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When supply chains are disrupted, the cloud can keep you connected

Unexpected supply chain disruption can cause big problems if all stakeholders aren’t on the same page.
September 25, 2013

Cloud technology can help companies keep track of inventory, productivity or the availability of alternative suppliers even when disaster strikes.


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FDT approved as national automation standard of China

The approval will allow multinational companies to deploy automation platforms on a global scale.
September 25, 2013

Adoption of the standard should improve device integration and asset management capabilities.


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OSHA: Agriculture industry records highest fatality rate of any sector

The 2012 fatality rate was actually better than 2011’s.
September 25, 2013

Grain engulfments are a major hazard in agricultural production.


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Looking ahead: Dairy industry trends & challenges

A new study highlights continued consolidation, mega-farms and new shelf-stable packaging formats among key trends, as 80 percent of respondents cite need for new technology.
September 25, 2013
The results were presented at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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CSPI says CDC antibiotic resistance report doesn’t offer steps to food safety

Critics say the agency is overly vague about antibiotic abuse in food production animals.
September 25, 2013

Among the data, CDC found that 22 percent of resistant illnesses are linked to foodborne hazards


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ISA urges inclusion of ANSI/ISA99 in national cybersecurity framework

Automation Federation has worked closely with the government in an advisory capacity.
September 25, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has spearheaded the campaign.


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Federal legislation seeks to create standard front-of-package label

It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.
September 25, 2013

The Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced by three Congressional Democrats.


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FDA to hold food defense workshops

The agency will demonstrate its new Food Defense Plan Builder software.
September 24, 2013

Meetings will take place in October and November.


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Will Coke’s sweetener-safety offensive work?

Soft drink sales are declining, due in part to mistrust of low-calorie sweeteners.
September 11, 2013

Coke’s new ad campaign defends the safety and nutritional value of aspartame.


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Survey shows skepticism over organic, renewed trust in natural

After years of gains in the category, new survey data shows skepticism over organic claims.
September 11, 2013

Trust in natural claims is on the rise.


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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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