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Online Exclusives: FSMA and the Peanut Butter Industry
One of the largest recalls in the U.S. involved a supplier’s peanut products that were contaminated and distributed to more than 200 companies. This resulted in the recall of more than 3,900 products containing peanuts, tarnishing the images of many popular brands. The industry lost an estimated $1 billion and eventually forced the supplier to shut down operations...The introduction of FSMA brought greater insight into how peanut butter was being produced to ensure product safety.
Silver lined tubing and fittings, along with replacements to PVC, can ncrease quality assurance and improve consistency of product at dispensing
The European horse meat controversy got bigger on Feb., 27 as Swedish do-it-yourself furniture giant Ikea halted sales of its Kottbullar frozen meatballs in three more countries: Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Dominican Republic. At the same time, the company withdrew its Wiener sausages from stores in Ireland, the U.K., France, Portugal, and Spain; it wouldn’t say whether horse meat had been detected in these products too, and in a statement called the withdrawal an “extra-precautionary...
The winner of the Food Quality Award sponsored by DuPont Qualicon is chosen based on its exceptional contributions to food safety and customer satisfaction with a positive impact on business results.
Quality efforts of a cross-section of food companies in the Netherlands.
Departments: Internal Audits Create Opportunity for Food Organizations to Improve Systems, Processes
The internal audit should be viewed as a critical component of quality management systems for continuous improvement and validation of the food safety systems.
Today’s juicy, sweet, giant watermelons were bred at a cost: They lost much of their disease resistance. That’s one key insight revealed by an international consortium of more than 60 scientists who recently published the genomic sequence of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus).
A Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes from a farm in southwestern Indiana raises concerns about—as well as academic interest in—the vulnerability of the fruit to bacterial contamination.
Consumer Reports, the arbiter of safety and quality in consumer products ranging from cars to washing machines to baby cribs, will take a more prominent role in assessing food safety, using a new $2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Features: Training is Key to FSMA Compliance
Proper documentation of education efforts are as vital as the teaching.