Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

Food Safety: There's a new sheriff in town

January 1, 2011
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

December 1, 2010
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

November 1, 2010
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

July 1, 2010
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

April 1, 2010
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

March 1, 2010
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?

January 1, 2010
All processors must understand their responsibilities under this new mandate.
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Food Safety: Defensive handwashing

December 1, 2009
Get smart about the best ways to keep workers clean and food safet.
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Food Safety: The well-dressed worker

August 1, 2009
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

June 1, 2009
Avoid adulteration risk with proper use and storage of food grade and non-food grade lubricants.
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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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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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