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Beach Beat: Oh Canada, what’s the beef with irradiated beef?

Beach Beat: Oh Canada, what’s the beef with irradiated beef?

Canadians have 10 days left if they wish to weigh in on the question of whether their government should allow ground beef to be irradiated to kill pathogens such as E. coli.

It’s the second time this century that Health Canada has sought public comment on the topic. In 2002 a backlash of public opinion saw the federal agency abandon a plan to allow irradiation of ground fresh and frozen beef.

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Job Pasting – Bakery Specialist, Southeast

Our client is the international leader in automated bakery equipment. For 50 years, they have been the symbol of ingenuity and innovative design of automated food processing and packaging machinery. Outstanding service and support defines their total commitment to their customers and makes them the one supplier that Bakers trust for better, smarter solutions.

They currently have an opportunity for a Bakery Specialist, Southeast, with commercial experience in product development, production operations, quality control and/or bakery science to join and prosper in their Sales team. This person will be based in the Southeast, preferably, Georgia, North Carolina or Florida.

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Job Posting – Meat Master Craftsman/Demonstrator

With more than 50 years of success in the food equipment industry, our client is recognized worldwide for its high-quality equipment, innovative engineering, and outstanding service and support. Total commitment to their customers makes them the one supplier that food manufacturers can trust for better, smarter solutions.

They currently have a new opportunity for a Meat Master Craftsman/Demonstrator. This individual may be based anywhere in the U.S.

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Produce cannot safely be salvaged in flooded areas

Produce cannot safely be salvaged in flooded areas

More rain is in the forecast for many flood-ravaged areas this week, but in areas where floodwaters have receded public health officials are warning people to not eat fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens or commercial growing fields that were under water.

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K-State food science alumnus honored

John N. Butts, Land O’Frost Inc.’s vice president of research, was presented the 2016 NSF International Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award during a recent ceremony at the 2016 Food Safety Summit in Rosemont, Illinois.

The award recognizes leaders within the food industry who have made significant contributions to advancing food safety. Butts is a food safety advocate and food processing scientist with more than 40 years of experience creating innovative food protection solutions.

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Job Posting – Food Scientist – Meat

Our client is a top US food producer of name-brand packaged and frozen foods. They are also one of the country’s largest food service and food manufacturing suppliers, offering convenience foods and ingredients. They currently have a new opportunity for a Food Scientist – Meat at their facility located in the Midwest.

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What food, packaging and agribusinesses need to know about the first-ever nationwide GMO labeling law

What food, packaging and agribusinesses need to know about the first-ever nationwide GMO labeling law

On Friday, July 29, the President signed into law a bill amending the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), to insert a provision requiring disclosure (i.e., labeling in some manner) of bioengineered foods. The new law, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, defines a bioengineered food as containing “genetic material . . . modified through in vitro recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) techniques” and “for which the modification could not otherwise be obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature.” The term “food” is as defined in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321).

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Job Posting – QA Microbiologist, West Coast

Our client is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice industry, with proven performance in superior quality and customer service in both manufacturing and distribution. Their core businesses include: processing and distribution of liquid products, meat products, produce, bakery and other services, providing a variety of networked solutions for the total supply chain spectrum. They currently have a new opportunity for a QA Microbiologist at their facility located on the West Coast.

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