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Departments: Choosing a Food Safety Consultant
Ask the right questions to ensure a happy ending
In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of researchers that includes a physicist, a mathematician, and an economist have used food import and export databases to create a map of the worldwide food transport network.
California food safety officials recently lifted the statewide quarantine on all raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures of Fresno County, a little more than a week after it was imposed in the wake of 10 cases of Campylobacter-related illness linked to the dairy’s products.
Features: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Sprouts Can Be Safe
Larger producers provide model for success by adhering to 1999 FDA guidelines
Although industry figures indicate that the latest crisis, which involved a rare and deadly strain of E. coli, has resulted in sales losses comparable to the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986, only a handful of exhibitors and farmers at Berlin's International Green Week are willing to talk about the disaster openly. Nearly a year after the devastating outbreak, which killed more than 40 and sickened more than 4,000 people in Germany and other parts of Europe, it is business as usual.
Departments: Deadly Air Crash Provides a Lesson to Food Industry
Through my consulting work with various companies, I’ve observed how the effectiveness and impartiality of quality and food safety personnel can be influenced by the organizational structure. A non-food-related news story highlights this.
Departments: GFSI Compliance and the Integrated Management System
The GFSI food safety standards have become so prevalent in the food and beverage industry that many major food chain stakeholders will only maintain a relationship with suppliers who are GFSI compliant. The standards serve as a “quality stamp” for these stakeholders. They are often the sign of a supplier who has made it a priority to incorporate quality initiatives into its processes, ensuring a product that is of the highest caliber of safety and quality.
Features: Extend Meat Shelf Life with LED Lights
Replacing fluorescent lights with light-emitting diode units in refrigeration units yields the double benefit of energy and cost savings, along with extended shelf life for some meat products, according to new research from Kansas State University.
Features: FDA Clears Some OJ Shipments
The FDA has begun clearing shipments of imported orange juice after the beverages have tested free of a fungicide banned in this country, but many more are being held at the border.
A new, free online food safety tool from the USDA, designed to help fruit and vegetable producers create their own custom food safety plans, has drawn praise from farmers.