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Fresh Today, Safe Next Week

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The same technologies that deliver pathogen-free foods are the ones that extend shelf life.
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The Outsource Option

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Food companies are taking a closer look at outsourcing production, support services and even management responsibilities.
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TechnologyUpdate: Standards lead the way to flexible

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ISA S88 and S95 provide key frameworks for organizing batch operations
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Tech Update<br>Sanitation 101

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With product recalls escalating, food companies are re-evaluating the most effective ways to provide sanitary conditions plantwide.
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No run of the mill upgrade for cheese line

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The milling of cheese to a fine particle size is critical to the operations of parmesan cheese maker Isanti Foods, but, until recently, it has also been a source of problems for the Dalbo, Minn.-based processor.
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French put accent on innovation at processing and packaging shows

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Some 170,000 visitors from 124 countries converged on the outskirts of Paris in late November to view exhibits, swap business cards and -- being France -- break bread at IPA and Emballage 2000, Europe's answer to the Pack Expo/IAFIS double-whammy held earlier in November at Chicago's McCormick Place.
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Murano confirmed

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Elsa Murano to be Under Secretary of Food Safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Nutrient claims authorized for choline

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized nutrient content claims for choline, the first to be allowed under the Food & Drug Administration Modernization Act.
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Membrane package finds export niche

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Cost has been the greatest obstacle for Landec Corp.'s IntelliPac packaging system in cracking the modified atmosphere packaging arena, and a successful program featuring iceless broccoli crowns with a 21-day shelf life for the Japanese market appears to have solved it.
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Straw puts pop in drink sales

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Milk, juices and sports drinks in grab-and-go bottles are flying off retail shelves nationwide, yet a Michigan dairy was able to increase velocity by inserting a pop-up straw in 16-oz. PET containers, producing double-digit sales gains despite a bump in prices from 69 to 79 cents.
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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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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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