Food Safety

A Roadmap to Success

Author: Gary Ades,Ken Leith,Patti Leith

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128031050

Category: Science

Page: 142

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Food Safety: A Roadmap to Success is a hands-on book that discusses the key pieces of the food safety puzzle, culture, management commitment, organizational structure, implementation, and the glue that holds it together, communication/education/training, influence, accountability, and metrics. By utilizing this information, food safety professionals can protect their companies’ brands, customers, and consumers, and get the resources (people, money, and departmental cooperation) they need to effectively do their jobs and be successful. Provides practical information that helps readers determine which culture they currently have in their workplace Offers a framework to greatly reduce food safety risks Presents pertinent information in tables, outlining differences in approach by size and food industry segment Includes solid recommendations and further resources applicable to all levels within an organization to ensure success Covers fundamental principles of change management through open communication, education, and measurement implementation

A Roadmap to the Successful Development and Commercialization of Microbial Pest Control Products for Control of Arthropods

Author: Willem J. Ravensberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400704374

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 3197

Biocontrol is among the most promising methods for a safe, environmentally benign and sustainable pest control. Microbial pesticides offer a great potential, and it is anticipated that they will become a substantial part of the use of all crop protection products. Their development and commercialization, however, has been difficult and with many failures. In this book a rational and structured roadmap has been designed for the development and commercialization of microbial pest control products for the control of arthropod pests. The building blocks of the entire process are identified and essential aspects highlighted. Biopesticides based on entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses and nematodes are elaborately discussed. This systematic roadmap with a strong focus on economics and market introduction will assist academic researchers and industrial developers of biopesticides in accomplishing their goal: the development of successful cost-effective microbial pesticides.

Energy Science & Technology in China: A Roadmap to 2050

Author: Yong Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642053207

Category: Science

Page: 110

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As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of energy science. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety, the general and sub-group reports analyze the evolution and laws governing the development of science and technology, describe the decisive impact of science and technology on the modernization process, predict that the world is on the eve of an impending S&T revolution, and call for China to be fully prepared for this new round of S&T advancement. Based on the detailed study of the demands on S&T innovation in China's modernization, the reports draw a framework for eight basic and strategic systems of socio-economic development with the support of science and technology, work out China's S&T roadmaps for the relevant eight basic and strategic systems in line with China's reality, further detail S&T initiatives of strategic importance to China's modernization, and provide S&T decision-makers with comprehensive consultations for the development of S&T innovation consistent with China's reality. Supported by illustrations and tables of data, the reports provide researchers, government officials and entrepreneurs with guidance concerning research directions, the planning process, and investment. Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the nation's highest academic institution in natural sciences. Its major responsibilities are to conduct research in basic and technological sciences, to undertake nationwide integrated surveys on natural resources and ecological environment, to provide the country with scientific data and consultations for government's decision-making, to undertake government-assigned projects with regard to key S&T problems in the process of socio-economic development, to initiate personnel training, and to promote China's high-tech enterprises through its active engagement in these areas.

Food Safety Management Programs

Applications, Best Practices, and Compliance

Author: Debby Newslow

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143982679X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 389

View: 4649

The safety of food products is fundamental. The value of an effective and well-defined, -implemented, and -maintained management system is priceless. When it is integrated into a process, it supplies the necessary foundation and structure to help provide the consumer with a safe product of the highest quality. Food Safety Management Programs: Applications, Best Practices, and Compliance presents the insight and shared experiences that can be applied to the development, implementation, and maintenance of an effective food safety management system. The text supplies useful tools that can be applied according to the particular needs of an operation, adding value to its processes and aiding in the establishment of a successful management-based food safety system. The author also encourages the development of a quality management system. The text begins by summarizing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) food safety schemes (eight as of the writing of this text). These include FSSC 22000, Safe Quality Food Code (SQF), British Retail Consortium Global Standard for Food Safety (BRC), International Featured Standards (IFS), Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Seafood Processing Standard, Global Red Meat Standard (GRMS), CanadaGAP, and PrimusGFS. It also lists websites for additional information and updates. Although this text focuses on food safety management systems (FSMS), it also includes references to ISO 9001, along with the quality requirements of some of the food safety management standards. It offers information that can be applied to whichever standard is chosen by an organization. With insights from experts in a variety of food industry-related sectors, the text explains the requirements of the standards, methods for their integration, and the process for identifying and addressing gaps in a manner that is both compliant and beneficial for the organization. The book provides experience-based information that can be integrated into any operation, which is essential for the development of an efficient, value-added, and sustainable management system.

A Common Sense Road Map to Uncommon Wealth

The Key to Achieving Financial Success

Author: Marvin Doniger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595484654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 7978

Globalization. Outsourcing. Downsizing. Reduced Pensions. Debt. There's no doubt the worlds of employment and finance are changing dramatically. More than ever, it is up to you to plan and manage your financial security. This straight-talking guide reviews life's stages, from infancy to retirement, and how your attitudes toward saving, working, and investing are formed. If you have positioned yourself from young adulthood for an envisioned future, you can likely handle any curveball life may throw at you. Unfortunately, statistics show many people are poorly positioned for retirement. Begin now to reverse or prevent this trend. Using the concept of maintaining a margin of safety, you can protect yourself from the unexpected. By applying this concept to your career and finances, you can develop a set of relevant skills and diversify your investments. A Common Sense Road Map to Uncommon Wealth will help you anticipate and respond to trends and changes. It's perfect to bring generations together-if you're nearing retirement, share this with your children. If you're just launching your career, learn these lessons carefully as you move forward in life.

Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2005

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 4766/S. 2803, an Act Making Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2005, and for Other Purposes : Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration, Nondepartmental Witnesses

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: United States

Page: 559

View: 8571

A Parent's Guide to Childhood Obesity

A Road Map to Health

Author: Sandra Gibson Hassink

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581101980

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 7601

Addressing medical, emotional, and psychological factors, this research-based guide to understanding childhood obesity offers guidelines to help parents create balanced meals, encourage physical activity, and partner with pediatricians, family, schools, and childcare providers in their fight against obesity.

Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation

Background and Analysis

Author: Raymond J. Ahearn

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437923526


Page: 24

View: 4995

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) U.S.- EU Regulatory Barriers; (3) Rationale for Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Economic Rationale; Political Rationale; Counter-arguments; (4) U.S. - EU Differences in Regulatory Approaches: Political Cycles; Values and Public Preferences; Transparency and Rule-Making; Institutional Capacity to Undertake Reforms; (5) Forms of Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Info. Exchanges and Dialogues; Mutual Recognition Agree.; Harmonization/ Agree. on Regulatory Standards; (6) Results of Past Initiatives at Regulatory Cooperation: Highlights of Past Initiatives; Accomplishments; Disappointments; Obstacles and Options for More Extensive Cooperation; (7) Transatlantic Economic Council.

Contributions of agricultural economics to critical policy issues

proceedings of the twenty-sixth conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, held at Gold Coast, Australia, 12-18 August, 2006

Author: Keijiro Otsuka,Kaliappa Kalirajan,International Association of Agricultural Economists

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 3665

This book is a collection of plenary sessions papers and selected invited panel papers presented in the 26th International Conference of Agricultural Economists held at Gold Coast, Australia, from 12th to 18th August 2006. Beginning with the presidential address by Prabhu Pingali and the Elmhirst lecture by Hans Binswanger dealing with global issues of agricultural growth, economic development, and empowerment of the rural poor, leading agricultural economists address such emerging and critical issues as the economics of natural disasters, international trade and marketing, food safety and health, and transformation of unfavorable poor areas, among other issues.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2008

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Advanced Social Media Marketing

How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program

Author: Tom Funk

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430244089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9681

Hundreds of millions of Americans are using social media (SM), and already some 70% of businesses have joined them there, using Facebook and other SM platforms to connect with their customers, and attract new ones. So the real question isn’t whether to take your business onto social media platforms—but how to do it quickly, effectively, on a budget, with smart goals, and a road map for success. Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program cuts through the hype and fluff about how social media is changing the world, and it gets down to what really matters: How you as a manager can best use SM to benefit your business. Written by a veteran online marketer and ecommerce professional, the book shares practical strategies and tactics to let you launch and scale a successful corporate social media program. Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program is for the manager who already knows something about social media and wants to roll up his or her sleeves and get down to business. In it, we simplify tasks that might otherwise be complicated—like adopting and tracking key performance metrics, developing online ad campaigns, or creating Facebook apps like games, giveaways and sweepstakes with the capacity to go viral. Businesses can harness the unique advantages of this new medium, but they need a practical, no-nonsense guide like this one. Otherwise they risk being ignored, wasting time and money or, even worse, damaging their own brand and seeing a well-intentioned online program blow up. The book is heavy on the how-to, case studies, campaign results and other statistics, and interviews with ecommerce managers at businesses large and small. It also includes the author’s own experiences at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Wine of the Month Club, and others. While this book will be accessible enough for someone implementing a social media program for the first time, it’s ambitious enough to benefit experienced SM hands who are looking for good ideas and techniques to push their online community to the next level of size, interactivity, and buzz.

Private Standards and Certification in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Current Practice and Emerging Issues

Author: Sally Washington,Lahsen Ababouch

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 181

View: 1395

"Private standards and related certification schemes are becoming significant features of international fish trade and marketing. They have emerged in areas where there is a perception that public regulatory frameworks are not achieving the desired outcomes, such as sustainability and responsible fisheries management, or to ensure food safety, quality and environmental sustainability in the growing aquaculture industry. Unfortunately, the proliferation of private standards is causing confusion for stakeholders: fishers and fish farmers trying to decide which certification scheme will bring the most market returns, buyers trying to decide which standards have most credence in the market and will offer returns to reputation and risk management, and governments trying to decide where private standards fit into their food safety and resource management strategies. This report analyses the two main types of private standards, namely ecolabels and food safety and quality standards, their impact on fish trade and their implications for a range of stakeholders. It addresses issues that are driving the development of private standards, their policy and governance implications, the assessment of their credence, the costs implications, traceability, etc., and the challenges and opportunities for developing countries."--Publisher's description

United States Code: Title 7: Agriculture, [sections] 901-End

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Preface 2012 edition: The United States Code is the official codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States. The Code was first published in 1926, and a new edition of the code has been published every six years since 1934. The 2012 edition of the Code incorporates laws enacted through the One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second session, the last of which was signed by the President on January 15, 2013. It does not include laws of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First session, enacted between January 3, 2013, the date it convened, and January 15, 2013. By statutory authority this edition may be cited "U.S.C. 2012 ed." As adopted in 1926, the Code established prima facie the general and permanent laws of the United States. The underlying statutes reprinted in the Code remained in effect and controlled over the Code in case of any discrepancy. In 1947, Congress began enacting individual titles of the Code into positive law. When a title is enacted into positive law, the underlying statutes are repealed and the title then becomes legal evidence of the law. Currently, 26 of the 51 titles in the Code have been so enacted. These are identified in the table of titles near the beginning of each volume. The Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives continues to prepare legislation pursuant to 2 USC 285b to enact the remainder of the Code, on a title-by-title basis, into positive law. The 2012 edition of the Code was prepared and published under the supervision of Ralph V. Seep, Law Revision Counsel. Grateful acknowledgment is made of the contributions by all who helped in this work, particularly the staffs of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel and the Government Printing Office. -- John. A. Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., January 15, 2013--Page VII.