Food Safety

Best practices and innovative technologies to keep the protein supply safe from farm to plate.

ARTICLES

Best practices and most overlooked areas of food safety

CEO of PURE Bioscience Hank Lambert grades the meat and poultry industry on food safety, discusses the basic best practices that stand out in the industry and names the most overlooked areas for processors.
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Food safety tips for Super Bowl Sunday

Even though the football game is the main attraction come Sunday, no Super Bowl party would be complete without plenty of food.
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Foster Farms remains committed to Salmonella prevalence level below 5%

Foster Farms has maintained an average Salmonella prevalence level of two percent for the last nine consecutive months.
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USDA proposes tougher food safety standards for chicken and turkey

New federal standards would reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings.
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Food Safety

Protecting the food chain from food fraud

Food fraud incidents are on the rise and can damage a company’s reputation for generations.
Food fraud isn’t new. In fact, it’s described as the second oldest profession.
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Consultants Corner

How to handle a Food Safety Assessment (FSA)

It’s that time of the year (or every four years to be more exact). ... it’s time for your periodic Food Safety Assessment (FSA).
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Quality, safety first at Certified Angus Beef

The Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand goes beyond fresh beef to add value to high-quality Angus cattle.


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Protein Problem Solver: Dietz & Watson cuts pathogen testing time by more than 80 percent

Dietz & Watson is a household name in deli meats, with more than 400 products in supermarkets and delis throughout the United States.
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Poultry Perspectives

Controlling Salmonella: advancements made, challenges ahead

The poultry industry in the United States and globally has been faced with many challenges over the years in the continued process of economically producing safe, wholesome products for a wide range of consumer needs.
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Food Safety

Antimicrobials add safety layer

The meat and poultry industries use a multi-hurdle approach to food safety.
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EVENTS

Webinar

Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

4/26/12
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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Food Plant of the Future: Hazardous Materials Storage and Use

11/8/12
Online
Contact: Jamie Tunison

On demand Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants.  Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.

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Food Plant of the Future: Global Food Safety Impact on Facilities

4/25/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages.

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Industry

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Implementation & Internal Auditor Course

2/11/15
TBD
Fresno
Contact: Ayruvi Moos
The Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7, is published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Read More

Industry

Industrial Refrigeration Workshop

2/16/15
Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Hotel
Charlotte, MI
United States

Industry

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Implementation & Internal Auditor Course

2/25/15
TBA
Columbus, OH
United States
Contact: Ayruvi Moos
The Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7, is published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Read More

Industry

Microbiology & Food Safety Course

3/11/15
TBD
San Antonio, TX
United States
Contact: Ayruvi Moos
The Microbiology & Food Safety one-day course provides the fundamentals of food microbiology and an understanding of how microorganisms can be controlled in a food processing environment. Read More

Industry

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Implementation & Internal Auditor Course

3/20/15
TBA
Denver, CO
United States
Contact: Ayruvi Moos
The Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7, is published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Read More

Industry

Thermal Processing of Ready-To-Eat Meat Products

4/8/15
The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Road
Columbus, OH
United States
Contact: Lynn Knipe

Industry

Microbiology & Food Safety Course

4/15/15
TBA
Green Bay, WI
United States
Contact: Ayruvi Moos
The Microbiology & Food Safety one-day course provides the fundamentals of food microbiology and an understanding of how microorganisms can be controlled in a food processing environment. Read More

Multimedia

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Podcasts

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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National Provisioner

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January 2015

The first NP issue of 2015 features January's cover story: Certified Angus Beef; as well as How to Respond to a Food Crisis, Pep in Poultry’s Step, and so much more!

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Independent Processor

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December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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Provisioner Store

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The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

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Sourcebook

A complete reference guide to supplies. Go to NP's Sourcebook now to check out the latest and greatest in the meat and poultry processing business.

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