Items Tagged with 'food safety and sanitation'


FSIS issues 2015 rates

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the 2015 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services.

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New Salmonella serotype discovered

Researchers at Texas Tech University have discovered a new serotype of the salmonella bacteria which the university says will help provide a better understanding of the bacteria and provide new ways of looking at its prevention.

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Stretch hood film

Offering 10-sided pallet load protection, Lachenmeier Xeros stretch hood film prevents condensation and unwanted elements from entering the inside and outside layers of a load.

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California firm recalls beef, pork products

California-based Unibright Foods Inc. has issued a recall of approximately 48,139 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products that may be contaminated with metal extraneous materials, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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NSF International calls for food safety award nominations

NSF International announced its first call for nominations for the 2015 Food Safety Leadership Awards Program, an honor that recognizes outstanding leadership an innovation in food safety.

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Pests can shut you down

The inspiration for this article was a recent FDA action that shut down an Atlanta fortune cookie manufacturer due to infestation.

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More operational excellence and innovation on tap for 2015

2014 turned out to be a great year for the food and beverage industry.

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Investigation continues in Listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel apples

CDC is collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (Listeriosis) linked to commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples that has caused multiple deaths.

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Caramel apples linked to Listeriosis deaths

CDC says 29 people have been infected across 10 states.

The commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples may be contaminated with Listeria,  causing the outbreak.

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Minnesota links two deaths to listeria outbreak in caramel apples

The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with CDC and FDA to investigate a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to eating prepackaged caramel apples.

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Tools for Validating Key Components of a Food Safety Plan

Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Attendees of this webinar will learn the three distinct "kill step" validation methods, methods for validating key elements of a food safety plan, ways of preventing recontamination, and be provided online resources for accessing and sharing thermal inactivation data.

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo - Food Safety Modernization Act: Are You Fully Prepared?

Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Under FSMA, food safety programs will shift to a prevention-based approach to food contamination, and all registered food facility will be required to develop a written hazard analysis and risk-based controls plan. This shift requires more detailed recordkeeping and active involvement by management.

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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Food Manufacturing

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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This webinar will be based on the AIOE’s Engineering Solutions Group soon to be released work product, One Voice a uniform approach to the most common, non proprietary sanitary equipment designs that meet the base food safety requirements for food manufacturing.

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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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FSMA Audit

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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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