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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Trust in natural claims is on the rise.


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Five keys for low-temperature valve and fluid automation device selection

When temperatures drop, will your valves and fluid automation devices hold up?
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From selection and delivery to operations and maintenance, low temperatures can cause problems for fluid automation devices and valves.


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Top CFSAN annual priority to reduce foodborne illness rates

A recently released document lays out the center’s program priorities for the upcoming year.
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The plan focuses on preventive controls, reducing foodborne illness rates and improving public health indicators.


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Review your food safety strategies for National Food Safety Month

Is your operation compliant with new government food safety regulations?
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Food Engineering asked Joe Scioscia of VAI, an ERP solutions provider, about common obstacles to compliance.


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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 August

The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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