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Uptick in consumer suits over labeling

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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‘All-natural’ and good-for-you claims on food packages are fueling a growing number of class action suits.


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Tea time for connoisseurs

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The tea bag’s image can use some polishing, and what better way than to create a championship competition where the winners use an alternative to the standard flat-pack tea bag?


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Food Packaging

Customized packages find a niche

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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What Mars did for M&Ms, digital printing is doing for beer and other products in customizing and personalizing products, though US converters are just beginning to tap those capabilities.


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Food Safety

Current testing is not advancing food safety

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Finished product testing, by itself, isn’t adequate to guarantee the safety of foods.


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Field Reports

Freezer ceiling fans keep the stalactites away

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Ice forming on freezer ceilings is a food safety regulatory issue and a sign of energy waste.


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Organic mushroom producer automates track and trace

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Producer meets PTI and FSMA objectives while elevating quality with a paperless electronic system.


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Manufacturing News

Caffeine: Use responsibly

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Like alcohol, sugar, fat and salt, caffeine used in moderation is relatively safe and has benefits as well.


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Regulatory Watch

Majority of Americans think Fed should stay out of milk pricing

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When the 2012 Farm Bill stalled in the US House of Representatives this fall, dairy processors doubled down in their opposition to a key provision—the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, under which the government could act to keep milk prices from falling below certain levels.


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Regulatory Watch

Fueled by trade missions and free trade agreements, US ag exports expected to grow

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USDA projects US agricultural exports will surge to $145 billion in 2013, up from $96.3 billion in 2009.


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Plant Openings & Expansions: January 2013

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Unique Pretzels Bakery, Inc. broke ground on a new 36,000-sq.-ft. factory and 37,500-sq.-ft. warehouse expansion project in Reading, PA.


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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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