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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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Controlled drying of shelf-stable cheese

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Food processors learned long ago how to make foods shelf stable.
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Dairy industry works on bio-security

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The dairy industry has begun taking steps to increase "bio-security" of its processing system by drawing up specific industry-wide recommendations.
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FDA finalizes HACCP rule for juices

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized new regulations, proposed earlier this year, governing the processing of fruit and vegetable juices.
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Tech Update:<br>Is "In-Line" the Future of Irradiation?

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Irradiation is gaining greater acceptance in the food industry as a key component in the fight against Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and other food-borne pathogens.
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