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FPSA Dairy and Beverage Councils Annouce Speakers for 2017 Annual Conference

For Immediate Release January 12, 2017 Media Contact: Dolores Alonso Senior Director of Membership and Business Development 703.663.1226 dalonso@fpsa.org McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the slate of speakers for the dairy and beverage breakout sessions for the 2017 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 15-17 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California. The …

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Recall Notification Report 001-2017 (Italian Sausage)

Class III Recall 001-2017 Jan 5, 2017 Congressional and Public Affairs Jeremy J. Emmert (202) 720-9113 WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 – 4G Meat Processing LLC., a Kansas City, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,288 pounds of pork and turkey Caldarello Italian Sausage rope products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. …

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Food Industry Events & Trade Shows for 2017-2018

With trade shows and other events, the food industry is full of opportunities for education, innovation, networking, and discovery. Here are the major events for 2017-2018, organized by category. We’ll update this listing as more information becomes available. General Packaging & Processing Northwest Food Processors Expo & Conference Portland, OR, January 9-11, 2017 The is the Northwest Food Processors Association’s …

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Study Reveals Secret to Safe Food Handling at Home: Written Reminders

Hand-washing and thermometer usage are key to reducing foodborne illness. And new research from Kansas State University suggests that encouraging these behaviors may be as easy as including them in recipe instructions. While most people know you should wash your hands, temperature monitoring is less common. The researchers note that using a meat thermometer to check doneness is particularly important …

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Top 10 Food Industry Executive Articles of 2016

2016 was an exciting year for the food industry. Recall numbers jumped, the first FSMA implementation deadline hit, and OSHA fines skyrocketed. Meanwhile, consumer trends continued to shift toward premium, healthy, and fresh prepared foods, while more companies took steps toward automation. Here is a round-up of our top 10 articles of 2016. 1. The Internet of Things and the …

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USDA Revises Guidance on Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating to use a “Best if Used By” date label. “In an effort to reduce food loss and …

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National Steak and Poultry Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken That May Be Undercooked

Class I Recall 115-2016 EXP Health Risk: High Dec 4, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Jeremy J. Emmert (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov Editor’s Note: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the November 23, 2016, release to include additional products and production dates. The initial recall included 17,439 pounds of product. This expansion includes an additional 1,976,089 pounds of …

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Germs, Food Safety, and Cooking at Home: FDA Survey Results

The FDA just released data from its latest Food Safety Survey, revealing consumers’ attitudes toward handwashing, raw foods, and other food safety topics. Key Findings: More than half of consumers think they’re more likely to get food poisoning from foods in restaurants than from foods prepared at home. Consumers are more likely to wash hands with soap after touching raw meat …

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Documenting FSMA: Three Focal Points from Food Manufacturing

As FSMA rules go into more widespread effect, Food Manufacturing VP Jack Payne recommends a few key ways food manufacturers are sharing and documenting the required HARPC programs. Payne suggests streamlining access to key information across facilities. He identifies three focal points for documentation: Suppliers, Facilities, and Shippers. His advice covers in broad strokes how companies can know: where their supplies come …

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New Research Finds Avocado Extract Can Prevent Listeria in Food

November 18, 2016 CHICAGO – Consumer demand for food products formulated without synthetic additives has increased. However, food still has to be safe for consumers to eat, so food scientists are looking for ways to replace synthetic additives. Since some additives are needed for food safety reasons, food product developers are faced with the challenge of developing more “natural” additives …