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Fluctuating Trends Found in Antimicrobial Resistance

The NARMS 2011 Executive Report summarizes data previously released by FDA, the CDC, and USDA, and focuses on resistance to antibiotics important in human medicine and multidrug resistance. Among the positive trends is a decline in the five-drug resistance pattern called ACSSuT in Salmonella Typhimurium.

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U.S. Ranks Among Top 10 Safety Violators; But What’s the Context?

A report released in early August by the global food safety monitoring firm Food Sentry puts the U.S. among the top 10 countries exporting “violative” food items—that is, items found to be in violation of the inspecting country’s regulatory scheme, whether due to pesticide contamination, pathogens, unsanitary conditions, or other problems.

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Case Study: Improving Food Inspection Process in Florida

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mobile field inspection operation began facing challenges several years ago as its field equipment reached end of service life. The handheld devices inspectors operated to conduct food safety inspections were being discontinued, and the inkjet printers they used for printing out onsite inspection results were not compatible with newer electronic devices.

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With the right training, employees can significantly impact an organization’s ability to improve performance and reduce risk. Learn how LRQA links training with certification to verify that learning objectives translate into business performance improvement of your management systems.

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ERP in Food and Beverage - Tracing the Path to Success

Food and beverage manufacturers are in need of a business solution that can manage the front and back office from end-to-end, as well as provide detailed visibility into materials and finished goods in order to meet their requirements. As such, according to the 2013 ERP Benchmark Survey, 94% of leading food and beverage manufacturers have implemented ERP. This report, based on two Aberdeen surveys, uncovers the pressures that food and beverage manufacturers face as well as the ways in which they are...

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A Complete Manufacturing Approach to Effective Water Activity Monitoring

This seminar will provide information about strategies to control product consistency, quality and safety using water activity testing at key locations in a manufacturing facility. Strategies using water activity to facilitate product development and formulation in the R&D lab will be discussed. Applications for water activity in ensuring the quality and consistency of incoming ingredients at ingredient inspection also will be discussed. Information will be provided on ways for QA/QC departments to...

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The Food & Beverage Marketing & Advertising Law Summit (Chicago, Ill.)

Expert strategies for preventing food court litigation and regulatory enforcement targeting marketing and advertising claims while appealing to highly conscious consumers in a competitive environment.

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