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PA food processor recalls chicken for Staphylococcal Enterotoxin contamination

Murry’s Inc., based in Lebanon, PA, has issued a recall of approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


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Beware the (warm) water

A University of Florida study of bottled water indicates the liquid is not safe if left in a warm place for an extended period of time

Researchers studied chemicals released in 16 brands of bottled water kept at 158°F for four weeks to examine levels of BPA and antimony.


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GAO recommends USDA strengthen food safety standards for Salmonella, Campylobacter contamination in poultry

The government agency provides four specific recommendations to ensure the safety of chicken and turkey products

Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in food causes more than 2 million human illnesses per year.


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FDA, Society of Toxicology to hold seminars on food safety challenges

FDA has partnered with the Society of Toxicology to provide a series of training sessions focusing on high quality, cutting-edge, future-oriented toxicological science to address challenges in food and ingredient safety.


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Lamb products produced without import inspection

Maryland producer E.&B.’s Natural Way is recalling approximately 27,948 pounds of raw lamb products because they were not presented at the border for USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) import inspection, according to the government agency.


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Hershey's reaches settlement in trademark suit against pot edibles company

A manufacturer of marijuana edibles has agreed to recall and destroy all of its products that share a resemblance to products produced by the Hershey Company as part of a settlement agreement the parties agreed upon in September.


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Chicken producer recalls 115k pounds of wing products

Massachusetts-based Shop Packaging LLC is recalling approximately 115,505 pounds of chicken wing products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)


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Ground beef recalled after complaints of metal fragments

Texas establishment Same Kane Beef Processors issued a recall for approximately 90,987 pounds of ground beef products after multiple complaints surfaced regarding pieces of metal in the meat.


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FDA launches food safety competition to spark breakthrough technology

In order to win the fight against foodborne illness, FDA has issued a challenge to food safety experts and innovators by offering a prize for technological breakthroughs on how to detect disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce.


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Investigation underway after E. coli kills Oregon child

An Oregon county has opened an investigation into two cases of E. coli that killed one child and hospitalized another.


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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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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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