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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 4.3.2012

Features

Embattled BPI Hits Back on “Pink Slime”

Will suspend operations at 3 plants as consumer demand plummets

Beef Products Inc, primary manufacturer of the ammoniated beef product widely known as “pink slime,” has mounted a concerted effort to clean up the reputation of the company and its product.

Budget Shortfall a Blow to Food Safety Centers of Excellence

5 FSMA-mandated facilities expected to cost $2.75 million

A slowdown in the establishment of federal centers of excellence in food safety mandated by the FSMA “could have an adverse effect on the progress that the U.S. has been making in foodborne disease surveillance,” warned a leading national food safety expert.

Ozone-Treated Water Zaps Infectious Prions

Method inactivates Creutzfeldt-Jakob microbes

Infectious prions, the lethal microbes that cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) in animals, can be eradicated with a technique that has long been used to inactivate pathogens in drinking water.

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