Items Tagged with 'allergens'


FDA warns gluten-free ingredient lupin could cause allergic reaction

The increasing popularity of lupin as a food additive in gluten-free products is causing concern among some in the industry because of its potential to cause allergic reactions that many US consumers may not realize.

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FSA publishes food allergen labeling guidance

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a technical guidance to help small and medium-sized businesses comply with a new rule on allergen labeling information that will take effect later this year.

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Kraft recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of hot dogs due to undeclared milk

USDA says some Oscar Meyer Classic Weiners packages may actually contain Classic Cheese Dogs.
USDA says some Oscar Meyer Classic Weiners packages may actually contain Classic Cheese Dogs.
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Food allergen tests

Designed with 3 lines of detection, Neogen Reveal 3-D food allergen tests are used to screen for the presence of low levels of allergens in rinses and on environmental swabs.
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Using color to ensure food safety

Colors can help minimize cross-contamination or adulteration and ensure procedures are followed.

 One company has developed a series of allergen tags that can be used not only for products in the warehouse, but also work-in-process and process records. 

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UK Food Standards Agency invites applications for food allergy research project

The project will investigate the preferences of people with food allergies when eating outside of the home.
The project will investigate the preferences of people with food allergies when eating outside of the home.
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Undeclared allergens remain majority cause of recall incidents

About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
About two-thirds of recalls involved undeclared allergens.
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Vision inspection sees what humans may miss

Increased packaging line speeds have made it more difficult for human inspectors to reliably remove nonconforming items.

Vision systems can inspect products accurately at very high speeds, making them an important component of many producers’ food safety plans.

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FSIS announces verification of product formulation and labeling for most common food allergens

Undeclared allergens are the result of a failure in hazard analysis.

Ingredient suppliers and formulation changes led to most undeclared allergen recalls.

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FDA’s third annual Reportable Food Registry report shows increase in food contamination incidents

Fresh produce and undeclared allergen reports increased most.

In three cases, submissions made to the RFR alerted FDA early to potential public health issues before potentially harmful products reached the marketplace.

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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.


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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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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