Food Safety

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How the Cold Food Industry Can Prepare for FSMA Changes

The new FSMA deadlines are Aug. 30, 2015. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Washington, D.C., outlines what cold food processors should be doing now to comply with these new rules and regulations.


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Are You FSMA-Ready?

The American Frozen Food Institute addresses fundamental FSMA requirements and provides guidance on how these requirements can be blended into existing in-plant food safety programs.


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NutriFresh Services Opens N.J.’s First HPP Tolling Facility

NutriFresh Services, LLC, an Edison, N.J.-based subsidiary of NJ Frozen Storage (NJFS), is scheduled to open what is said to be New Jersey’s first high-pressure processing (HPP) tolling facility with the help of a Hiperbaric 300 machine.
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New Mobile App Offers Database of Sustainable Product Ratings

HowGood launched a new mobile app that offers consumers a database of product ratings for more than 100,000 sustainable products.
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How Photohydroionization Technology Mitigates Microbial Pathogen Count

Photohydroionization (PHI) technology is an all-natural oxidation technology that acts as an additional strategic intervention for trimmings and whole muscle and allows for the anti-microbial treatment of meat products without leaving chemical residues.
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Study: Today's Restaurants Practice Sustainability

The National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C., unveiled new research that shows a substantial number of restaurant operators are implementing sustainability best practices into their businesses.
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Processors to Watch in 2015

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods zeroes in on six refrigerated and frozen foods producers who showcase cutting-edge food processing, food safety and new product introductions.
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How HPP Offers that Added Layer of Food Safety

High-pressure processing offers a wealth of benefits to the cold food industry. Here, suppliers offer insight as to how cutting-edge equipment extends shelf life, while processors outline the advantages of adopting HPP technology.


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Perdue Reduces Antibiotic Use in Poultry Production

Perdue Foods, Salisbury, Md., removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries, setting a standard that defines the responsible use of antibiotics in poultry production.
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Study: Pesticides Remain No. 1 Food Safety Problem

Food Sentry, LLC, a global food source monitoring company based in Albuquerque, N.M., released its latest Food Risk Rating Guide, an analysis of 3,400 food safety violations associated with products exported from 117 different countries that occurred in 2013.
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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.

Posted: December 11, 2014

EVENTS

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Food Plant of the Future: Advancing Food Safety through Sanitary Design

3/9/10
Online
Contact: Jamie Tunison
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

 

Food and beverage companies work hard to consistently deliver safe products because they understand that the stakes are extremely high – for the public and for their companies. 

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Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

4/26/12
Online
Contact: Jamie Tunison

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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Food Plant of the Future: Hazardous Materials Storage and Use

11/8/12
Online
Contact: Jamie Tunison

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants.  Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.

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Food Plant of the Future: Global Food Safety Impact on Facilities

4/25/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages. 

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Industry

Global Food Traceability Center Press Conference

9/11/13
National Press Club, Zenger Room
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC
United States

The Institute of Food Technologists is hosting an exclusive press event featuring the launch of the new Global Food Traceability Center, which was approved by IFT's Board of Directors at the 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

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Tools for Validating Key Components of a Food Safety Plan

1/30/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Attendees of this webinar will learn the three distinct "kill step" validation methods, methods for validating key elements of a food safety plan, ways of preventing recontamination, and be provided online resources for accessing and sharing thermal inactivation data.

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Fundamentals of Food Grade Grease

5/21/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Learn the requirements for food grade greases, differences between greases and other lubricant types, considerations for choosing a food grade grease, and best practices for grease storage and handling.

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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Food Manufacturing

5/29/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This webinar will be based on the AIOE’s Engineering Solutions Group soon to be released work product, One Voice a uniform approach to the most common, non proprietary sanitary equipment designs that meet the base food safety requirements for food manufacturing.

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The Application of High-Performance Food Grade Aerosol Lubricants in Today’s Food Processing Operations

12/9/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

This webinar will cover the fundamentals of High-Performance Food Grade Aerosol Lubricants in today's food processing operations.

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Industry

2015 Expo & Conference: Northwest Food Processors

1/12/15
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
United States

The annual Northwest Food Processors Expo and Conference is the largest regional food processing trade show in North America, bringing together premier industry experts and exhibitors.

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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.

Posted: December 11, 2014

12/8/14 12:00 pm EST

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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