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Cornell Researchers Investigate New Microbe-Resistant Coatings

In Food Safety, News by Krista Garver0 Comments

The Institute of Food Technologists reported this week that researchers at Cornell are investigating a new coating for food contact surfaces that offer even greater resistance to bacteria and other microbes. According to food science professor Julie Goddard, the polymer used in the coating can not only resist microbial adhesion, but also inactivate any microbes that do manage to adhere. …

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ConAgra Foods Expands Recall Of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Meals Due To Potential Presence Of Foreign Material

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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 16, 2016– ConAgra Foods is expanding a voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9mm) in the sugar used in the sauce. This voluntary action is being undertaken because of impacted sugar from a supplier. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: There …

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9 Mitigation Strategies for Food Defense: Visitor Management at Your Food Processing Facility

In Food Safety, Processing, Technology by Heather Brown1 Comment

FSMA’s seventh final rule (as of May 27, 2016) governs mitigation strategies for preventing intentional adulteration of food in slaughter and processing facilities. Under this rule, your security measures must account for, among other things, all personnel and visitors passing through your plant’s doors every day. Depending on the size and scope of your operations, that can mean a lot …

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Plant Data Goes Public: FSIS to Publish Food Safety Testing Results

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a new plan to publish more detailed, plant-specific data for U.S. slaughter and processing facilities. Initially, FSIS will share information on the processes used at each facility, giving more detail than is currently listed in the searchable establishment directory, as well as a code for each facility that will make it …

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Call on Your ERP to Prevent and Manage Recalls

In Food Safety, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

God forbid you need to recall product, but if you do, Wayne Labs at Food Engineering offers advice for narrowing in on defective items using single-system ERP software. Labs recommends choosing an industry-specific ERP system to encompass traceability, FSMA, and business process integration. Linking a warehouse management system (WMS) to your ERP can also help identify anomalies and prevent cross-contamination early …

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The Internet of Things and the Future of Food

In Food Safety, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

It’s no longer a matter of “if,” but “when.” Experts agree, the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming to food manufacturing in ways that are getting harder to ignore. The IoT is changing how the food industry tackles problems like safety, e-commerce, and even waste management. What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things refers to devices that …

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Food Processing Magazine’s 2016 Industry Predictions

In Food Safety, Sustainability, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

According to, five issues loom large for the food and beverage industry as 2016 begins. Here’s a quick look at each of them: Dietary Guidelines Mid-January is the new expected release date for the 8th edition of the USDA and DHHS’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). Expectations were high for the promotion of whole foods and consideration of environmental …