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Vegetable processor improves productivity and capacity of canning operation with a fully automated retort room

Far less labor is required in the new high-efficiency system.
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Due to the processing’s seasonal nature, 24 hour per day, seven day per week uptime is required.
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ISA to develop new mission-critical professional certification program

The new program is part of a $23 million grant from the Department of Labor to prepare workers for careers in “mission-critical operations.”
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ISA’s program will focus on industrial operations, a point of focus for many food and beverage processors.


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Cybersecurity certificate program based on ISA99/IEC 62443 series introduced

Those who complete a two-day course and a multiple-choice exam will be eligible to receive the certificate.
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Developed by ISA in conjunction with its sister organization Automation Federation, the certificate is designed to help automation professionals acquire a command of industrial cybersecurity terminology.


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FPSA weighs in against mandatory finished products testing

The organization says such testing would be an unnecessary financial and logistical burden.
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The statement says environmental monitoring is a sufficient primary tool for pathogen detection.
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New guidelines reduce risk of Salmonella in pork production

FSIS implemented updated Salmonella performance standards for poultry in 2011.
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As a result, market hogs now have the highest permissible Salmonella content of all raw carcass classes.
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3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. invites Student Travel Scholarship Award applications

The program will help students participate in the organization’s annual education program, to be held May 12-16.
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To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full time in a food technology, food science, dairy science or related program.
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Stevia’s future looking sweet

Sales of the sweetener are projected to reach $490 million in 2016.
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Around 41,000 pounds of the substance were sold in 2013.


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Smithfield to suppliers: Ditch gestational crates

The pork processor is encouraging suppliers to switch to group houses by 2022.
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The company says while the change is not required, suppliers that do not comply will be much less likely to have their contract renewed.


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McDonald's announces sustainable beef initiative

No standards for sustainable beef have been defined, but an organization has been established to do so.
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The fast food giant will begin to source sustainable beef in 2016.


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Cheerios will be GM-No

The new formulation will be on store shelves soon.
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General Mills has not changed its official position on the safety of bioengineered products.
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