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In-shift pathogen test reduces time to market

Based on novel technology, a recent approach to pathogen testing eliminates the enrichment phase of assays, which means getting results before a shift is over.
Listeria—it’s seems like it’s everywhere.


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UK Trading Standards Service cuts could hinder food safety enforcement

Public analysis labs for food testing have dropped from 15 to 11 over three years.
In the wake of the horse meat scandal, one food safety expert says supply chain integrity is endangered by cuts.
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Nestle opens food safety research center in Beijing

The Nestle Food Safety Institute will work with Chinese authorities to develop the scientific foundation for food safety policies.
The Nestle Food Safety Institute will work with Chinese authorities to develop the scientific foundation for food safety policies.
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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.

A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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TECH FLASH

FPSA weighs in against mandatory finished products testing

The organization says such testing would be an unnecessary financial and logistical burden.
The statement says environmental monitoring is a sufficient primary tool for pathogen detection.
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TECH FLASH

Tennessee E. coli outbreak linked to a raw milk dairy

Five cases have required hospitalization so far.

The outbreak has been linked to a cow share program, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.


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Food Safety

The case for understanding your products

It’s imperative processors fully understand their products from a microbiological viewpoint.

The consequences of not doing so can be severe.


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Food Safety

HACCP software: Get with the program!

From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors, and can reduce the potential of recalls.
Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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Manufacturing News

GRAS is crass: conflicts of interest abound

Manufacturers have added around 1,000 additives to the GRAS list without informing FDA.

 GRAS ingredients are exempt from FDA’s food additives rules. 


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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.

Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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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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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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