Food Safety

Sourcing safe ingredients: Make no assumptions

Drew Lorenz, president of We R Food Safety!, reminds processors to be just as vigilant on food safety when sourcing items
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State of the Industry: Food Safety

Sensational headlines don’t tell the whole food-safety story

The State of Food Safety
When reviewing the year in the news, one can’t help but notice that the main news outlets had a lot of stories about food safety
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Food-safety training: The Closed Loop Method

Despite decades of research, implementation of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code, and millions of dollars invested in food safety training programs, there has not been a significant reduction of foodborne illness outbreaks or food product recalls
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Exclusive Q&A: Foster Farms strives to be food-safety leader

Chicken processor positions itself to be an industry leader in all facets of processing business after a year of food-safety challenges.
This summer, during a trip to California, Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, sat down with Ira Brill, director of corporate communications for Foster Farms
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Grocery Manufacturers Association and Chinese National Food Industry Association to partner on food safety

Memorandum of Understanding signed to intensify joint food safety efforts.
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Food Safety

Clean from the inside out

Processors ask for CIP systems that use fewer chemicals and less water.
It’s hard to imagine Clean-in-Place systems without the, well, cleaning agents.
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Government of Canada announces mandatory labeling of mechanically tenderized beef

New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians, government says.
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Food Safety

HPP puts on a full-court press

High-pressure pasteurization (HPP) continues to gain strength as a food-safety defense strategy.
More meat and poultry processors are turning to high-pressure pasteurization (HPP).
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Statement from OSI Group president and COO, David McDonald

We are taking what happened at Husi Shanghai seriously and consider the actions of those involved completely unacceptable.
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USDA takes next step to modernize poultry inspection

Poultry inspection modernization would prevent 5,200 annual foodborne illnesses, says FSIS.
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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October 2014

Check out the October 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our annual State of the Industry reports!

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October 2014

Check out the October 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on private labels, and the newest bacon trends!

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