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IDDBA Offers Members Food Safety Certification Reimbursement – PerishableNews

Reimbursement program for certifying employees: To promote food safety certification for members, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has developed the Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program. This IDDBA program will reimburse IDDBA retail members for their cost for food safety certification exams. Eligible employees are supermarket dairy, deli, and bakery managers and associates at store-level who […]

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Bureau Veritas Group: FSSC 22000 CERTIFICATION

Due to increasing demand and pressure from consumers, retailers are now requesting their suppliers be able to demonstrate compliance with a recognized Food Safety standard. Standards have emerged over the past several years, some privately owned by suppliers or associations. However, the result was that each manufacturer was audited and certified against a multitude of […]

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Mande: A ‘Watershed Moment’ for Food Safety – Food Safety News – Global Food Safety News & Information : Presented By Marler Clark LLP, PS

Citing "extraordinary commitment" from the White House to improve the food safety system, 400 experts met in Washington, DC Wednesday to discuss the best tools for measuring progress on food safety. The meeting was hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), […]

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Food Safety | Fresh Cut

Last year was a busy one for food safety legislation. The thought early in the year was that increased food safety regulations would move forward under a new administration that supported a revamped food safety system in the United States. via www.freshcut.com

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USDA seeking comments on proposed food safety measures

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is seeking comment on proposed measures to enhance food safety. The proposed rule would implement a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill and is a priority for the Food Safety Working Group (FSWG). via www.usda.gov

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Chicken processor facing fines for safety violations

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said it launched an investigation in September 2009 after “numerous serious and wilful violations were issued at a similar processing facility in Maryland”. via www.foodqualitynews.com

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Georgia State House approves food safety bill

The bill was introduced in the state last year in response to the salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut processor in South Georgia. More than 700 people became sick and nine died as a result of the outbreak that was traced to peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America in Blakely. The nuts had […]

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FSIS Re-testing Carcass Pathogen Baselines   Pork – Industry News

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is running a series of tests on cattle, hog, chicken and turkey carcasses with the objective of resetting pathogen testing baselines. Among the specific baselines that need to be addressed are those for beef trim, other beef components, bench trim, ground beef and chicken parts, say USDA officials. These […]

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