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Producers and processors split on dairy bill

At issue is a mandatory supply management program.
Producers prefer the language in last year’s stalled Farm Bill, while processors prefer the new amendment.
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Report lists most successful consumer packaged goods brands of 2012

New brands addressed longstanding wellness, convenience and indulgence trends.
Dannon Oikos yogurt took the top spot, continuing Greek-style yogurt’s strong performance.
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Natural antimicrobial coatings satisfy food safety requirements and extend shelf life

New research suggests the potential of natural antimicrobials in food packaging applications has been overlooked.

Antimicrobials are commonly used in packaging, but their use as direct food coatings has not yet caught on.

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Cage-free egg sales set to take off

Research suggests increased consumer knowledge will lead to changes in the types of eggs purchased.

Data shows consumers are overly optimistic about hen housing conditions.

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New data on sugar consumption can help manufacturers gauge dietary trends

US adults obtain about 13 percent of total caloric intake from added sugar.

Children obtain about 40 percent of added sugar from sweet beverages.

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The many sides of sanitation: What manufacturers should consider when enhancing sanitation measures

New FSMA provisions are expected to place even more stringent regulations on sanitation practices.
Tom Egan of PMMI discusses equipment sanitation as a component of advancing food safety standards.
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Automation for waste and wastewater treatment a growing market

Aging infrastructure and emerging economies mean investment in wastewater is needed.

Automation suppliers can play a role in meeting wastewater challenges.

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Informational silos stand in the way of strong food safety management systems

Manufacturers benefit from engaging all four key elements of an effective system.

Elements include HACCP plans, manufacturing operations management, instant traceability and recall management and single-source ERP.

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Largest ever food allergy study kicks off

Researchers will establish standard management practices and tools for food manufacturers.

A team at the University of Manchester will head up the research.

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Food safety initiatives survey reveals room for improvement

Lack of employee understanding and incomplete records were the largest barriers to effective training.

Just two-thirds of respondents reported satisfaction with current initiatives.

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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.


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