The dairy industry sets strict hygiene requirements to protect consumers from harmful bacteria, diseases or allergens
November 23, 2020
Microbiological contamination in milk and dairy products such as cheese, yogurt or ice cream can have devastating consequences for consumers. Aggressive washdown routines using caustic detergents and high-pressure rinsing are the methods of choice for risk control in production environments in dairies and milk-processing plants worldwide.
Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced that it will be investigating claims in a recent lawsuit that supervisors and managers at its Waterloo, Iowa pork plant wagered on how many employees would contract COVID-19 and forced employees to come to work even when they were showing possible symptoms.
Winter is on our doorstep and we need to prepare for a long battle against COVID-19 while keeping businesses afloat and people safe. The imposition of lockdown measures may be required in areas experiencing high positivity rates and where health professionals predict hospitalizations will exceed capacity. However, there is a middle path where concerns over health and safety gain priority in concert with keeping businesses open.
Even in the U.S. an exhaustive track and trace system, which is available to all participants—including small producers and farms—and additional members in the supply chain, right up to the consumer, has been elusive. The FDA, in its recent proposed rule, "Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods," is a good starting point in defining what kind of data needs to be kept and where new data should originate, but it doesn't get to specifics in implementation.
We all know that too much cadmium (Cd) in our bodies is just as dangerous as lead. Both are heavy metals, and while specific limits have been put on lead exposure (both in the air and orally), cadmium isn’t quite as well documented—at least in the U.S. The EPA places maximum allowable levels of cadmium in our drinking water as 5 parts per billion (ppb) with a goal of 0 ppb, but FDA has not set limits on safe levels of cadmium in food except to say that toddlers and infants should have no exposure at all.
Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, is the largest cooperative food wholesaler in the United States. The company, with sales of more than $10 billion, is planning and building a leading-edge, highly automated full-range logistics center in Hernando, Mississippi,
Flexco CEO Richard A. White recently announced the appointment of three new business leaders, as well as new reporting structures designed to promote better alignment of programs and activities to bring highly-valued solutions to its customers more efficiently and quickly.
The cryptography working group within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards organization has chosen the Endress+Hauser-developed CPace protocol as a recommended method for use in internet standards.