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Moving forward: 2014 opportunities and challenges

As the world becomes smaller, new technologies drive compliance and growth

We ask Tom Egan of PMMI to share some insights on the coming year in food and beverage processing.

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Biogas project to demonstrate model of sustainability

A renewable, clean energy source will be created from the raw nutrients of livestock waste.The project is projected to cost $100 million.
The project is projected to cost $100 million.
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Top food trends to watch for in 2014

New innovations in packaging and flavors have consumers keeping an eye out for these trends in the new year.
Sustainability and natural ingredients are all the rage.
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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.
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.”

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

Around 41,000 pounds of the substance were sold in 2013.

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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.


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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FE September 2014

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

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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