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Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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MOM software’s 11 most popular applications

For now, more operations are choosing to implement the software on an application-by-application basis.
Incidences of full-suite implementation are rarer.
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5 signs it’s time to update your food product packaging

Does your packaging accurately portray your company’s image?

New technologies and innovations mean manufacturers that don’t update theirs could lose sales.


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Fears over food safety on the rise in China

A new study shows food safety is the fastest growing concern in the nation.

Food safety scandals have plagued China in recent years.


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Food trends 2013: Manufacturers must confront ticking biological clock to realize growth

The manufacturing sector is heavily populated with workers over age 45.

Generation Y is expected to constitute 75 percent of the workforce by 2025.


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Benchmarking food waste in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors

While the manufacturing sector creates more waste, it also diverts more of it from landfills.

Only 8.5 percent of the food waste generated in the US in 2011 went to landfills and incinerators.


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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.

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.

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.

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.
The results were presented at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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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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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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