Food Safety

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

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USDA takes next step to modernize poultry inspection

July 11, 2014
Poultry inspection modernization would prevent 5,200 annual foodborne illnesses, says FSIS.
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NAMA Announces 2014 Beef Safety Conference

July 11, 2014
Conference will cover “Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing.”
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Food Safety

Paying close attention to employee hygiene

July 10, 2014
Employee hygiene might seem like common sense, but the issue cannot be taken lightly
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Turkey base products recalled due to allergen

June 16, 2014
Vanee Foods, a Broadview, Ill. establishment is recalling approximately 3,156 pounds of turkey base because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen
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Food Safety

Engaging in the pathogen battle, at the pre-harvest point

June 15, 2014
Not one pre-harvest intervention can combat all pathogenic microorganisms alone
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Food Safety Ingredients

Phages allow processors to go on the offensive

The use of bacteriophages in the war against pathogenic bacteria continues to intrigue processors.
June 4, 2014
As interest in more natural products continues to grow, bacteriophages (phages) — basically viruses that kill bacteria — have become particularly appealing.
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Federal agencies sign Memorandum of Understanding to leverage expertise during foodborne outbreak investigations

May 20, 2014
The USDA, FSIS, and the CDC Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry recently signed a MOU that will provide a more comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to address foodborne health hazards
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Food Safety

Meat industry shifts to broader detection strategies

May 9, 2014
Metal detection is a fairly common activity for meat and poultry processors, but more processors are moving away from using metal detection alone and using X-ray systems for broader foreign-object detection.
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Survey reveals consumer confusion about antibiotic resistance

May 8, 2014
New brochure aims to clarify facts surrounding antibiotics
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2014 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference call for abstracts

April 30, 2014
The conference will focus on consumer behavior change, reaching target audiences and other topics related to helping consumers reduce their risk of foodborne illness at home.
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EVENTS

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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FSNS SQF Course

8/7/14
Dallas, TX
United States
The SQF course, taught by a SQF registered trainer, will prepare you to meet the SQF Practitioner requirements as defined in the SQF Code, Edition 7.1. Read More

PORK 101

8/12/14
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
United States
PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on experience designed to update participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. Read More

FSNS Microbiology & Food Safety Course

8/26/14
Fresno, CA
United States
The Microbiology & Food Safety course provides the fundamentals of food microbiology and an understanding of how microorganisms can be controlled in a food processing environment. Read More

FSNS 2014 BRC Training Course

9/17/14
Columbus, OH
United States

Food Safety Net Services is proud to offer BRC Food Version 6 audits.

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PORK 101

10/13/14
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
United States
PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on experience designed to update participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. Read More

FSNS 2014 BRC Training Course

10/15/14
Atlanta, GA
United States

Food Safety Net Services is proud to offer BRC Food Version 6 audits.

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FSNS HACCP Certification Course

10/28/14
Fresno, CA
United States
The HACCP course is designed to educate and train individuals in HACCP Systems development, implementation, and management. Read More

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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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National Provisioner

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July 2014

Check out the July 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Burger Report and much more!

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Independent Processor

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June 2014

Check out the June 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on Dietz & Watson's 75th anniversary and much more!

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