Fight for Food Safety

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Embrace the three ‘Cs’ of food safety

March 31, 2014
The greatest challenge for the food industry over the past decade has been to continuously find new and better ways to make our food supply safer.
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Managing your next Food Safety Assessment

March 4, 2014
Until a few years ago, there were still a number of federal meat establishments that had not yet experienced a comprehensive Food Safety Assessment (FSA).
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Giving tax incentives for testing

February 2, 2014
As government and industry strive to improve the safety of our food supply, not a day goes by when we don’t hear about more legislation, added regulation and new policy.
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Leaning forward in the food-safety foxhole

January 16, 2014
How is your company oriented when it comes to food safety? Is your company leaning forward in the food-safety foxhole, or hoping that if a problem happens it can hide in it instead?
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Listeria isn’t leaving (unfortunately)

December 14, 2013
I spent some time in my last two columns dissecting recent trends involving recalls for E. coli O157:H7 and allergens.
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Attack of the allergens

November 5, 2013

Last month, I wrote about how industry has managed to virtually eliminate E. coliO157:H7 from our beef supply. Indeed, in the last two years, there have been only a handful of recalls relating to E. coli, and none were associated with foodborne illnesses or outbreaks.  


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Where did all the E. coli go?

October 4, 2013
Only a few years ago, we would have been hard pressed to see more than a few weeks go by without reading about another large-scale E. coli O157:H7 (“E. coli”) outbreak or recall in the news.
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Shooting for sterility

September 12, 2013
Or, should we say, pressing for pasteurization, demanding decontamination, or aiming for anything … well, a lot more aseptic?
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Develop a written policy for ‘companion sampling’ to FSIS testing

August 8, 2013
FSIS has begun focusing more aggressively on possible connections between slaughter establishments and positive ground-beef samples.
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The days of ‘medium-rare’ may be numbered

Is USDA putting a stake through “medium-rare” steaks?
July 10, 2013
Indeed, USDA recently published new proposed rules requiring meat processors to properly label mechanically tenderized meat products.
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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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Check out the April 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on animal welfare, sanitation programs, and much more!

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April 2014

Check out the April 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with a special profile of Stemmler's Meats!

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