Food Safety

In-depth look on food safety tips and updates.

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Importance of Proper Pest Management in Ensuring Plant Sanitation

April 21, 2014
As pest problems have been traced to some recent food contamination cases and with the implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, it is more important than ever that facilities pay increased attention to the role of pest management in their overall operations programs.
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CDC Data Shows Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections

April 17, 2014
The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. In fact, foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States, according to annual report card produced by The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta.
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Indiana Takes Action to Provide New Opportunities for Small Meat Processors

April 8, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Washington, D.C., announced that Indiana has become the latest among a handful of states taking action to help provide new opportunities for small meat processing companies. Indiana has joined USDA’s Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program.
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Understanding the Risks in Marketing and Labeling Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

March 20, 2014
The deluge of class action labeling claims against food companies showed no signs of slowing in 2013.
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Take a Proactive Approach to Food Safety

March 7, 2014

Conducting a recall is a trying experience for any organization. Recalls cost an organization revenue, brand equity and consumer trust.


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How to Conduct a Mock Recall

March 4, 2014
With pending Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) traceability regulations on the horizon, it is more important than ever to have a mock recall process in place.
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FSMA Update: Staying ahead of the curve

Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
February 7, 2014

If you’re going through the motions of obtaining a GFSI certification, you may be in pretty good shape if FDA were to run an FSMA audit at your facility.


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Defending the food supply

February 7, 2014

If a disease outbreak occurs in today’s interconnected global economy, the stakes are higher than usual: Expect lost domestic and international sales, a damaged reputation, and even a hit to the U.S. economy from lost trade and employment.


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High Liner Foods Achieves 99% of 2013 Sustainability Goal

February 6, 2014
High Liner Foods Inc., Canada, achieved 99% of its goal to source all seafood from “certified-sustainable or responsible” fisheries and aquaculture.
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Combatting Listeria Positive in Finished Product

January 8, 2014

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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EVENTS

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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Proper Application of Food Grade Lubricants

6/27/13
Online

ON DEMAND The various requirements related to the proper use of food grade lubricants are often misunderstood. With developing industry requirements such as FSMA, understanding these requirements and having a lubrication program in place that is consistent with HACCP principles is important.

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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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Boost Productivity, Improve Safety with New Technology for Splicing Conveyor Belts

11/13/13
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Belted conveyors are critical to food processing operations. When they stop, your productivity stops. Fortunately, new belt splicing technologies enable you to take control of belt splicing...

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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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Third Annual Food Safety Exchange Educational Conference

6/17/14
Hilton City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
United States

The third annual Food Safety Exchange sponsored by METTLER TOLEDO will take place on June 171h and 18th, 2014 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

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2014 IAFP Annual Meeting

8/3/14
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
United States

Each year, the International Association for Food Protection hosts an Annual Meeting, providing attendees with information on current and emerging food safety issues, the latest science, innovative solutions to new and recurring problems, and the opportunity to network with thousands of food safety professionals from around the globe.

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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

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