Friday, August 22, 2014

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Peanuts Shipped With False Safety Documents

The former manager of a Georgia peanut plant knowingly shipped out peanuts with false safety documents, causing nine deaths and making over 700 more sick, Guardianlv.com reports. More

Meat Allergies Caused by Ticks Spreading in the U.S.

A tick could cause sudden meat allergies, according to researchers. More

USDA Strengthens Procedures for Detecting and Removing Unsafe Ground Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced new procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce, and find the root cause of the incident to prevent it from recurring. More

Detectamet Offers Totally Detectable Shoe and Sleeve Covers

Both the sleeve and shoe covers have been approved for safe contact with food under the relevant EU and US FDA requirements. More

Fruit Recall Widens Due to Listeria Concerns

A California-based fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded an earlier recall of certain fruits to include all products packed at its facility due to possible health risk. More

 

TechHelp Announces 'Introduction to Food Safety & HACCP Workshop'

Scheduled for Oct. 2, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, this is a one-day overview course especially designed for line workers, QC personnel, sanitors, supervisors, and other employees of food processing operations. More

3M Celebrates Three Decades of Petrifilm Plates Innovations

Petrifilm Plates Innovations are a fast, simple, easy-to-interpret indicator testing. More

IFS Logistics Achieves GFSI Benchmark

The IFS Logistics standard was the first global scheme to be submitted for benchmarking against the new GFSI requirements, and the first global scheme to earn the benchmark – a set of challenging requirements developed by a group of global stakeholders with interest in storage and distribution activities. More

Food Laboratory Alliance Marks First Anniversary

Through its coalition of organizations, the Alliance represents hundreds of food laboratories, hundreds of thousands of food laboratory products and services, and millions of consumers. More

More Than 100 Attend Annual IPM Seminar

The annual Integrated Pest Management for Food Plants seminar was held in Hershey, Pa., in June. More

Comprehensive Food Safety Announces September SQF Course

CFS is hosting ‘SQF Code Edition 7.2 Implementation Course: A HACCP Based Quality Management System,’ Sept. 9-10, in Westwood, N.J. More

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