Food Safety for Dairy Processors

Regulatory updates and best practices in food processing and handling.

ARTICLES

Food safety

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.
July 6, 2014

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

June 17, 2014

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

June 14, 2014

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


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Win the war against listeria

June 12, 2014

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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Dairies are more dangerous than other plants

June 11, 2014

Issues like fall hazards and unguarded machinery are all violations dairy plants have been cited for in the last five years. We discuss how such events can be avoided and why worker safety should be top-of-mind.


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Food safety

WhiteWave recalls half-gallon containers of soymilk

Plant workers mixed up the carton packaging, the company stated. The recall is not because of contamination during the manufacturing process.
May 19, 2014

WhiteWave Foods today announced a voluntary recall of half-gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because they may contain undeclared almondmilk. 


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Equipment design can reduce the risks of food-borne illness

Hard-to-clean dairy processing equipment is poorly designed equipment. Hard-to-reach areas and nooks and crannies probably will not be properly cleaned and sanitized.
May 13, 2014

Because of considerable historical improvements in all dairy safety programs, it is difficult to precisely assess the impact of 3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. on preventing food-borne illness.


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Equipment, lab tests, employee training contribute to food safety

Go beyond HACCP plans and GMPs to assure that dairy foods are manufactured safely. Take advantage of advances in CIP technology, detection devices and environmental air samplers.
April 6, 2014

Ensuring compliance with food safety standards in an increasingly complex regulatory environment can be challenging for dairy processors.


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Parker Hannifin introduces compressed air microbial detection device

March 29, 2014

 The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin Corp.  introduced a compressed air microbial detection device that allows users to quickly test for microbial contamination in compressed air that comes into contact with food and food contact surfaces. 


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Warehousing for American Key Food Products’ food ingredient offerings now AIB-certified

March 25, 2014

 All warehousing for American Key Food Products’ food ingredient offerings has moved to AIB-certified public warehouses in the United States. 


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EVENTS

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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Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers Short Course

10/14/14
Penn State University
Food Science Building
University Park, PA
United States

The Penn State Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers Short Course is a comprehensive 2 1/2-day program being held on October 14 - 16, 2014 on the essentials of sanitation in food processing plants. This educational opportunity is offered for those who are developing in-house food safety programs and want to upgrade their knowledge of the science and technology of cleaning, sanitizing, and pest control.

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Keeping Food Containers Safe is an E-Z Task

November 14, 2011

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!

November 14, 2011

 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

November 14, 2011

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

November 10, 2011
Find out the current state of knowledge regarding Immunel, a proprietary extract from colostral whey.

Bulk Liquid, Food Transport Solutions

November 10, 2011
AsepTrans is a leading provider of aseptic tanks dedicated to food grade products.

ATS Engineering

November 10, 2011
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

November 10, 2011
Airinotec offers customized solutions and energy-efficient technologies.

Precisa Optimized Texture Solutions

November 10, 2011
Achieve the perfect texture faster with this new solution from National Starch Food Innovation.

Vector Conveyor Systems

November 10, 2011
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

November 10, 2011
Delkor will showcase new retail- and shelf-ready packaging at the International Dairy Show.  

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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. 

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!

6/19/14 2:00 pm EDT

Build a Better Cheese

On Demand Professor John A. Lucey of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will cover defects in cheese, improving yield with processing techniques to get the most from the ingredients you've paid for, the regulatory scene, and the future.

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