Food Safety for Dairy Processors

No holiday cheer

Food recalls hit dairy processors

Listeria monocytogenes, salmonella and allergens are the reasons.

It was more tricks than treats for dairy processors in December. Or, to use a more seasonal analogy, Santa left a lump of coal in the Christmas stockings of cheese and ice cream makers.Here are some recent FDA recall.
 


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Best practices report identifies gaps in food traceability

“This document can facilitate more balanced, effective, science-based, and cost-conscious policies," says the program director.

The Institute of Food Technologists' Global Food Traceability Center issued a guidance document on the best practices in food traceability. This document provides a comprehensive framework for six food industry sectors, including dairy.


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Making the most of lab testing equipment for dairies

Waiting for test results can slow down dairy processing. Faster testing methods cut wait time from minutes to seconds. In-line analyzers deliver information in real time.

Speed, accuracy and consistency are three metrics that managers of dairy processing plants should be measuring. An on-site dairy laboratory can play an important role in achieving high values in each of those metrics.


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17 U.S. dairy processors make commitments to traceability

The goal is to have 80% of the milk supply covered within a year. So far, 68% of the supply is covered.

Seventeen U.S. dairy processors, accounting for 68% of U.S. milk production, have committed to voluntary best practices for enhanced dairy traceability established by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy,


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Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham, Texas

Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, has no shortage of ideas. Every year it considers roughly 300 new flavor concepts. Through a rigorous evaluation process, the company whittles those ideas down to five or six. It is serious about finding flavors that resonate with consumers and translating those flavors into ice cream.

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Raising the bar with in-line mixing and blending technologies: high output with flexibility and low costs

In this webinar, you will be introduced to advanced in-line blending, dosing and mixing technologies that offer high flexible productions, reduced product losses, shorter batch times, uniform products, and reduced ingredient costs. As a result, Food Manufacturers can optimize their productions and increase their profitability.

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