Food Safety

Food Safety vs. Food Defense: How to Stay Ahead of the Game

Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, talked exclusively with Don Hsieh, director of commercial and industrial marketing for Tyco Integrated Security, Boca Raton, Fla., to learn about the difference between food safety and food defense.

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Marfrig Promotes Sustainable Cattle Production in Amazon Region

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Arlington, Va., Walmart Brazil, Brazil’s Marfrig Group and ranchers joined forces to spread social and environmental best practices in cattle production activities in the Brazilian Amazon Region.
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Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns to PACK EXPO 2013

PMMI, the Reston, Va., owner and producer of the PACK EXPO tradeshows, announced it will team with B2B media company BNP Media, the Troy, Mich.-based parent company of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, to bring the latest iteration of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.

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Food Defense Systems

Staff vigilance: The first line of food defense

Facing mandates to safeguard against deliberate contamination, food companies walk a fine line between implementing effective defenses and creating an uncomfortable workplace.

The joke in certain circles is that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which explicitly cites the need to guard against intentional adulteration, should more accurately be referred to as SCFEA: the Security Consultants Full Employment Act.

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Sanitizers build upon past success

Meat and poultry processors are doubling down to fight foodborne pathogens through new and old mixtures.
Apparently, the cure for nasty foodborne pathogens has been hiding in our yogurt all along. Lactic acid, which is a product of nature and dissolves without any chemical residue, is one of many natural acids fighting the good fight against pathogens on carcasses today.
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Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence Forms Groups for Packaging Machinery, End Users

Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence (AIOE), Reston, Va., formed the Total Cost of Ownership Solution Group (TCOSG) and Engineering Solution Group (ESG).
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Preventing Recalls in Cold Food Plants

Recalls are something that every company plans for but hopes to never experience. Find how to prevent food recalls in your cold food plants.

The easiest way to prevent recalls associated with refrigerated foods is to ensure you are continually producing safe, wholesome product that never needs to be recalled. Sounds easy, right?

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Performance Foodservice Introduces Label for Branded Disposable Products

Performance Foodservice launched a GreenBasis program for its branded foodservice disposable products that meet the company’s criteria for environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, product composition or product life cycle options.

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Loma Systems’ X-ray Inspection Ensures Food Safety at St. Clair Foods

Loma Systems’ IQ2 metal detectors help St. Clair Foods ensure consistent quality and preserve food safety standards.

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Food Recalls Hit 2-Year High in Fourth Quarter of 2012

Food recalls reached a 2-year quarterly high in 2012, according to the ExpertRECALL Index documented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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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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