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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, June/July 2008

Features

Industry and Government Talk Food Safety

Keynote speakers agree that food safety is good for bottom line

Government and industry don’t usually agree on much. But at the 10th annual Food Safety & Security Summit in Washington, D.C., in March, the consensus was clear: Food safety is not only good for the public’s health, it’s good for business. Food safety leaders from Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, the National Restaurant Association, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Association of Food and Drug Officials spoke at the meeting about ensuring food safety—and the bottom line.

Food Quality from Bottom to Top

West Liberty Foods, which nearly closed in 1996, wins the Food Quality Award

At West Liberty Foods, a co-packer and private label manufacturer of sliced processed meat, poultry, and cheese products based in West Liberty, Iowa, food safety isn’t just a goal, it’s a company-wide mantra.

Beefing Up the FDA

Lawmakers seek to give the agency more authority and funding

This summer federal lawmakers are hoping to enact two pieces of legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more authority and funding to better regulate the safety of domestic and imported foods.

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Departments

Bye Bye Shoo Fly

Protect your facility by keeping flies out

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, there have been more than 20 food recalls to date caused by bacteria in 2008. To maintain consumer confidence, you must ensure sanitary conditions in your facility, and flies are a definite no-no.

Put Your Product to the Test

LIMS enhances product safety testing

Food safety concerns have risen dramatically in recent years because of the severe consequences of foodborne illnesses. In order to assure product quality, optimize the efficiency and throughput of continuous processes, and comply with governmental regulations, the food industry must perform rigorous, real-time product safety testing on a regular basis.

Food Processing Technology Evolves

Innovations can help you stay on top in a global marketplace

Welcome to the fast-paced world of food processing, a complex arena in which players must embrace strategic thinking to stay relevant and competitive in a demanding global marketplace. In this evolving world, several food-processing engineers are leading the way.

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