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Implementing stringent equipment maintenance and sanitation programs in their facilities will enable bakers and snack producers to better comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. New and improved equipment and supplies make the job easier.
With March, the winds of change are here, and bakers and snack food companies may get the urge to make some updates to their operations, and do a little spring cleaning. One thing already budding in this issue is an unusual production process for bread.
Recent developments across the globe have put an increasing focus on the traceability of foods. In an effort to better protect public health from foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls, governments across the world are in the process of implementing new regulations around food traceability. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announces a new Journal of Food Science supplement on this topic.
Groups for Monsanto, PepsiCo and other major food companies are teaming to form the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF). The group hopes to create one national standard for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling and oppose efforts in various states that are pushing for better consumer information.
“One World, One Safe Food Supply” is the theme of the 2014 Global Food Safety Conference. The event will convene Feb. 26-28 at the Hotel Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.
The right ingredient-handling equipment can do more for a baker and snack manufacturer than simply handle ingredients. It can reduce energy and ingredients costs, improve production line efficiency, address sanitation issues, reduce changeover times and more.
American farmers and representatives from a diverse group of industry and nongovernmental organizations form the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) to advocate for Congressional action on a federal labeling solution for food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal to implement the Sanitary Food Transportation Act. The proposal is the final element required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and includes requirements pertaining to refrigeration, vehicle cleaning and protection of food during transport.
Fail-safe metal-detection operation and data-logging functions are in demand today, as bakery and snack food producers look for increased performance, fewer false rejects, durability and protection from misuse.
Changes in food-safety regulations aren’t just limited to the U.S. I recently took part in an international food-safety meeting in China, during which representatives from 19 nations talked about changes underway in food-safety regulations in their respective countries.
Using cost-effective design solutions, food and beverage processing facilities can meet the rigorous performance demands required in a processing and production environment and, at the same time, focus on sustainability.Read More
On-Demand: Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.Read More
On-Demand: SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages.Read More