With the new, European Union rules on Country of Origin Labeling now in effect, a lot of questions have been raised. From “what specific products and species are covered under new laws?” to “how does this differ from prior requirements,” here is what you need to know about the new regulations.
What Does The Spike In FSIS FTP Violations Mean?
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued six recall notices in January due to failure to present regarding 220,000 pounds of imported meat and poultry products. That number represents a significant increase in failure to present violations and likely also indicates the Food Safety and Inspection Service has stepped up enforcement of import documentation.
IFSAC’s New Method To Evaluate Foodborne Illness Sources
Knowing which foodborne illnesses are most likely to occur, and in which foods, is essential in preventing future outbreaks of contamination. Three federal agencies have partnered up to develop a new method to estimate common foodborne illness sources including Campylobacter, E. coli O157, Listeria, and Salmonella.
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Food Traceability: Solving The Imperative Of Compliance
Consumers’ confidence in the food they consume is eroding. The numbers quickly illustrate why: in the last few years FDA food recalls increased nearly 400%, largely due to salmonella and undeclared allergens1. Ghastly stories such as contaminated foods causing deaths across several states further diminish consumers’ confidence in food—and in the retailers where they purchased the recalled produce.
Protect Your Brand: Ensuring Food Safety And Compliance With A Quality Management System
Although food safety and compliance have long been of critical importance for companies across the Food & Beverage (F&B) supply chain, today’s legislative bodies as well as consumers are only increasing focus on it. Adulterated products making their way into the food supply are driving the need for more accountability and ownership of the quality of products and processes. Compounding these pressures, with the viral nature of today’s global environment, even a minuscule adverse event can have disproportionate backlash on branding, reputation, and profitability.
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Harris Ranch Beef Production Sizzles With Infor SCM Products
Harris Ranch, founded in the 1930s in California’s San Joaquin Valley, has grown and expanded into the west’s most progressive, innovative, and quality conscious beef producer. They’ve built a uniquely integrated beef production system where cattle are exclusively sourced, fed, and humanely processed by the company in order to raise beef that’s as pure and great tasting as nature intended.
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MEAT & POULTRY NEWS
US Life Science Firm Announces Plans To Launch FeedKind Protein – Sustainable Fishmeal Alternative
California-based sustainable life science firm Calysta, Inc. has announced plans to launch a proven new fish feed ingredient that can reduce the aquaculture industry’s reliance on unsustainable fish stocks sourced from the world’s oceans
Hormel Foods Discusses Impact Of Recent Avian Influenza Outbreaks
Hormel Foods Corporation recently provided additional information regarding the anticipated impact of recent avian influenza outbreaks on its Jennie-O Turkey Store segment. Highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (“HPAI”) has been detected at multiple turkey farms that supply Jennie-O Turkey Store, resulting in the loss of affected flocks and temporary quarantine of farms in the area until a full cleaning process is completed
USDA Expands Beef & Pork Trade With Mexico & Peru
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru
Cargill Hazleton Meat Plant Spurns Garbage Trucks; Becomes Company's First Verified Landfill-Free Facility
Garbage trucks no longer stop at the Cargill meat processing facility in Hazleton, Pa., because the 225,000-square-foot plant that sits on a 40-acre site, employs 600 people and produces more than 10 million pounds of beef, pork and ground meat products monthly, sends nothing to landfills
CNFA And GSI Partner To Provide Solutions To Improve Farm Productivity And Food Security In Africa
CNFA and GSI Group have launched a strategic partnership aimed at promoting food storage and protein production systems as a critical way to improve farm productivity and food security
Ishida Helps Scotto Increase Capacity, Yield And Range
Established French shellfish supplier Scotto SARL has replaced a volumetric method of packing mussels into trays with an Ishida multihead weigher and weigher-to-pack distribution system, giving the company the opportunity to greatly increase its sales volume
Hormel Foods Honors 68 Suppliers With Spirit Of Excellence Awards
Hormel Foods Corporation recently awarded 68 suppliers with a 2014 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year
AHPharma Introduces AviLighting™ LED Water Lights For Poultry Applications
AHPharma, Inc., a leading manufacturer and designer of services and products for the food animal industry, and i-lighting™, the leading manufacturer of the proprietary LED Lighting Simplified connection technology, have introduced a new series of high-intensity AviLighting™ LED Water Lights designed to enhance the consumption of water by modern-day poultry, especially during the first week of life
Atlas Holdings Launches NOVIPAX With Acquisition Of Sealed Air’s Trays And Absorbent Pads Business
Atlas Holdings LLC announced recently the launch of NOVIPAX, its newest operating company, with the acquisition of the North American Foam Trays and Absorbent Pads (TAP) businesses of Sealed Air Corporation
JBS USA Launches New Corporate Website
JBS USA announces the launch of a new corporate website, www.jbssa.com, which offers information on the diversified, multi-protein and packaged foods company, its team members, culture, values and history
Blue Earth Announces Sumter CHP Plant Energized On March 30, 2015
Blue Earth, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBLU) an alternative/renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, energized its initial combined heat and power ("CHP") energy plant at the Pilgrim's Pride Corporation's poultry processing facility in Sumter, South Carolina
Good Times To Introduce All-Natural Bacon
Good Times Restaurants Inc., operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick-service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high quality, all-natural products, today announced that it is introducing all natural, nitrate free bacon system-wide in all of its Good Times restaurants in April
Algal Scientific Secures $7M In Funding To Accelerate Its Efforts To Transform The World's Food Supply
Algal Scientific Corporation, a biotech developer and manufacturer of algae-based chemicals and a supplier of related technologies for the food and beverage industries, recently announced that it has closed a $7M Series B funding round