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Will There Soon Be a Single, Independent Food Agency?
Will There Soon Be a Single, Independent Food Agency?
This proposal aligns with the Safe Food Act of 2015 that several state representatives introduced to Congress last month. It calls for food safety oversight to be governed by a single, independent agency, called the Food Safety Administration.  The Safe Food Act’s new agency would handle all food safety inspections, regulation enforcement, and food labeling, which are currently handled by more than a dozen federal agencies. 
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Allergen Controls and FSMA
Allergen Controls and FSMA
Specific hazards that must be considered in assessing a food safety plan for hazard analysis and preventive controls are noted in section 117.126 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). One of the key programs outlined is prevention of allergen cross-contact.
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Managing Traffic Patterns and Preventing Cross Contamination
Managing Traffic Patterns and Preventing Cross Contamination
A place for everything and everything in its place. But how do these items get to their proper place? Traffic patterns in a food plant are often established out of convenience, rather than with food safety in mind. Let’s think about the movement of raw materials, people, and waste in a food facility and how these pathways could pose a threat to food safety.
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Baking Associations Request 5 Years to Comply with FDA Labeling Changes
Baking Associations Request 5 Years to Comply with FDA Labeling Changes
In their comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Retail Bakers of America both requested five years to comply with upcoming changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel.
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Bakery Science & Technology Classes Active in “Project Manhattan” Food Drive
Bakery Science & Technology Classes Active in “Project Manhattan” Food Drive
Each May, AIB employees support the “Project Manhattan” food drive to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket. “Project Manhattan” is a month-long, community-wide drive in which local businesses involve employees and customers in collecting donations to help provide food to those in need. The BS&T Classes 183 and 184 made generous gifts to the project.
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