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Green, by the way

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Functionality usually takes a back seat or rides shotgun with environmentally friendly packaging materials, but that’s not the case with a new polymer film from the Australian firm Plantic Technologies Ltd.
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Store-wrapped beef’s Waterloo?

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Case-ready meat has replaced in-store wrapping for many products, and a new film provides another opportunity for centralized packaging in vacuum bags.
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Drop the knife, and move away from the pork

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Tool-less opening of primal cuts in foodservice and back-of-house retail operations has come to pork, a year after Sealed Air Corp.’s Cryovac division introduced the feature to bags used in beef shipments.
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Industry & People: August 2012

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Gary Saunders was selected as the new president and CEO of Magnum Systems.
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Plant Openings & Expansions: August 2012

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Living Essentials LLC plans to expand its Wabash, IN facility, investing $30 million.
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GMA questions cereal study

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The food industry is taking exception to a “Cereal Facts” study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. 


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Water reuse—penny wise, millions of dollars smart

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With the lack of rainfall in the heartlands causing grain futures to trend upward and water shortages on everybody’s mind, conserving and reusing water has been a major push for several food and beverage processors.
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Reciprocating retorts

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Rapid movement can dramatically reduce cycle times in retorts, but controlling the force created by a heavy basket’s motion required years of additional development.
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IDFA concerned about Farm Bill

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Pressure is growing on the Republican-led House of Representatives to pass its version of the 2012 Farm Bill after the Senate approved its version in late June.


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10th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Intelligent Maintenance Best Practices

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For an accurate reflection of trends in maintenance management and parts and components inventory practices, Food Engineering asks the front-line professionals.


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