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CDC Chronicles 40 Years of Salmonella

March 28, 2014 9:47 am | News | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an online report featuring 40 years of data on salmonella, the top foodborne cause of hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. The CDC estimates salmonella causes more than 1.2 million illnesses each year in the country.

Sunland Dumps a Million Jars of Peanut Butter into NM Landfill

March 28, 2014 9:42 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of bankrupt peanut-processing plant Sunland Inc. Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no other choice after Costco Wholesale refused to take shipment of the product.

Judge Won’t Dismiss ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Suit Against ABC

March 28, 2014 9:39 am | News | Comments

A South Dakota judge on Thursday refused to toss a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." Beef Products Inc. sued the network in 2012 seeking $1.2 billion in damages.

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FDA Warns Consumers of Dark Chocolate Recall

March 27, 2014 1:37 pm | News | Comments

The FDA is warning consumers that it has found milk protein in some 3-ounce bars of Simply Lite brand 50% Cacao Low Carb Sugar Free Dark Chocolate. Milk is not declared as an ingredient on the label. Simply Natural Foods has agreed to recall these products.

Choosing the Right Preventive-Control Training in Food Manufacturing

March 26, 2014 8:00 am | by Chuck Zona, Vice President and Dean, Hooke College of Applied Science and Cheryl Murley, Quality Manager, McCrone Associates | Articles | Comments

To establish correct preventive measures that can withstand regulatory scrutiny, food quality employees need specialized materials analysis training that enables them to characterize and identify raw material and processing contaminants, as well as their sources.

Ozone for Seafood Plant Sanitation

March 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Dr. James Brandt, Chairman, Ozone International | Articles | Comments

The growing use of ozone is making our food supply safer while improving processors’ bottom lines. Ozone is very unique due to its effectiveness as an antimicrobial and as a cleaning agent. It leaves no chemical residue, so it can be used continually for a consistent sanitation level throughout production.

Breads Recalled for Listeria in Canada

March 25, 2014 9:55 am | News | Comments

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. is recalling some Co-op and Market Town Co-op brands of bread because of possible listeria contamination. Co-op California Garlic Bread and Garlic/Cheese bread, along with Market Town Co-op Pizza Bread have been pulled.

Photos of the Day: Chefs Fight Calif. Law Against Bare-Hand Contact

March 25, 2014 9:43 am | News | Comments

California is a straggler in banning bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Forty-one other states have a version of the legislation signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown, which will require California chefs to wear gloves or use utensils in food and drink preparation starting in July.

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Chefs Fight for Bare-Hand Contact in California

March 25, 2014 9:37 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press | News | Comments

California is a straggler in banning bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Forty-one other states have a version of the legislation signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown, which will require California chefs to wear gloves or use utensils in food and drink preparation starting in July.

Food Safety Exchange

March 24, 2014 5:15 pm | Events

Mettler Toledo Product Inspection invites you to attend the third annual Food Safety Exchange conference, held this year on June 17 and 18 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.

Canadian Officials Want to Fine Meat Plants for Food Safety Problems

March 24, 2014 12:43 pm | by John Cotter, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is proposing to give itself the power to fine meat processors that break hygiene and other operating rules meant to protect human health. But meat industry representatives and a food safety expert say they are skeptical. 

Yum CEO’s Pay Drops as KFC Struggles in China

March 24, 2014 12:34 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Yum CEO David Novak saw his pay package drop 22 percent to $10 million last year as the parent company fell short of its performance targets. The drop in pay from $12.8 million the previous year reflects the troubles that have beset KFC's China division.

Minn. Company Recalls Food Products for Listeria

March 24, 2014 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Parkers Farm Acquisition is recalling some of its peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads after authorities discovered some samples of the products contained listeria. The company is cooperating with an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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Photos of the Day: Mich. Pot Bills Address Edibles

March 24, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

Two Republican House bills would clarify Michigan's medical marijuana law by legalizing dispensaries and edibles. Michigan food safety organizations oppose the legislation because it doesn't apply state food law to dispensaries. The groups say any business that sells food should be licensed and inspected.

Mich. Pot Bills Would OK Edibles

March 24, 2014 9:41 am | by EMMA FIDEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Republican House bills would clarify Michigan's medical marijuana law by legalizing dispensaries and edibles. Michigan food safety organizations oppose the legislation because it doesn't apply state food law to dispensaries. The groups say any business that sells food should be licensed and inspected.

Costco’s Kirkland Signature Chicken Recalled for Listeria

March 21, 2014 11:51 am | News | Comments

Freshouse Foods Ltd. has recalled Kirkland Signature brand grilled chicken breast strips sold at Costco stores throughout Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the chicken may be contaminated with listeria. There have been no reported illnesses so far.

Calif. Company Recalls Frozen Treats for Listeria

March 20, 2014 12:44 pm | News | Comments

Helados La Tapatia, Inc. of Fresno, Calif., voluntarily recalled all ice cream products, popsicles, fruit bars and cups, and bolis due to a possible health risk from listeria. A routine inspection revealed the presence of the bacteria on certain food processing equipment.

Teaming ERP with Traceability: A Software Implementation Primer

March 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | Articles | Comments

Researching, purchasing and implementing food safety software is not an undertaking for the faint of heart. The effort involved can daunt food manufacturers. However, experts say it’s necessary to acquire a customized system that fits each company’s business needs.

Sharing a Century of Seafood

March 20, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Northern Fish Products, Inc. in Tacoma, Wash., is the oldest seafood business operating in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout its 102-year history, the company has supplied fresh, quality fish and seafood throughout the United States and abroad.

Food Safety Update: HACCP Planning

March 19, 2014 1:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | Articles | Comments

The Food Safety Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer our readers insight into the state of food safety concerns across the industry. We received hundreds of responses to this month’s survey regarding HACCP Planning.

Food Safety Summit

March 19, 2014 10:43 am | Events

The Food Safety Summit is a solutions based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and information needs of the entire food industry including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia.

Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M)

March 19, 2014 10:41 am | Events

The Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

Fannie May Recalls Chocolates for Undeclared Peanuts

March 18, 2014 12:39 pm | News | Comments

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. is recalling 89.08 cases of its 14-ounce box of assorted chocolates due to undeclared peanuts. The chocolates were distributed to retailers, including Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops and CVS, in seven states.

Beef Jerky Recalled for Safety Concerns

March 18, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

Health Officials recalled Krave Jerky's garlic chili pepper beef jerky processed at Rancho Feeding Corporation. The company halted operations last month after a series of recalls, including one for 8.7 million pounds of beef that had been processed from diseased animals.

Bueno Foods Restocks Green Chiles After Recall

March 14, 2014 12:45 pm | News | Comments

Family-owned Bueno Foods in Albuquerque has announced it is restocking grocery store shelves with its green chile products. In February, the company recalled its frozen non-ready-to-eat green chile products due to listeria contamination.

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