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Tools to help avoid a disastrous outbreak and recall

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GFSI-based tools can help if they’re used correctly, but it comes down to how well a processor internally manages its food safety efforts.
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35th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Processors Prepare for Future Initiatives

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Processors are making do with existing facilities, reducing energy and other resources while preparing for FSMA-related inspections.


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No coffee break for this conveyor

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Processor finally replaces conveyor’s wire rope which had performed flawlessly for 14 years—twice its expected lifetime.


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Handle air with care

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While air quality is important in a processing plant, controlling its movement is critical for food safety and quality.


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Olive oil manufacturer receives USDA Quality Monitoring verification

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Pompeian is the first olive oil manufacturer to attain the AMS Quality Monitoring Product logo.
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Food defense: Be prepared for intentional criminal acts

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While processors may be prepared for a foodborne illness recall, they’re not likely to be so ready for a malicious attack on food.
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Feeders gently handle 2.5 million pounds of sunflower seeds a year

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Vibratory feeders close the loop between super sacks and bucket elevators as the seeds travel to packaging.
 


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Allergen Control: Using Techniques that Go Well Beyond the Label

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Building allergen management into your HACCP plan can go a long way in preventing expensive mistakes.
 


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GFSI Update: Creating a Safe and Effective Worldwide Food System

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Don’t wait until customers ask you to comply. Get started now to improve manufacturing performance and food quality.
 


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Dust-free solution for stick packs

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Vacuum conveying system cuts spurious dust emissions, makes clean-up simple plus keeps employees out of harm’s way.


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