Articles Tagged with ''sustainability''

USDA supports advancement of biofuels

USDA announced $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers in the country to support the production of advanced biofuels and awarded $4 million in additional grants to further the bioeconomy and reduce national dependence on foreign oil.


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Unilever to use only 100 percent sustainable palm oil in European foods

Unilever announced in its sustainable palm oil progress report that all palm oil directly sourced for its European Foods business will be 100 percent traceable and certified sustainable by the end of the year.


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Snack manufacturer fuels trucks with cooking oil

United Biscuits, an international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, is pioneering a sustainability initiative through the use of waste cooking oil to power its fleet of trucks.


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White House launches Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

US President Barack Obama has established the new Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture to promote greater international engagement on ways agriculture can help mitigate the impact of climate change.


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Refrigeration industry leaders organize Global Food Cold Chain Council

A number of leading companies that comprise the supply chain necessary to move cold food products around the world have launched a new organization known as the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) to tackle environmental issues.


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Food Packaging

Reclosable pop-up box for peanuts wins multiple awards

Brand visibility, consumer appeal and functionality are supported through a variety of innovations.
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.’s patented new PrimaPak pop-up box has garnered plenty of recognition as the first-ever reclosable, flexible, stackable package produced from engineered rollstock on proprietary vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) machinery.


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PepsiCo unveils new water-modeling tool

In a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), PepsiCo unveiled a new data management and modeling tool, named Hydro-BID, that estimates the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).


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Central American farmers generate energy from coffee wastewater

Positive results of a four-year project by UTZ Certified have proven it’s possible to generate energy by treating discharges from coffee mills.


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GMA report spotlights achievement in environmental sustainability

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has released a report highlighting progress in environmental sustainability, leadership and innovative business practices among food, beverage and consumer product companies that are working to reduce their environmental footprints.


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SeaWorld and Coke develop eco-friendly cup

Using Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle packaging technology, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment deputed a refillable plastic cup manufactured from plant-based materials.


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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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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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