Articles Tagged with ''regulation''

Engineering R&D

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Have a robotics work cell project in a meat plant?

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Berkeley becomes first city to pass sugary drinks tax

Succeeding where others have failed in recent years, residents of Berkeley, California overwhelmingly voted to impose a law taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, which includes sodas.

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Coalition urges Congress to act on COOL law

In an effort to circumvent retaliation from Canada and Mexico, a coalition of more than 100 food companies and organizations are urging Congress to rescind elements of the country-of-origin labeling law (COOL law).

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to foie gras ban

The US Supreme Court has thrown out a challenge to the 2004 California law that prohibits the sale of foie gras, according to the Associated Press.

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Food Safety


While it may not seem like much is happening, a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.
If you’re in the seafood or juice industry, each of which fall under HACCP rules, FSMA’s HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls) doesn’t apply to your business—and probably won’t in the future.

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Manufacturing News

GRAS: The “S” doesn’t stand for secret

In a study released earlier this year by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), concerns were raised about a loophole in the Food Additives Amendment of 1958 for substances designated by food manufacturers as generally recognized as safe.

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Dairy industry says Canadian, EU trade agreement would restrict US market access

The dairy industry has voiced its opposition of the recent European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), arguing the agreement contains provisions on geographical indications, and reallocates a portion of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for cheese to the EU, which would create trade barriers for the US dairy industry that would limit its access to the Canadian market.

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Federal judge rejects suit over California egg law

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by six states that contested the California law, signed in 2010, that does not permit the sale of eggs from hens kept in cramped spaces, local news outlets reported.

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Antibiotic resistance a priority for the nation and food industry

US officials say the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become a threat to public health and the economy

President Barack Obama says fighting the bacteria will require a strategic, coordinated and sustained effort.

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US Treasury targets corporate inversion tax benefits

In an effort to crack down on companies relocating outside the US for tax benefits, the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued its first steps on a targeted approach to reduce the tax benefits—and when possible, stop—corporate tax inversions.

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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.


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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2014 November

In the November 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about the Sustainable Plant of the Year, Smithfield Foods. Also, discover good reasons to consider a plant renovation project.

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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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