Food Safety

Retail, Consumer Trends Leader and Rancher Form Sustainability Project

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Retail and consumer trends leader J’Amy Owens and fourth-generation rancher Derek Kampfe formed the American Sustainability Project, a Bozeman, Mont.-based coalition of preeminent thought leaders, food reformers, meat activists, financiers, retailers and ranchers joined together to support food-forward agriculture by sourcing, producing and delivering the world's healthiest and most progressively raised foods.
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HACCP software: Get with the program!

From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors, and can reduce the potential of recalls.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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How FSMA's New Food Import Fees Affect Your Company

By Dr. Donna Garren
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As you read this column, the federal government has ended its nearly 3-week partial shutdown and the business of governing has resumed in our nation’s capital. No doubt the resumption of suspended services is a welcome development for frozen food makers, who I know were frustrated by the impact.


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Furthering Food Safety: GFSI Audits to Extend to Retailers & Wholesalers

By Kathleen Wybourn
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The newly created GFSI Retail & Wholesale Technical working group helps extend food safety requirements to retail and wholesale by drafting the contents to be included in the GFSI Benchmark criteria section.
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Traceability Guideline in Place for Leveraging GS1 Global Standards

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The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, Madison, Wis.; the International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C.; and GS1 US, Lawrenceville, N.J., implemented a new guideline for leveraging GS1 global standards for traceability processes in the dairy, deli and bakery supply chain.
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How the Government Shutdown Affects Food Safety

By Edgar Asebey-Birkholm
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What does the government shutdown mean to our nation’s food supply?
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USDA: How Government Shutdown Affects Meat, Poultry Inspection

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., outlines its plans to continue field inspection of meat, poultry and egg products despite the government shutdown and lapse in funding.
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2 Sisters Food Opens Food Safety Lab

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Food manufacturing giant 2 Sisters Food Group, United Kingdom, opened a food safety laboratory where almost 1 million ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook food samples such as ready meals and pizza, will be tested each year.
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Integrated Pest Management Offers a Holistic Approach to Pest Control

By Timothy Larson
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For food processors, pest control is a complex challenge. Though processors have been credited with successfully removing most agricultural pesticide residues before food products reach the marketplace, food processing itself can attract pests of all kinds. Refrigerated or frozen food processors are not exempt.
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Harvard Study Finds Food Expiration Dates Confusing to Consumers

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Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe "sell-by" and "best-before" dates on package labels indicate food safety, according to a study published by Harvard Law School and the Natural Resources Defense Council, New York.
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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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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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