FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE - December 2016/January 2017 - Au sommaire: Environmental Monitoring in the Era of Whole-Genome Sequencing. Process Control | December 2016/January 2017 By Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)-regulated community is accustomed to pathogen environmental monitoring programs, but the topic may challenge some U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated facilities as they update their food safety practices to comply with various aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Ever since the ready-to-eat (RTE) meat category began tackling this topic, resources have poured out, providing guidance and recommendations on how to develop and implement effective environmental monitoring programs for several product types. 1. 2. 3. Additionally, the scientific advances and rapid adoption of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to identify, with a greater degree of specificity than ever before, the isolates found when regulators swab a facility take the concern around environmental monitoring to a whole new level. • Compositing 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
TECHCRUNCH 29/06/16 Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning and recalls (Startup du Connecticut) A startup based in Branford, Connecticut, Ancera Inc. has raised $8.9 million in Series A funding for technology that helps food producers detect contaminants faster than other methods will allow.
The company’s mission is to prevent food waste, recalls or worse, the spread of food-borne illnesses, said Ancera CEO and founder Arjun Ganesan. Investors in the deal included: Glass Capital Management, a Florida-based family fund; and corporate strategic backers Packers Sanitation Services (PSSI), Metabiota and other unnamed investors. Review: Food Fraud Application of GAO Report on Intellectual Property-Related Customs Exclusion Orders (19 US Code 1337) The Food Industry could benefit from utilizing the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Exclusion Order rules.
At minimum, it is critical that ALL companies register their brands with CBP. If you don’t register your brands then you’re missing out on the possible help of CBP. In November 2015 the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “Intellectual Property: US Customs and Border Protection Could Better Manage Its Process to Enforce Exclusion Orders .” The Exclusion Orders are the application of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 US Code 1337) . “The [US International Trade Commission] investigates allegations of unfair import practices, including unlicensed use of intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
The Exclusion Order The Exclusion Order is a unique action that bars import of specific products or shipment of product by specific companies. BE Etats-Unis 329 >> 29/04/2013 Recherche agronomique/Science des aliments - Importations alimentaires : la sécurité sanitaire a. INNOVATION CENTRE FOR US DAIRY - - Dairy research insights. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 19/07/13 New tool for food systems researchers. PRLog (Press Release) - Jul. 19, 2013 - ITHACA, N.Y. -- In an effort to narrow the gap between implementation of local food system projects and related academic research, a team at the University of California Davis compiled articles from peer-reviewed journals into an extensive bibliography.
Their article, “Community food systems: Strengthening the research-to-practice continuum,” provides an initial analysis of the bibliography and is published in the spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (www.AgDevJournal.com). “Our hope is to foster a conversation about community food systems in which research and practice are mutually reinforcing,” says co-author David Campbell of the Department of Human Ecology at UC Davis.
The paper concludes with suggestions for research that responds to the challenges and unites practitioners and academics. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - Paper presented at the 2011 NZARES Conference - Présentation : Agricultural R&D, Productivity and Glob. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 22/09/11 Thèse en ligne : Two Papers Evaluating the Economic Impact of Agric. FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEWSLETTER Spring 2009 Food ReseaRch InstItute sponsoRed ReseaRch 2008–09. Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (AsPsLsU) - NOV 2010 - A Science Roadmap for Food and Agriculture. US DAIRY INSTITUTE - Dairy research insights - June 2013. AVMA - 2012 - Research Priorities of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) represents the veterinary medical profession and, as of 2012, includes more than 82,600 member veterinarians, or approximately 82 percent of the veterinary medical professionals in the United States.
Included in this membership is a formidable resource for tackling existing and emerging scientific problems related to both animal and human health, including more than 10,600 veterinarians with advanced training in fields such as nutrition, toxicology, epidemiology, microbiology, parasitology, pathology, laboratory animal medicine, and a multitude of veterinary clinical specialties. Further, more than 15% of the AVMA membership has a graduate degree in addition to their DVM degree, including ~ 4200 DVM/PhD members. The mission of the AVMA includes the improvement of animal and human health. WHITEHOUSE_GOV - DEC 2012 - Report to the president on agricultural preparedness and the agriculture research enterprise. Sites internet des stations expérimentales aux USA.
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