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Lawsuits Filed Against FDA’s Approval of Controversial Animal Drugs

Two different lawsuits have been filed by groups that include the Center for Food Safety and the Humane Society of the United States against the U.S. FDA for approving several controversial drugs used in food production without fully examining how they affect people, animals, and the environment. The products targeted in the lawsuits are based on ractopamine, which is fed to farm animals to cause rapid weight gain.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Recipe for Modernized Food Safety System - What’s the Missing Key Ingredient?

With the birth of the FSMA, the FDA has been armed with the necessary sanction to streamline the food safety system in the U.S. It has since issued seven proposed rules to farmers, manufacturers, and importers aimed at ensuring that our food is safe for consumption and that the issues of maintaining a global marketplace will be reduced, or at least well-managed.

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How Modernized is the U.S. Meat Inspection System?

The U.S. should require meat and poultry slaughter facilities to collect better information on the status of animals and flocks, and regularly monitor data on plant performance, says “Meat and Poultry Inspection 2.0,” a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts and the CSPI that compares U.S. meat and poultry inspection practices with those in five other countries that recently made changes to their meat and inspection programs.

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Ion Analysis in Food Safety

Food and beverage manufacturers need precise measurements to support manufacturing processes, for quality control and to comply with regulatory requirements. As the number of analyses increase, the time and cost savings of automated analysis becomes apparent. Titration and Ion Chromatography are fundamental techniques for food analysis. When sample preparation and analysis are supported by automation, the success of both techniques is greatly enhanced.

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Why Food & Beverage Manufacturers Should Avoid Generic ERP Systems

Before you begin evaluating vendors and solutions, you need to decide what’s most important for your business, and build a requirements list. You’ll find that almost all generic ERP applications have modules or applications to handle the non-manufacturing areas of your business. However, these systems usually lack certain key functionality required to handle manufacturing processes, especially those of food and beverage makers.

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Automating ingredient specification and supplier compliance helps minimize risk, improve quality, and accelerate profitability. Immediate feedback, coaching, and corrective action monitoring for suppliers is a win-win for both sides. Tune in to our webinar with Gary Nowacki, CEO of TraceGains, and Jack Kennedy, VP of Operations, Chelsea Milling Company (“Jiffy Mix”) to learn how to: Lower your manufacturing costs, cost of poor quality, and charge-backs. Receive instant notifications...

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