Food Safety for Dairy Processors

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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.

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.

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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Recall

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.

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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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.

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 dairyfoods.com 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.
Readers of Dairy Foods magazine and dairyfoods.com 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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Laboratory testing

Eliminate post-pasteurization contamination of fluid milk

Take a grass to glass approach to controlling psychrotolerant sporeformers in fluid milk.
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.

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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Bel Brands, Brookings, S.D.

The 170,000-square-foot facility on 48 acres in Brookings has the capacity of producing more than 22 million pounds of cheese annually. That is approximately 1.5 million Mini Babybel portions every day. It makes Original (a Gouda type cheese), Light and Mozzarella.

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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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