Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

Why can't scientists communicate science?

March 6, 2006
The food supply in the United States is one of the most diverse and safe in the world. A stroll through a grocery store almost anywhere in the country reveals a variety of choices unknown anywhere else around the globe. So, one wonders, how can an industry that can produce such bounty have a problem when it comes to communicating safety and efficiency?
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Building your plant's ark

January 8, 2006
Noah may have been among the first to plan for impending natural disaster. Don't let him be the last.
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The simplicity of sanitation

November 4, 2005
By turning to basic principles, plants can avoid the most common design flaws.
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If you use metal detectors, don't go it alone

September 20, 2005
Understanding your equipment's capabilities up front keeps food safe and makes manufacturing easier.
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Do your homework

August 31, 2005
Designing the right type of test for your plant makes all the difference in food safety.
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From the frying pan into the fryer

June 1, 2005
Are allergens an issue for fried foods? Experts discussed these and other topics at the 5th International Symposium on Deep-Fat Frying.
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The building blocks of food safety

April 3, 2005
Our focus should be on process control, not adding more food safety tests.
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Managing your HACCP program

March 3, 2005
Developing, implementing and maintaining a food safety program are essential elements to good business.
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It's a food plant, not a garage

February 3, 2005
Your maintenance area may be more of a food safety hazard than you think.
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Open water on third party audits

October 1, 2004
Processors can sink or swim with the advantages and disadvantages of third-party audits.
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