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Will a Dry Ice Shortage Impact Your Sanitation Program?
Will a Dry Ice Shortage Impact Your Sanitation Program?
Used to maintain the super-cold temperatures necessary for the transport of Covid-19 vaccines and with vaccines being rolled out over the next few months, demand for dry ice is expected to increase dramatically. This has prompted the question of whether a potential shortage could impact the food manufacturing industry.
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Tip of the Week: The Best Way to Prevent Blueberries from Sinking in Muffins
Tip of the Week: The Best Way to Prevent Blueberries from Sinking in Muffins
There are a few things to consider when choosing to include blueberries in muffin batter.
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Minor Ingredients Play an Important Role in Flour Tortilla Quality
Minor Ingredients Play an Important Role in Flour Tortilla Quality
Flour, water, baking powder, salt and oil represent roughly 95% of the finished product weight of a flour tortilla. Each major ingredient plays a primary function in the quality.
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Tip of the Week: 5 Ways Chemical Leaveners Impact Product Quality
Tip of the Week: 5 Ways Chemical Leaveners Impact Product Quality
Chemical leaveners are important ingredients used in cookie and cracker products that cause expansion to occur by releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas into air cells established in the dough during mixing.
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Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
Tip of the Week: A Closer Look at Allergen Cross-Contact – One GMP Provision at a Time
This week’s Tip focuses on preventing allergen cross-contact with proper handling of raw materials, ingredients, process controls, and operations. It is advisable to read and think about the reasoning provided by the FDA to justify including allergen cross-contact prevention in the updated GMPs.
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How to not be the next food fraud victim
How to not be the next food fraud victim
Economic benefit is a strong driving force behind food fraud. This is not a new concept. For many years water was used to dilute milk, increasing a farmer’s yield. Gelatin was mixed with food coloring and grass seed - then sold as strawberry jam. Berry pickers would put dirt at the bottom of their baskets to get a faster payout. While fraud strategies have evolved, so has our ability to detect and prevent them. Try integrating these basic, common sense strategies into your existing programs to prevent becoming a victim of food fraud.
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FDA's Final Nutrition Facts Label Ruling Is Here!
FDA's Final Nutrition Facts Label Ruling Is Here!
The FDA finalized the new Nutritional Facts Label for packaged foods today to reflect new scientific information and make it easier for consumers to make better informed choices about their diets. In addition to a refreshed design, other changes you can anticipate making to your labels include updated serving sizes and nutrient declaration based on new scientific information.
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AIB able to help corn millers meet recent FDA changes for folic acid fortification
AIB able to help corn millers meet recent FDA changes for folic acid fortification
The Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of folic acid fortification in corn masa flour on April 14. The approval allows manufacturers to voluntarily add up to 0.7 milligrams of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour, consistent with the levels of certain other enriched cereal grains.
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On Thin Ice: 6 Signs Your Freezing Process Has Cracks
On Thin Ice: 6 Signs Your Freezing Process Has Cracks
Frozen products are not a market segment to ignore, and you’ll want to make sure your freezing process is on point to protect the quality and reputation of your product. So what are the effects of a bad freezing process? Both under- and over-freezing cause issues. Check out these six signs that your process has cracks.
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Don’t Get in Hot Water: Take Your Doughnut Batter Temperature!
Don’t Get in Hot Water: Take Your Doughnut Batter Temperature!
Why is batter temperature of a cake doughnut batter so important?
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