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Overwintering and Occasional Invaders in Food Plants
Overwintering and Occasional Invaders in Food Plants
The litany of pests that typically infest food plants is lengthy. However, while the focus is rightly centered on ants, cockroaches, rodents, flies, and stored product moths and beetles, there are other pests that can wreak havoc inside these sensitive environments. Due to their infrequent appearance, you may not have much experience recognizing and determining how to deal with these so-called occasional invaders and overwintering insects. Let’s break down some of the most commonly encountered culprits so you can stay ahead of them.
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Creating a Food Safety Culture
Creating a Food Safety Culture
Q: We have written personnel practices based on the Good Manufacturing Practices. Our challenge is getting all employees, from management to line workers, on board following them consistently. How can we improve this?
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Listeria Monocytogenes - An Opportunistic Pathogen
Listeria Monocytogenes - An Opportunistic Pathogen
Are you using multiple control strategies to control Listeria in your plant? In recent years, foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes has increased significantly in the U.S. L. monocytogenes, an opportunistic pathogen, is a major concern especially for the meat, fresh produce, and dairy industries.
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Tip of the Week - Roof Leaks
Tip of the Week - Roof Leaks
Most facilities have encountered a roof leak at one time or another. They are a common concern in food manufacturing plants and warehouses which might result in microbiological contamination due to unclean water.
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Tip of the Week - BRC Issue 7
Tip of the Week - BRC Issue 7
The vast majority of the requirements of the standard remained unchanged. Most edits were to add clarity around existing requirements. However, there are a few key areas that have changed and will need an extra focus
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Tip of the Week - Restricted Areas & Proper Signage
Tip of the Week - Restricted Areas & Proper Signage
Once upon an audit, there was a facility that didn't have signs to prevent visitors from entering restricted areas.
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Tip of the Week - Top 5 FDA Inspection Violations of 2014
Tip of the Week - Top 5 FDA Inspection Violations of 2014
According to the FDA, the top 5 violations identified during their inspections in 2014 were:
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Participant Spotlight - Jose Herrera
Participant Spotlight - Jose Herrera
Jose Herrera can honestly say that baking is in his blood. “I come from a baking business family,” Herrera said. “My father was an old school baker all his life. I first started baking as a part-timer when I was a junior high school student near Chicago.” 
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Alumni Spotlight - Torrey Nelson
Alumni Spotlight - Torrey Nelson
Torrey Nelson started working for King’s Hawaiian while a student at California State University Long Beach, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. “I worked part time in the retail restaurant and bakery while I was in college,” Nelson said. After graduation, he stayed with King’s, moving to the wholesale side of the business and eventually working his way up to his current position as Director of Baking Science. “I worked for King’s as a plant manager and also in project management before taking on my current role. I’ve been with King’s for nearly 15 years.”
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Bakery Science & Technology Graduation
Bakery Science & Technology Graduation
The graduation ceremony for BS&T Class 185 was held on December 12, 2014 at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan, KS.  The 27 participants were joined by friends, family, colleagues, and AIB staff as they received their certificates. A brunch was held in the participants’ honor after the ceremony.
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