Monthly Archives: September 2012

USDA’s FSIS releases updated Listeria guideline

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FSIS Notice 59-12, Notification of Revised Listeria Guideline Availability, is intended to update inspection program personnel (IPP) and enforcement, investigations and analysis officers (EIAOs) concerning Listeria monocytogenes in post-lethality exposed RTE meat and poultry products. The revised compliance guideline replaces previous versions of the guidance, which was last updated in 2006.

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RBA honors Class of Emeritus members

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The Retail Bakers of America inducted three new emeritus members: Michael Kalupa, Edward Lee and Robert Smith. They were honored earlier this month during the general session at All Things Baking in Houston.

Established in 2007, the emeritus membership is designed to honor individuals who influenced the RBA and the bakery industry. Emeritus members are nominated by RBA’s board of directors and receive an individual lifetime membership to RBA.

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Cargill joins in launch of US-Côte d’Ivoire business council

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Cargill joined several other major U.S. companies, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and its Ivorian counterpart, APEX-CI, to launch the U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire Business Council. The business council will serve as the premiere organization in Washington, D.C. dedicated to the broad advancement of U.S. commercial engagement with Côte d’Ivoire.

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Cargill to share Truvia stevia leaf extract development insights at Benefiq 2012

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Food and beverage manufacturers from around the world will have the opportunity to learn about stevia formulation from a category leader during Benefiq 2012 when John Fry, a principal consultant for Cargill Health & Nutrition, presents a seminar titled, Truvia® Stevia Leaf Extracts – Calorie-Free Sweetener from the Stevia Leaf. Benefiq 2012, an international meeting on health ingredients, takes place Sept. 25-27 at the Quebec City Convention Center in Quebec, Canada.

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Colors, Naturally

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As consumers continue their hunt for natural products, foods and beverages with synthetic ingredients are increasingly being eyed with suspicion and left sitting on store shelves. As such, food manufacturers are formulating—and reformulating—with “natural” in mind.

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Mars Chocolate unveils research facility

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Mars Chocolate has opened a state of the art R&D facility. This opening marks Mars Chocolate’s continued investment in UK manufacturing and the new facility demonstrates the company’s commitment to Slough, the birthplace of Mars chocolate in the UK.

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Barry Callebaut offers delicious chocolate for all at the upcoming HIE

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Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, will be present at the upcoming HIE trade fair in Frankfurt from November 13 to November 15, 2012 (Booth D74). With its ‘free-from’ range and alternative sweetener solutions, Barry Callebaut now truly satisfies a wide range of modern consumer needs. Recent innovations, such as Sweet by Fruits™ – a chocolate integrating a sweetening solution entirely derived from fruits – and an exquisite lactose-free chocolate*, will be presented amongst other delicious products. Interested visitors can discover the results first hand during tasting sessions.

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Steerable wheel sorter

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The Dematic steerable wheel sorter accommodates cases, cartons, totes and trays weighing up to 110 lb. for a variety of warehouse and distribution center applications that require sort rates from 40 to 80 cartons/min. A modular device that mounts inside the universal side frame of the Dematic modular conveyor system, the sorter can be relocated along the conveyor path if divert locations change. In the transport mode, the 4 rows of wheels turn in a forward direction, conveying product straight on the conveyor.

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Fall in love with Guylian chocolates this Christmas

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Guylian, the market leader in boxed chocolates in Belgium has three exciting consumer initiatives planned for the UK market.

Guylian and Titanic are joining forces in a consumer promotion that will be announced in the chocolate brand’s TV campaign starting on 29 October. A 20 second commercial celebrating the collaboration around the launch of Titanic 3D on DVD and Blue Ray will air on ITV3, More4, E4, Sky Living, Sky News, Watch and Alibi and reach 17.3 million ABC1 females aged between 25 and 55 years.

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USDA debuts online food safety consumer complaint form

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has unveiled a new online Electronic Consumer Complaint Form where consumers can report problems with meat, poultry, and egg products. Consumers can use the form to report illnesses, allergic reactions, injuries, improper labeling and issues with foreign objects to the Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS).

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