Validation through the FSMA lens

There has been much anticipation about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations unfolding since January 2011, and we will likely be waiting until after the presidential election before key rules are revealed and the industry has an opportunity to review and comment on these elements. 

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Perfecting purple chip production

Axium Foods’ 130,000-sq.-ft, corn-based snacks operation in South Beloit, Ill., has expanded several times, thanks in part to the success of the many private-label products it packs and products it copacks. It’s also launching its own line of Mystic Harvest purple tortilla chips, which contain powerful antioxidants. Outfitted with seven highly flexible production lines, Axium produces 150 different stock-keeping units of snacks each week.

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Mondelez set to shutter Toronto bakery next year

Affecting 550 jobs, the closing of a Toronto bakery by Mondelez International Inc.'s Canadian division is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2013. The facility has produced cookies and crackers since 1948 and employs about 550 people. The company says it will shift some production to facilities in Toronto and Montreal.

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FDA starts food facility registration process

After a three-week delay, food facilities are now able to register or re-register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency recently released revised guidelines to help food companies comply with food-safety act requirements. Although the agency is a bit behind the schedule mandated under the Food Safety Modernization Act, the deadline for food facilities to register is still Dec. 31.

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Fluid Handling 2012 System Sourcebook

Cole-Parmer issues a comprehensive resource for laboratories and processing facilities to help laboratory staff and manufacturers meet everyday challenges. The Fluid Handling 2012 System Sourcebook offers a full selection of products and services to enhance efficiency and produce best practices. The Sourcebook features a comprehensive line of Masterflex peristaltic pumps and tubing, along with other pumps, filtration, flowmeters, pH instruments and more.

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Masada fulfills bakery customer ‘kneads’

Serving a substantial portion of the Southeast, including the Five Guys hamburger restaurant chain, Masada Bakery has a deep commitment to customer service, quality standards and an ability to flex with a major growth curve in a tough economy. It’s for these and other reasons that we named it our 2012 Wholesale Baker of the Year.

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Gluten Free: The Rising Growth Market

On April 14, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery will launch its 2015 Editorial Webinar Series with a web event on how Gluten-Free is impacting the commercial snack and bakery market—the first of four scheduled web events.

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March's Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery publication features our cover report: "Canyon Bakehouse redefines gluten-free" Plus Much More!

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Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis

Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings.  The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.

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