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USDA grants establish regional centers for nutrition education, obesity prevention

USDA has awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers that will conduct research on nutrition education and obesity prevention in the US.


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Asynchronous drum motors

Interroll 113i, 138i, 165i and 217i asynchronous drum motors comply with the USDA guidelines for the sanitary design and fabrication of dairy processing equipment.


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Consumer advocate group urges USDA to address antibiotic-resistant Salmonella

After the White House issued its recent statements regarding action on antibiotic-resistant Salmonella, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is asking USDA to declare four antibiotic-resistant strains of the pathogen to be classified as adulterants under federal law.


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USDA supports organic growth, local food economies with grants

USDA will award more than $52 million to support the growth of the organic industry in addition to local and regional food systems through the use of five department grant programs.


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USDA adds funds to combat citrus greening

USDA is offering financial assistance to eligible Florida citrus growers for the removal of trees afflicted with Huanglongbing, commonly known a citrus greening, which has wreaked havoc on the state’s fruit supply.


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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.


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Chobani hires former Obama advisors and ‘MyPlate’ director

Greek yogurt producer Chobani is boosting its leadership team adding Robert Post as senior director for nutrition and regulatory affairs to help drive the brand’s nutrition strategies and promote the mission of “providing better food for more people.”


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Food safety and quality keep processor ahead of its competition

New processing/forming equipment is not only built for performance, it has food safety designed into every unit.
A family-owned business, JTM Food Group started more than 40 years ago in the retail meat industry and prides itself on working closely with customers to develop ideas for custom food products sold to schools, restaurants, healthcare groups, convenience stores and retail grocery stores.


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Enrollment for new dairy farm Margin Protection Program begins in September

Beginning Sept. 2, USDA said enrollment for the new dairy Margin Protection Program will be open to farmers.


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USDA resumes California citrus exports to China

USDA has reopened the Chinese market for California citrus allowing farmers to resume exports to the country this season.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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