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The American meat
industry is one of the most
regulated industries in
the world, setting the food
safety bar extremely high.

strategies and technology to continuously improve the
safety of beef and beef products from farm to table,"
Johnson says.

Raising the bar
Arkansas City, Kansas-based Creekstone Farms has
always had a laser focus on quality, and a huge part of
that is food safety, says Gaylan Schroeder, the company's
food safety and quality assurance manager.
"Our plant is virtually unmatched in terms of animal welfare, safety controls and sanitation measures,"
Schroeder says. "As new science and interventions
develop, we look at those practices and incorporate those
best practices into our standard operating procedures."
Creekstone is transparent with its customers and end
users about how it does food safety testing and the science behind it, adds Ken Robinson, the company's vice
president of food safety and quality assurance.
"The American meat industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world and I think consumers can
be conīŦdent that our beef products are the safest in the
industry," Robinson says.
Beef plants are required to have USDA inspectors present in the plant every day, on the line, inspecting for the
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entire shift. There are online inspectors who have extensive training in pathology and offline inspectors who go
through rigorous Inspection Methods Training focused
on pathogen reduction and food safety interventions.
Both inspector groups participate in mandatory continuing education throughout their careers.
"As a company, we have our own Quality Assurance
Inspectors, making sure that we are following all of our
internal programs and these QA inspectors work closely
with USDA so there is continual oversight to make sure
we are adhering to the practices we have developed."
Within the industry, people generally understand
food safety measures, but every time a new program
comes around, education is required. Robinson says
Creekstone is up front about that and transparent.
"With any new processes that are implemented, we
develop communication to our customers so they
understand the process and we are open to answer any
questions they may have," he says. "On the consumer
side, not every consumer is going to understand the
science behind what we do at the processing level or
even store level. I believe the fact that most people don't
have to think about it is a testament to the safety of our
products."

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Editor's Note: The future of baking, now
Contents
The wire
Gen Z
Making memories
Bakery: Boosting impulse sales
Bakery: Sampling
Deli & Prepared Foods: Cross-merchandising cheese
Meat & Poultry: Case ready meats
Meat & Poultry: Natural meats
Produce: Instore juicers
Produce: Organics
Seafood: Salmon
Food Safety: Meat
Commissary Insider
Classifieds
Ad index
Fresh takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2020 - The wire
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