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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.
March 8, 2014

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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Food Safety

FSMA Update: Staying ahead of the curve

Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
January 10, 2014
FSMA is still a work in progress, and the final comment period could affect your operation.
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Regulatory Watch

Light at the end of the tunnel for Farm Billl?

The House and Senate could agree on a version of the farm bill as early as January.
January 10, 2014

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, says there is still a lot of work for lawyers to do, but it’s possible there could be a version of the Farm Bill the House and Senate could agree to sometime in January.


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Wisconsin raw milk bill passes committee

The legislation would create a new unpasteurized milk license and set requirements for record-keeping, labeling and inspection.
November 14, 2013
The legislation would create a new unpasteurized milk license and set requirements for record-keeping, labeling and inspection.
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Federal legislation seeks to create standard front-of-package label

It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.
September 25, 2013

The Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced by three Congressional Democrats.


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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.
September 11, 2013

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


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TECH FLASH

Raw milk rankles governors in Maine, Wisconsin

Bills relaxing regulations on raw milk sales in Maine and Wisconsin are being blocked by the governors of each state.
July 30, 2013

A bill was vetoed in Maine, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is noncommittal about raw milk’s future in his state.


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House leader Cantor vague on farm bill conference details

Cantor says the reconciliation committee will not occur until after the House passes a food stamp bill.
July 23, 2013
Cantor says the reconciliation committee will not occur until after the House passes a food stamp bill.
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House Agriculture Committee Chairman says farm bill will wait on food stamps

Representative Frank Lucas says he could not recommend a Senate conference in good faith without resolution.
July 17, 2013
Representative Frank Lucas says he could not recommend a Senate conference in good faith without resolution.
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Reid pressures House to pass Farm Bill, threatens no Senate extension of farm policy

Senate majority leader says farm policy will lapse on September 30 without action.
June 25, 2013
Senate majority leader says farm policy will lapse on September 30 without action.
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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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Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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