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A Meeting of the Minds

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Nisus and NPD Products unite to swat away commercial client fly problems. More

Peanuts Shipped With False Safety Documents

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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

TechHelp Announces 'Introduction to Food Safety & HACCP Workshop'

Industry Events

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

Supplier News

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

IFS Logistics Achieves GFSI Benchmark

Supplier News

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

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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

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

Allergens

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

USDA Strengthens Procedures for Detecting and Removing Unsafe Ground Beef

Meat

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

Supplier News

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

More Than 100 Attend Annual IPM Seminar

Industry Events

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

Comprehensive Food Safety Announces September SQF Course

Industry Events

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

Fruit Recall Widens Due to Listeria Concerns

Recalls

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

USDA Announces Additional Food Safety Requirements, New Inspection System for Poultry Products

News Coverage

The revised modernization effort includes new preventative measures, re-focused inspection activities that will prevent thousands of illnesses annually and improved coordination on worker safety. More

GMO Proposal Denounced at Safeway Shareholder Meeting

News Coverage

Shareholder activists visit four corporations to urge enhanced fight against efforts by organic food industry to stigmatize GMO foods. More

Cargill to Close Milwaukee Beef Facility

News Coverage

A shortage of cattle has led Cargill to close a beef processing facility in Milwaukee. A separate ground beef facility at the site will remain in operation. More

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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.

Walmart Drives Food Safety Standards

Walmart customers have an unspoken expectation that the products they buy will be safe, and Walmart’s Vice President of Food Safety Frank Yiannas drives fulfillment of that expectation through a culture of food safety throughout its stores—and its supply chain.

[Cover] McCormick Spices

In Ancient Greece and Rome, black pepper was used as a form of currency; in the fifth century its offering to conquerors twice spared the city of Rome; in the Middle Ages it was so valued, it was sold by the single peppercorn. And in the late 1800s, McCormick & Company, Inc., became a part of this rich history.

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.