Food Safety

Combatting Listeria Positive in Finished Product

There are five words that no one in the food industry ever wants to hear—Listeria positive in finished product. Normally, I would not start a communication with this type of dramatic statement. 


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Hy-Vee Strengthens Commitment to Seafood Sustainability

Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, added a Responsible Sourcing Commitment to its comprehensive Seafood Procurement Policy.
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Work continues on antimicrobial solutions

Antimicrobial solutions are used to reduce contaminants on raw foods such as meats, vegetables and fruits.


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Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.

With FSMA’s risk-based approach to food safety and GFSI certifications de rigueur for processors to sell to retail chains, processors need to bring their employees up to speed on best practices for food safety techniques to meet regulatory requirements, obtain GFSI certification(s) and produce a safe product.


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Retail, Consumer Trends Leader and Rancher Form Sustainability Project

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.
Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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How FSMA's New Food Import Fees Affect Your Company

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

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

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

What does the government shutdown mean to our nation’s food supply?
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Evolution Fresh: Enhancing the Premium Juice Market with HPP Technology

Evolution Fresh’s new Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., juicery employs HPP technology to help produce cold-pressed juices.

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FSMA & GFSI and Their Impact on Sanitary Machine and Plant Design

There have been updates to the Global Food Safety Initiative and the Food Safety Modernization Act that will impact OEM's and food and beverage processors. This webinar will review those changes and discuss what machine builders and processors need to do for future compliance.

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