Food Safety for Dairy Processors

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Eliminate post-pasteurization contamination of fluid milk

Take a grass to glass approach to controlling psychrotolerant sporeformers in fluid milk.
By Kathryn J. Boor Ph.D, Nicole Martin, and Martin Wiedmann DVM, Ph.D
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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.
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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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Equipment

Parker Hannifin introduces new compressed air testing device

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Parker Hannifin introduces new compressed air testing device, which allows users to test for microbial contamination in compressed air systems.
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Quality on the Line

Controlling listeria in a dairy plant

The dairy industry has learned quite a bit about Listeria since a major outbreak in 1985.
By Henry Randolph
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The dairy industry has learned quite a bit about Listeria since a major outbreak in 1985. Controlling Listeria is an issue of effective cleaning, not sanitizer effectiveness.
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Food safety

3M Food Safety launches Petrifilm technology for pathogen detection

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3M Food Safety announces the launch of the 3M Petrifilm Salmonella Express System, a new pathogen detection technology.
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Food safety

FDA offers free online courses on food defense

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revamped its online food defense courses to help bolster the food industry’s defense measures against an act of intentional food contamination. The revamped courses, titled “Food Defense 101,” have been updated to address the types of intentional contamination that have occurred in the United States in recent years and the FDA’s most current thinking on how to forestall or minimize the impact of such incidents


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Neogen’s Soleris® yeast and mold test now AOAC approved

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Neogen Corporation has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for its rapid and accurate test to directly detect yeast and mold in a variety of food matrices, such as dressings, sauces, pet food, dairy products, fruit and vegetable based products, as well as nutraceuticals.


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Transportation’s role in food safety

FSMA has shifted the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. This includes transportation, in addition to processing, packaging, sales and consumption.
By Walter Weart
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Food safety is receiving a significant amount of attention. This puts more emphasis on the transport portion for the producer-to-market cycle.
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Northeast Indiana says it is friendly to Dairy Processing

A regional development agency seeks food processors. Edy’s ice cream thrives because of a large supply of cream, the transportation infrastructure, low energy rates and a strong labor force.
By Sarah M. Kennedy
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With sales from dairy operations more than doubling over the past 10 years, Indiana has become one of the fastest-growing dairy states, according to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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A new testing concept is on the horizon

Metagenomics technology could become a valuable tool for dairy plants to quickly identify root-cause solutions to microbial problems.
By Allen Sayler
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Laboratory testing in a dairy plant is primarily divided into ingredients, in-process product, finished product, environmental testing and equipment start-up. All of these categories can be evaluated for quality and safety targets.
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 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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This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

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