Food Safety for Dairy Processors

Food safety

Dairy yeast/mold test returns results in 48 hours

The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate is said to be faster than conventional agar methods.
September 18, 2013

3M Food Safety launches the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate, an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours, faster than conventional agar methods.

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5 dairy processors commit to dairy traceability best practices

The dairy industry sets an ambitious 80% commitment goal by next year. A dairy processor can implement the practices with paper and pencil in just a few minutes a day.
September 12, 2013

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released voluntary best practices for enhanced dairy traceability. The practices were designed to increase global competitiveness, help satisfy future requirements of FSMA and quickly isolate products in the event of a safety issue.

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Mold in Chobani's recalled yogurt poses little health risk, says Cornell prof

“Mucor circinelloides is a species of mold commonly associated with fruits, vegetables and dairy. It is not considered a disease-causing food-borne microorganism," said Professor Randy Worobo.
September 6, 2013

Chobani Inc. voluntarily recalled some of its Greek yogurt products this week, following reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness The items were manufactured in the company's new plant in Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling Greek Yogurt.

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Food safety

Weber Scientific’s Aller-Snap accurately monitors surface cleanliness

August 28, 2013
Weber Scientific’s Aller-Snap is a quick and easy way to accurately monitor the cleanliness of surfaces.
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Food safety

IDFA, Chestnut Labs develop lab training program for food safety

The partners want dairy quality assurance managers, technicians, lab personnel, microbiology technicians and others responsible for ensuring food safety to remain on the cutting edge of food safety testing best practices and requirements.
August 27, 2013

The International Dairy Foods Association and Chestnut Labs will offer a hands-on laboratory training program designed specifically for all dairy industry personnel with food safety responsibilities.

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Plant of the Year: Bel Brands' plant manager discusses quality, food safety

Readers of Dairy Foods magazine and helped select the 2013 Plant of the Year. Over a six-week period this summer, website visitors reviewed 13 nominated plants and voted for the Plant of the Year.
August 22, 2013
Readers of Dairy Foods magazine and helped select the 2013 Plant of the Year. Over a six-week period this summer, website visitors reviewed 13 nominated plants and voted for the Plant of the Year. All 13 nominees had been visited by Dairy Foods editors and were published in the previous 18 months. More than 2,700 votes were cast.
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Dairy testing

EMSL Analytical presents Food Safety Sciences

August 22, 2013
EMSL Analytical presented its Food Safety Sciences at this year's IFT show.
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Laboratory testing

Eliminate post-pasteurization contamination of fluid milk

Take a grass to glass approach to controlling psychrotolerant sporeformers in fluid milk.
August 20, 2013
Take a grass to glass approach to controlling psychrotolerant sporeformers in fluid milk. Sporeformers have been shown to enter the fluid milk continuum on the farm, survive pasteurization and subsequently grow to spoilage levels at refrigeration temperatures.
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Federal regs

FDA says: Speak up now on proposed food-safety rules

The agency extends the public comment period 60 days for proposed rules on preventive controls for human food, produce safety.
August 8, 2013

FDA today issued Federal Register notices to extend the comment periods on the proposed rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption 60 days until November 15, 2013. This is the second and final extension of the comment period for these two rules. The extension of the comment period also applies to the information collection provisions associated with the proposed rules.

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Parker Hannifin introduces new compressed air testing device

July 26, 2013
Parker Hannifin introduces new compressed air testing device, which allows users to test for microbial contamination in compressed air systems.
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 


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