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Kara
Frequently Missed Question - July 10th

As before, to encourage learning and discussion, the correct answer will be revealed after at least 3 comments are posted below. Please share which answer you chose and the thought processor strategy you used to reach your selection.

Question:

The ______ section of a plate heat exchanger has product on BOTH sides of the plates.

A. cooling

B. heating

C. holding

D. regeneration

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Conrad
Welcome from the 2014-2015 Chair
Marketing and Management (M&M) division members,

As the incoming chair of the M&M division, I would like to let you know that on Friday July 25th, we are hosting a conference call to finalize our Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the 2014-2015 calendar year.

In order to deliver enhanced value to our division members, we have envisioned several new initiatives that will enhance our existing portfolio of services.

If you would like to be part of this discussion, please e-mail me off-line at conrad.rebello@pepsico.com

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kate Sweitzer for serving as our 2013-2014 Chair.

Best regards,
Conrad
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Oscar
Article of the Week - FSMA, in-house testing & laboratory accreditation

I thought that this article may be interesting for the group.

The Food Safety Modernization Act: The Role of In House Testing, 3rd Party Labs and Accreditation

How many in the group are working on laboratory analysis?


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Kara
Frequently Missed Question!
To encourage learning and discussion, the correct answer will be revealed after at least 3 comments are posted below. Please share which answer you chose and the thought process or strategy you used to reach your selection.

Question
If the microbiology group sets the standards for microbiological limits on a raw material specification to a level that is outside industry standards, which of the following is the most likely result?

A. The supplier may refuse to sell their raw material.
B. Spoilage of products on the shelf may result due to the higher microbiological limits.
C. Procurement may not be able to purchase enough raw material to support the annual volume.
D. The flavor of the raw material may be degraded and not perform well in the product formulas.
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Kara
Links to Quality Assurance & Control Webcast Recording and Evaluation (Take 2!)

Link to recorded webcast: http://www.ift.org/Knowledge-Center/Learn-Online/Secure/Webcast-login.aspx?VideoPosting=http://www.ift.org/secure/webcasts/CFS_PrepCourse_QualityAssurance.wmv&title=Quality%20Assurance%20and%20Quality%20Control

Note: You will be asked to enter your name, company (you can enter anything) and email address. This is just a safety page to make sure you are not a computer hacker. Make sure you have the most recent versions of your video player's plugins to view the video. To increase the size of the video, use the "Toggle Full Screen" button in the lower right corner.

Link to 4-question webcast/speaker evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QualityAssuranceControl

Look for an email from mail@hostedware.com for a link to the mini-practice test on Quality Assurance and Control, which was sent yesterday. 

Please complete the evaluation and mini-test by the end of the day on Friday,July 11th.

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