Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

Food Safety: Fear mongering in the media

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

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

Today’s audits are not only more complex, they are more comprehensive and demand a collaborative effort.
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Food Safety: There's a new sheriff in town

It is imperative that processors find out as much as they can about each GFSI audit standard before making a selection.
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Food Safety: Let's get back to basics

Lack of sanitation is the root cause of almost every food poisoning incident and a significant number of the recalls.
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Food Safety: Unwarranted consumer fears abound on TV

Current programming underscores public misconceptions and lack of knowledge about food chemicals and pesticides.
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Food Safety: California's Proposition 65--It's time to end the hypocrisy

The law’s intent may have been good, but enforcement has created problems for food processors.
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Food Safety: In preventive maintenance, little things mean a lot

Ignoring small parts such as gaskets, valves, clamps or connections can cause headaches.
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Food Safety: Vow to make 2010 a safer year

More regulation is not the answer, but making vows to keep the food supply safe is a good start.
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Food Safety: Will ‘Reportable Food Registry' law make food safer?

All processors must understand their responsibilities under this new mandate.
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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.

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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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