MANHATTAN, Kan. - AIB International has named Dr. Lakshmikantha (Kantha) Channaiah as the new Director of Microbiology. Kantha has more than 14 years of specialized experience in microbiology, food safety microbiology, FSMA, FDA regulatory compliance, HACCP, GMPs, SOPs, and food safety validations. He previously worked as a food and feed safety microbiologist at Kansas State University’s department of Grain Science and Industry which is where he received his Ph.D. During his career, Kantha has provided training and consulting services and conducted research in food safety microbiology, specifically focusing on pathogenic bacteria, molds, and mycotoxins.
WESTWOOD, N.J. — A five-star venue, expanded program, and world-class industry speakers will highlight RK Environmental’s “Food Safety and Pest Management 2013,” the company said.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – United Fresh announced the launch of its new Recall Ready Program to help produce industry companies prepare for recalls as well as provide professional assistance for managing recall events. Ron Midyett, CEO of Apio and incoming chairman of United Fresh, announced the new program at United Fresh 2013 in San Diego.
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced two new resources to advance the industry's ability to track, improve and communicate sustainability performance and progress across the supply chain, according to the organization.
The resources were developed as part of the dairy industry's ongoing effort to provide consumers with responsibly produced dairy foods and beverages. The resources build on the dairy industry's commitment to transparent and credible sustainability reporting and include:
- The draft "Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy: a voluntary framework for tracking and communicating progress," which has undergone a thorough review process by representatives from across the dairy industry and is now available for 60-day open stakeholder consultation period
- The 2012 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report, the industry's third annual report dedicated to reporting progress toward its sustainability goals.
Both resources are available online here.
ERIE, Pa. - Eriez is offering a free downloadable PDF that offers answers to the most frequently asked questions about cabinet x-ray systems.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about x-ray technology,” said Ray Spurgeon, Eriez' X-Ray product manager. “We produced this FAQ document to help educate others on the x-ray technology and its capabilities.”