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06.12.2015 - Internal Auditor for GFSI (Burbank, Calif.)

06.16 - 06.18.2015 - Microwave Power Symposium – IMPI 49 (San Diego, Calif.)

06.30 & 07.01.2015 - Food & Beverage Plant Automation, Networking & Data Integration Congress (Houston, Texas)



Labeling Changes for Mechanically Tenderized Beef

New requirements from the USDA require that raw or partially cooked beef products be labeled if they have been mechanically, blade, or needle tenderized and that cooking instructions for safe preparation be included. The FSIS accelerated the effective date of this change because of its public health significance.


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New Government Certification for GMO-Free Foods

In the midst of a lively public debate over the labeling of genetically modified organisms in food products, the USDA revealed that it is developing a voluntary government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. Bacteria, including E. coli 0157:H7, can be introduced through penetration by needles and other devices when tenderized.


Animal Welfare and Food Safety

A regulatory change proposed by USDA FSIS will, if enacted, provide for more humane treatment of veal calves presented for slaughter and should also have a positive impact on food safety. The rule change would improve industry compliance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and make the rule consistent with those enforced for adult cattle.


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A Freshness Assay for Seafood

A?denosine triphosphate (ATP) is the principal energy source for cellular processes. When cellular activity ceases, ATP is naturally depleted through a combination of autolytic enzyme and bacterial action that sequentially degrade ATP into smaller nucleoside and purine end products starting with adensoine diphosphate and following progressively through adenosine monophosphate, inosine monophosphate, Inosine, and hypoxanthine respectively.


SAFE: A Self-Sustaining Platform for European Research

Active for 13 years, the European Association for Food Safety, the SAFE consortium, bills itself as a platform of research bodies. “Our 10 organizational members include institutes, universities, and national and international societies and research groups and departments within these institutions,” says Katherine Flynn, PhD, SAFE’s scientific secretary.

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