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UC-Davis/China Agreement Sets Framework for World Food Center-China

Food Safety, International

Officials from the city of Zhuhai, China, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of understanding on May 22 to establish the World Food Center-China. More

PMA Comments on FDA’s Proposed FSMA Implementation Work Plans

Regulatory News, FDA Case Studies

In written comments submitted to FDA on the proposed FSMA implementation work plans Produce Marketing Association (PMA) outlined its opposition to funding FSMA implementation through the imposition of user fees, inspection fees or registration fees by federal or state governments. More

Arnold Joins AIB Food Defense Team

People, Supplier News

Defending the international food supply is more important than ever, which is why AIB International is bolstering its efforts to prepare the food industry for intentional threats. The most recent expansion came with the hiring of Food Safety Professional Earl Arnold, Jr More

ConAgra Settlement: A New Era of Company Liability?

News Coverage, Recalls, Food Safety

ConAgra Grocery Products has agreed to pay a $11.2 million fine and plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge stemming from a 2006-2007 Salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 700. More

ConAgra May Face Criminal Charges in 2007 Peanut Butter Recall

Industry News, Recalls, Food Safety

ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall. More

AIBI-CS Achieves IFS Accreditation and BRC Five-Star Rating

Supplier News

AIB International Certification Services (AIBI-CS) received ANSI accreditation to offer IFS audits and earned BRC’s esteemed five-star rating. More

Marathon Data Systems to Host Pestpac Educational Roadshow

Industry Events

The roadshow will make several U.S. stops, including Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta. More

New Report Details How Consumers Select Seafood

Industry Research, Industry Trends

SeafoodSource.com report analyzes the decision-making process that goes into how American consumers choose what to buy for dinner, through their grocery shopping experiences to the seafood they ultimately put on their dinner plates. More

Proper Transport of Foods Particularly Important in Summer

Food Safety

Proper transport of processed foods and raw commodities is particularly important during the summer months. This is because, as stated by the pest management company McCloud Services, pest infestations are more likely to increase during these times, which can impact food quality and consumer health. More

QA Advisory Board Member Bruce Ferree Honored for Distinguished Service

Industry News, From the Board, People

California Natural Products Compliance Manager Bruce Ferree, CFS, has received the 2015 Calvert Willey Award for his outstanding, enthusiastic, and unique volunteer leadership to IFT for more than three decades. More

White House Releases Pollinator Action Plan

News Coverage

The Strategy, released last week, and its accompanying science-based Pollinator Research Action Plan outline needs and priority actions to better understand pollinator losses and improve pollinator health. These actions will be supported by coordination of existing Federal research efforts and accompanied by a request to Congress for additional resources to respond to the pollinator losses that are being experienced. More

Eriez Hand-Held Metal Detectors Locate Small Pieces of Metal

Products

The Eriez HandyTec Model HH-10 Hand-Held Metal Detector has the ability to pinpoint small pieces of ferrous contamination in shallow layers of nonferrous product. More

Growth Outlook Appears Strong for Natural Flavors

Industry News, Industry Research

Report forecasts global flavors market to reach $15.2 billion by 2020. More

Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods to Build New Pork Processing Plant

Industry News, Meat

Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods have announced the formation of a joint venture, with equal ownership, to construct a new pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa, with site work expected to begin this summer and construction completed by July 2017. More

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White House Releases Pollinator Action Plan

The Strategy, released last week, and its accompanying science-based Pollinator Research Action Plan outline needs and priority actions to better understand pollinator losses and improve pollinator health. These actions will be supported by coordination of existing Federal research efforts and accompanied by a request to Congress for additional resources to respond to the pollinator losses that are being experienced.

ConAgra May Face Criminal Charges in 2007 Peanut Butter Recall

ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall.

Proper Transport of Foods Particularly Important in Summer

Proper transport of processed foods and raw commodities is particularly important during the summer months. This is because, as stated by the pest management company McCloud Services, pest infestations are more likely to increase during these times, which can impact food quality and consumer health.

AIBI-CS Achieves IFS Accreditation and BRC Five-Star Rating

AIB International Certification Services (AIBI-CS) received ANSI accreditation to offer IFS audits and earned BRC’s esteemed five-star rating.

QA Advisory Board Member Bruce Ferree Honored for Distinguished Service

California Natural Products Compliance Manager Bruce Ferree, CFS, has received the 2015 Calvert Willey Award for his outstanding, enthusiastic, and unique volunteer leadership to IFT for more than three decades.

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