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FDA continues to scrutinize meat supply

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Since September 11, FDA has devoted more of its resources to countering potential terrorist threats to the food supply.
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Field Reports: Real time information pays off for specialty meat company

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New system helps Premium Brands gain standardization and visibility over all operations, providing cost savings and better decision-making.
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Regulatory Watch:

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Two Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that would increase the federal government’s role in recalling most food products.
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Engineering R&D: Currents of change

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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David Reznik conducts research on the physics of wave phenomena to reduce water and biological oxidation.
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Food Packaging: Can quality control save cork closures?

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Winemakers continue to address closure options.
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Gradual Immersion Principle

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Until the $10 million, 233,000-sq. ft. Wisconsin facility implemented a warehouse management system, it couldn’t grow the business.
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Regulatory Watch: Label language standoff between manufacturers and FDA

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The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) says the government “should permit, even encourage, the communication of all forms of truthful, non-misleading, and well-substantiated statements” on the labels and labeling of food products.
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Food Packaging: Package and process deliver ESL soup

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Airtight packaging and a quick-chill process that extends refrigerated shelf life to 45 days are helping San Francisco-based Heartland Soups gain a Bay-area foothold in the emerging health-conscious food market.
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Managing Software: Are new FDA regulations headed your way?

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While 21 CFR Part 11 is optional, it may already apply to you.
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Food Packaging: Sports drink packaged for pre-teens

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Container gripability is a function of hand size, and packagers increasingly are designing their containers for easy gripping by children in the 8 to 12 age group.
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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