to build a program that protects your customers and your business.
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Food Safety: A team approach to audits must be in place

March 1, 2011
Today’s audits are not only more complex, they are more comprehensive and demand a collaborative effort.
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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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