Food Safety

Blue Diamond Growers’ dream plant cooks up healthy almond snacks

By Lauren R. Hartman
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Using advanced technology, a cross-functional operational strategy and effective collaboration tools, Blue Diamond’s ‘dream plant,’ a multimillion-dollar almond-processing facility in Turlock, CA, is a reality. The nearly 200,000-sq.-ft. site sets new standards of excellence for food safety, processing and building innovation. 


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2015 Food Safety Summit announces advisory board members

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The Educational Advisory Board (EAB) will set the direction for the content of the summit’s education program.


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Schwebel’s Youngstown bakery cleared to reopen

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Test results from an independent, certified lab confirm that the Listeria species found at the location does not pose a public health risk.


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The Long Co. hires environmental consulting firm

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Green Endeavor Inc., Portland, OR, will help members of the Chicago-based baker’s co-op find eco-focused solutions for their bakeries.


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July 2014: Equipment Briefs

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Equipment Briefs from various Suppliers. Check it out!


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2014 Food Safety Exchange updates attendees with details from certification bodies

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The third annual educational conference presented updates on the food safety regulatory environment, with certification information from the major food safety certification bodies, as well as the effects of the upcoming deadlines for implementing Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.


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Five ways to convey clean label

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Clean label may not be neatly defined, but food companies can convey the concept in five ways. Because it’s a broad topic, and there is no regulation yet, there’s a huge opportunity in finding new space within clean label, says Innova Market Insights.


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FDA reopens comment period for Reportable Food Registry Provisions of the FSMA

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According to an announcement published in the Federal Register, the Food and Drug Administration is reopening the comment period for the advance notice of the proposed rule on the Reportable Food Registry Provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The action is being taken to give interested parties more time to submit comments.


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Glutino voluntarily recalls snack crackers

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Glutino voluntarily recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack crackers because of possible Salmonella contamination.


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Panera to swear off of artificial ingredients by 2016

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Bakery giant Panera Bread pledges to commit to ‘clean’ and 'simple' ingredients as it will remove artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives from its food by 2016.


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2014 August

This month's publication of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery takes a special look at Blue Diamond's growers and advanced technology, as well as a tour through the Blue Diamond production plant in Turlock, CA.

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