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AOAC Approves DuPont BAX for Listeria Testing

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The AOAC recently approved the latest DuPont BAX system as a reliable method for detecting Listeria species in frankfurters, smoked salmon, spinach, cheese, and from environmental surfaces. Listeria testing is one of the most critical, “particularly for dairy products, fresh produce, and ready-to-eat meats. . . to quickly detect and help eliminate pathogens that could lead to serious publich health …

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Be Heard! 2016 State of the Food Processing Industry Survey Now Open

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What are the year’s biggest challenges and opportunities for the food processing industry? Where do the most successful companies spend their marketing dollars? Take the 2016 State of the Food Processing Industry survey today and automatically receive the results for free. Click here to take the State of the Food Processing Industry survey (Closes March 18) Here’s what you’ll learn from this …

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Unitherm Food Systems Receives Root Vegetable Pasteurization Patent to Increase Yield, Improve Food Safety

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For Immediate Release: New machine uses a flame tube to burn the skin off of onions, pasteurizing the surface for enhanced safety and significantly reducing product loss compared to traditional cutting methods. BRISTOW, OK – 2/19/2016 – Unitherm Food Systems today announces the receipt of U.S. Patent No. 9,215,892 B2 for its new system and method for pasteurizing the surface …

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NAMI Reports 2015 Decline in Global Meat Exports

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Following a midyear drop from 2014’s record numbers, USDA trade and market statistics compiled by NAMI (North American Meat Institute) show an overall decline for meat exports in both value and volume in 2015. Greatest gains by volume included beef to Korea (up 7%), pork to the Dominican Republic (up 37%), and poultry and poultry variety meats to Vietnam (up 33%). …

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Cornell Study Argues for Transparency in GMO Labeling

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A Cornell University study has found that public debate over food labeling carries considerable weight with consumers in their support of subsequent labeling decisions. The study gave 450 participants four fictitious news articles about the same agro-food company’s decision to label the GM content of their products. The articles varied on four key points: whether or not to label the presence of …