Food Safety

Kroger lets consumers trace salads

Kroger Co., Cincinnati, said its new Fresh Selections ready-to-serve packaged salads feature new packaging technology that enables consumers to learn where the produce was grown.
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USDA joins FDA for produce food safety

USDA's fresh produce chief will join FDA to help develop new food safety rules as part of a cooperative initiative between FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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FPSA event emphasizes food safety

Members of Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) met in Chicago this month to discuss food safety during FPSA's annual operations conference.
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Food safety: Buy better

No matter what side of the fence you’re on, you’d probably agree that it was shocking to see the supplier approval process attacked this spring.


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People power

Employees drive continuous improvement – and award-winning results – at ConAgra’s Council Bluffs, Iowa, entrée plant.


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Refrigerated Foods Report: Avoid the headlines

We’ve all the seen newspaper headlines: “Man finds XXX in his hamburger” or perhaps it’s  “Woman bites into XXX.”
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Refrigerated Foods Report: Food Safety Update

How should refrigerated food processors respond to a government proposal about Listeria limits? Here’s one expert’s view.
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FDA: "Pre-market approval" needed for plastic pallets in some food contact conditions

The Food and Drug Administration says processors will need "pre-market approval" before allowing food to come into contact with plastic pallets and/or storage totes that contain decabromodiphenyl. 
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Refrigerated Foods Report: Food Safety Update

Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild illness or, in some cases, a severe life-threatening disease. Some of the foods that have been implicated in listeria outbreaks have been ready-to-eat foods (RTE), which sometimes can support the growth of the organism to high numbers.



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For the record: FDA addresses decabromodiphenyl in pallets, food contact situations

When processors apply a pre-cooling solution to produce stored in plastic pallets, is there a danger of decabromodiphenyl in the pallet interacting with the pre-cooling solution and compromising food safety? 
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The Future of Food Processing Plants

From wastewater management to LED lighting to enhanced refrigerant management, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods uncovers the latest in green technologies for today’s cold storage distribution and processing plants.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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