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Research dissects countries with most food safety violations

A new study reveals India, China and Mexico had the highest number of food safety incidents in 2013
By Jeremy Gerrard
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More than one-third of all food safety violations in 2013 were a result of excessive or illegal pesticide contamination.


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GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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OSI apologizes for food safety scandal and promises action in Shanghai

Chinese food and drug administration officials shut down Husi Food Co., Ltd. after reports the company sold expired meat
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Chinese media outlet Dragon TV aired undercover footage of employees at the Shanghai facility casually placing meat that fell on the ground back into company supplies.


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Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

The AMI foundation studied antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic RTE products
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Researchers concluded a combined approach decreases and suspends the recovery of Lm populations.


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High levels of Roundup in soybeans

A new study from Norwegian researchers demonstrated high levels of glyphosate in GM-soy
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Researchers tested GE-soy, conventional soy and organic soy to determine their nutrient and element compositional differences, as well as the presence of residues of herbicides and pesticides.


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Preventing and addressing food contamination in rice processing

Bühler Food Safety Initiative Team discusses food safety in rice processing
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As the food industry manages a balancing act for greater capacity, efficiency and profitability, food safety always weighs in at the forefront.


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The ABCs of GFSI

With FSMA heading towards finalization, GFSI accreditation goes a long way in securing a successful FSMA audit and getting a leg up on competitors
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With GFSI certification, processors win in two ways: food safety and quality management.


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Food recalls remain consistent, but amount of withdrawn products explodes

Results and trends identified in the latest recall index
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Mislabeling and undeclared allergens lead the reasons for recalled products.


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Food safety management systems

The right tools enable long-term success

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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HACCP can’t do it all. A food safety management system uses several tools to promote food safety and prevent recalls. After a recall, it may be too late to save your business.


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Killing two birds with one stone

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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A well-designed and implemented chemical purchasing, handling and storage program bolsters a company’s food safety and food defense programs.


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PRODUCTS

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Milk Processing and Quality Management

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The fifth volume in the series, Milk Processing and Quality Management, provides timely and comprehensive guidance on the processing of liquid milks by bringing together contributions from leading experts around the globe.

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Interdisciplinary Food Safety Research

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This book encourages comprehensive research by recognizing significant early efforts and considers a range of food safety problems, research techniques, and solutions.

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Food Process Engineering and Technology

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Combining scientific depth with practical usefulness, this book serves as a tool for graduate students as well as practicing food engineers, technologists and researchers looking for the latest information on transformation and preservation processes as well as process control and plant hygiene topics.

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Food Plant Economics

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Food and Package Engineering

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For the first time, engineering for the packaging industry – and for the biggest packaging user, food processing – is presented in a way that clearly demonstrates its interconnected, globally integrated nature. Food and Package Engineering is a groundbreaking work that serves as a comprehensive guide to the complexities and the potential of the industry.

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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

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The book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

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EVENTS

Food Plant of the Future: Advancing Food Safety through Sanitary Design

3/9/10
Online
Contact: Jamie Tunison

On-Demand: Food and beverage companies work hard to consistently deliver safe products because they understand that the stakes are extremely high – for the public and for their companies. The Food Plant of the Future will be driven to raise the bar for sanitary design, affecting existing plants as well as Greenfield and Brownfield projects.

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Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

4/26/12
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand: Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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Food Plant of the Future: Hazardous Materials Storage and Use

11/8/12
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants.  Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.

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Food Plant of the Future: Global Food Safety Impact on Facilities

4/25/13
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand: SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages. 

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The One Voice Vision: Sanitary Machine Design Requirements for Low Moisture Food Manufacturing

10/24/13

On-Demand Over 20 CPG and supplier companies are collaborating to define One Voice in Sanitary Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods. Register for this can't-miss webinar!

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Efficiently Unload Food From Containers

1/21/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Food and personal care companies are continually challenged with unloading different thicknesses of food from a variety of container sizes and shapes, while maintaining strict sanitary standards. Food products can include...

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Tools for Validating Key Components of a Food Safety Plan

1/30/14
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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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Fundamentals of Food Grade Grease

5/21/14
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United States
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Learn the requirements for food grade greases, differences between greases and other lubricant types, considerations for choosing a food grade grease, and best practices for grease storage and handling.

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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Food Manufacturing

5/29/14
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United States
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.

Podcasts

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 August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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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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