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By Rita Jane Gabbett on 10/27/2015
Two guidance documents, prepared by Colorado State University's Center for Meat Safety and Quality in conjunction with the North American Meat Institute and funded by the Beef Checkoff, covering allergen control in meat establishments and advice for selecting a commercial or private laboratory to conduct microbiological testing are now available.
The allergen control guidance details methods to identify allergen hazards in meat establishments, including by maintaining a continually reviewed and updated list of all ingredients and suppliers. The guidance also outlines specific control methods, such as good manufacturing practices, production scheduling options and employee training programs.
Meanwhile, facility design and storage practices are presented that cover proper allergen storage, product formulation, packaging and labeling procedures, and equipment and sanitation programs.
The document also underscores corrective action for suspect product, verification options for sanitation components of allergen programs and instructions for adhering to allergen programs.
The second guidance document presents factors establishments should consider when selecting a microbiological testing laboratory.
The document also provides criteria that apply to both in-house and third party laboratories.
The guidance specifically addresses laboratory testing methodology, lab quality assurance, microbiological sample shipping methods, sample receipt and handling procedures and results reporting.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with USDA and the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), plans to hold a jointly sponsored public meeting to obtain input on possible ap
proaches for collecting additional on-farm antimicrobial drug use and resistance data, according to a notice in the Federal Register.
The agencies seek the data to better evaluate the effect of measures being implemented to foster the judi
cious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.
The meeting will be held September 30, 2015, in the USDA Jefferson Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Registration is required. To provide oral comments, register by September 18. Public comments will be accepted until November 30.
Maybe it's because of some of the morons that they have on their BOD. Look at some of them, and their terrible history of running companies into the ground that they run or ran...
A Canadian team of researchers has received $9.8 million to improve disease resilience and sustainability in pork production.
Genome Canada awarded the project in the national Genomics and Feeding the Future competition to innovative agri-food research led by University of Saskatchewan scientists.
In addition, a professor of swine production medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine will co-lead a project with Alberta colleagues that will create genomics tools to select pigs that are more tolerant of, or resistant to, multiple diseases. Those tools will also allow producers to manage the nutritional content of feed to optimize pig’s health, resulting in reduced use of antibiotics.
The tools will also permit producers to manage the nutritional content of pig feed to ensure that pigs stay healthier, grow more efficiently, have more successful litters and reduce the need for antibiotic use in pig production.
$3.00 diesel is making it much harder to justify the increased spend on NATGAS alternative powered engines. Patience is the key.
Activist investor Thomas Sandell, is finding out that BOBE Food Products is the "Golden Goose"!!! Old Thomas, is finding out what all of us "former Bobsters" have known for decades, Food Products has produced the best ROIC since the company was founded!!! They are probably working on a plan to take the division private, and do a IPO in a year or two, or they may be trying to figure out how much of a premium they should demand from a suitor wanting to acquire the Food Product division. M / A activity is heating back up, and the food companies are some of the most attractive candidates. As for the restaurant division, well that's another story. Much work to be done, especially not to repeat the disaster of the Davis regime. Money spent on remodels producing minimal ROIC. Food quality issues, and people quality issues. Davis B.E.S.T. practices if implemented from the top down, should have had the CEO on all Red, by the fourth year of the regime.