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Solar field shares ‘love’ of renewable energy

A field of solar panels on New Caledonia’s largest island is being constructed in the shape of a heart for local beverage company Froico SA

The unique field design was inspired by an area of nearby wild mangrove vegetation that has naturally taken a heart shape.


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Rising baking & snack consumption offers opportunities for manufacturers

Zeroing in on critical trends to turn industry growth into sales growth

Baking and snack brand owners must update their processing and packaging operations with technologies that position them ahead of the curve.


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ISA issues response to cybersecurity workforce development report

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is challenging a report that suggests the need for a unified national strategy

The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity sets out guidelines for owners and operators to identify, assess and manage cyber risk.


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HART, Fieldbus boards approve merger

Known as FieldComm, the organization has the goal of leading process automation communications and integration technologies

Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller was elected as chairman of the new board.


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ABB teams up with UN initiative to promote energy efficiency

The company aims to help accelerate a global shift to energy-efficient appliances and equipment

The UN says global electric consumption could be reduced by about 1,500 terawatt-hours by 2030.


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FDA revises four proposed FSMA rules

When finalized, the rules will implement portions of FSMA to help prevent foodborne illness

The revisions seek to be more flexible, practical and targeted.


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Antibiotic resistance a priority for the nation and food industry

US officials say the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become a threat to public health and the economy

President Barack Obama says fighting the bacteria will require a strategic, coordinated and sustained effort.


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Seeing the big picture of sustainability

Materials, equipment and logistics all play a role in evolving the sustainability of manufacturers

Though sustainability solutions are rarely restricted to a single focus, packaging plays an important role in cost effectively minimizing waste, without sacrificing form or function.


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Leading beverage companies pledge to reduce calories by 20 percent

The companies are using a two-pronged approach to reach their goal by 2025

The Clinton Foundation, along with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, works with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper to form a landmark agreement.


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China’s love of the West draws packaging changes

As China’s population changes eating habits and shopping behaviors in response to Western influences, manufacturers need to meet new packaging needs

Chocolates, coffee, cheese, ice cream and soft drinks are among the most desired Western products.


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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.

Podcasts

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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2014 September

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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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