Amtek microwaves are offering safer options for meat processing with a new heat and control system. The system will help processors by raising temperatures to controlled levels for the grinding, slicing and forming of meats.
The string of recent food-safety breaches has galvanized industry leaders, critics and politicians to push for a stronger federal food-safety platform. The Coalition for a Stronger FDA, for example, is lobbying for FDA reform and federal regulations, but the FDA says it can achieve food safety with voluntary safety guidelines.
Across Asia, government officials are trying to crack down on food safety. Formaldehyde, boric and benzoic acid, industrial dyes, fertilizers and pesticides are among the contaminants found in foods, officials said.
New York-based Kozy Shack, which makes rice and tapioca pudding and other refrigerated desserts, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The brand is in 93% of U.S. supermarkets, a company representative said.