“Streamlined” and “expedited” are two words describing the USDA’s new procedures. A summer of positive changes means a safer food supply chain and growing consumer confidence.
Cargill: Only Using Antibiotics To Treat Ill Livestock
Growth-promoting antibiotics are phased out of the company’s turkey brands in response to research and consumer feedback.
Implementation Of Canada Pig Traceability System — Education To Enforcement
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s mandatory pig traceability system went into effect on July 1, but the agency says it plans to give producers a year before getting tough on enforcement
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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.
Tips For Complying With New Food Safety Regulations
It should come as no surprise that the food industry faces an incredibly high bar when it comes to federal and state regulation. The reason is simple: Safe food is the fuel of life. Little wonder then that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the industry with such a tight leash. It‘s not an accident that "Food" is the first word in the agency‘s name.
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.
Pipeline X-Ray Inspection System Assures Meat Processor Safety And HACCP Guidelines
Brawn with rye bread a deliciously traditional combination that you can enjoy on special occasions and during specific seasons in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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
Bug-Busting Packaging To Help Poultry Industry
As three of the UK’s leading supermarkets launch investigations into their chicken supplies after a national newspaper uncovered a catalogue of alleged hygiene failings within the poultry industry, LINPAC Packaging is urging manufacturers and processors to consider its bug busting antimicrobial solution to help protect consumers
Flexible Packaging Innovation - Schur Star Squeeze 'n' Mix
The Schur Star Squeeze ‘n’ Mix packaging has two compartments with a frangible seal in the middle. Simply mix marinades and meat inside the packaging. The easy opening guarantees convenient access afterwards
Ghana Govt Baits Investors Into Poultry Processing Business
Potential investors in the poultry processing and packaging business are to benefit from an incentive package aimed at doubling investments in that segment of agriculture
Vacuum Pumps Use One-Third Less Energy At Meat Processing Facility
Atlas Copco worked with the team at a large poultry processing company to develop a customized vacuum supply solution that extracts high volumes of giblets efficiently and cost effectively. The three new Atlas Copco GV 1200 vacuum pumps have not only improved the quality of the final product, but also use approximately one-third less energy than conventional systems
METTLER TOLEDO Provides Retailers Support To Comply With Upheld COOL Ruling
On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals upheld the mandatory country- of- origin labeling (COOL) ruling for meat and meat products currently in place
Smart Fog Inc Unveiled The First Silent Series Commercial Humidifiers
Smart Fog Inc has announce the completion of the first silent commercial humidifier technology series currently in field testing, the first units are scheduled to ship 2015
USDA Announces Additional Food Safety Requirements, New Inspection System For Poultry Products
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat.
Ishida Versatility On Display
The wide-ranging versatility of Ishida’s weighing and quality control solutions will be amply demonstrated at this year’s PPMA Show where the company’s stand will feature a variety of models from its multihead weigher and X-ray ranges
North Central Equity Expand Egg Breaking Business In Fort Recovery Ohio
North Central Equity LLC, a Minneapolis-based holding company, announced that its subsidiary, Perham Egg Ohio LLC, has opened a new state-of-the-art egg breaking facility in Fort Recovery, Ohio
Cambridge Engineered Solutions More Than Doubles Maximum Width For DuraFlex® Edge Open Metal Belt; Y Conveyor Capability Makes It Ideal For Meat And Poultry Industry
Based on initial customer demand in the first half of 2014, Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a division of Cambridge International, has expanded the maximum width of its new DURAFLEX EDGE open metal conveyor belt from 60 to 156 inches allowing it to meet higher production rates and giving OEMs wider options for meat industry customers
The Oscar Mayer Brand Partners With UW-River Falls To Improve Animal Welfare In The Meat Industry
The Oscar Mayer brand today announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues
NAMA Announces 2014 Beef Safety Conference
North American Meat Association (NAMA) announced recently that its annual Beef Safety Conference will cover “Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing.” It will be held October 15-16, 2014, at the Four Points By Sheraton near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois
The Next Generation In Robotic Batching
The RoboBatcher Flex is the latest development from the batching experts at Marel stork. This highly flexible system keeps give-away to a minimum, as it makes excellent use of product and offers flexible packing solutions