Food Safety

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

ARTICLES

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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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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Webinar

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

FSNS HACCP Certification Course

11/11/14
Phoenix, AZ
United States
The HACCP course is designed to educate and train individuals in HACCP Systems development, implementation, and management. Read More

Industry

2014 Antibiotics Symposium

11/12/14
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
Atlanta, GA
United States
Appropriately, stewardship is the theme for the 2014 NIAA Antibiotics Symposium Read More

Industry

FSNS Microbiology & Food Safety Course

12/2/14
Phoenix, AZ
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

Industry

Industrial Refrigeration Workshop

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

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

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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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October 2014

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

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Independent Processor

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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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