Food Safety for Dairy Processors

Regulatory updates and best practices in food processing and handling.

ARTICLES

New standards to evaluate equipment

A new General Requirements Standard provides benchmark hygienic design criteria to help meet the requirements and objectives of GFSI auditing schemes and regulatory programs under FSMA.


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Romer Labs' Mycotoxin testing solutions

Romer Labs expanded its product portfolio for mycotoxin testing solutions with a new water-based rapid test for total flatoxin.


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Food safety training for dairy plant workers

A philosophy, and the reality of training line employees

There is no school for dairy plant production workers. It is up to you to teach food safety and plant safety. Then you have to observe that the teaching has been understood.


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Hygiena’s new easy-to-use gluten test kit

Hygiena creates new AllerFlow, an easy-to-use gluten test for testing residue on surfaces.
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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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Mocon develops new instrument for oxygen transmission rate testing

Mocon Inc. developed a new instrument which redefines oxygen transmission rate testing for all types of barrier materials.


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DuPont Nutrition & Health introduces BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Genus Listeria

DuPont Nutrition & Health introduced the BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Genus Listeria.


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Win the war against listeria

Arm your staff with information. Teach them what listeria is, where to look for it and how to eliminate it in your dairy plant.


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EVENTS

Sponsored Webinar

Food Plant of the Future: Advancing Food Safety through Sanitary Design

3/1/10
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand: Food and beverage companies work hard to consistently deliver safe products because they understand that the stakes are extremely high – for the public and for their companies.

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Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

4/26/12
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand: Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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Food Plant of the Future: Hazardous Materials Storage and Use

11/8/12
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants.  Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.

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Webinar

Product Inspection Fundamentals for the Dairy Industry

11/18/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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Industry

Food and Airborne Fungi and Mycotoxin Short Course

6/9/15
Penn State University, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA
United States

The Food and Airborne Fungi and Mycotoxins Short Course is designed to introduce participants to a basic understanding of molds, yeasts, and mycotoxins that may occur in foods and in processing environments.

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Keeping Food Containers Safe is an E-Z Task

When Huhtamaki Packaging entered a contract with a national yogurt producer, the yogurt company requested that every container be inspected by a metal detector before being shipped. So it purchased six E-Z Tec DSP metal detectors from Eriez.

Improve Your Facilities and Operations--Avoid the Next Crises!

 Each new food contamination crises that hits the front page, each death of an infant or grandparent due to E. Coli, Lysteria or Salmonella, is an avoidable tragedy. Our society and our legislators will not allow a complacent attitude.  

Clean Bill of Health For Mix Proof Valve

For the U.S. Dairy Industry and users of dairy ingredients, changes to the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) regulations in March 2007 allowed seat-lift cleaning of Mix Proof valves while milk or milk products were in the opposite housing.

Immunel

Find out the current state of knowledge regarding Immunel, a proprietary extract from colostral whey.

Bulk Liquid, Food Transport Solutions

AsepTrans is a leading provider of aseptic tanks dedicated to food grade products.

ATS Engineering

ln today's growing global demand and market for packaged foods, A.T.S. Engineering, Inc. has emerged as a manufacturer of precision packaging equipment for the food industry.

Cooling Tunnel

Airinotec offers customized solutions and energy-efficient technologies.

Precisa Optimized Texture Solutions

Achieve the perfect texture faster with this new solution from National Starch Food Innovation.

Vector Conveyor Systems

Realize the full potential of your Phantom metal detector with an in-line Vector Conveyor from Fortress Technology. 

Delkor Debuts Innovations for International Dairy Show

Delkor will showcase new retail- and shelf-ready packaging at the International Dairy Show.  

Multimedia

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Image Galleries

Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

1/26/15 8:15 am EST

President's Address --2020 Vision

They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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