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Next steps in food safety compliance measures

A glimpse at the first two provisions of FSMA and what they mean for manufacturers.

A glimpse at the first two provisions of FSMA and what they mean for manufacturers.


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Global genetically modified plantings increase 100-fold since 1996

Biotech crops have helped alleviate poverty and food insecurity in the developing world.

The developing world planted more biotech crops than industrialized nations for the first time ever.


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Caffeine regulation efforts complicated by lack of information, differing tolerance

Regulatory efforts are hampered by industry resistance and differing consumer reactions.

FDA limits on caffeine are different for energy drinks than other beverages.


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Nanomaterials: Promising technology, potential controversy

A lack of transparency surrounds the versatile new technology.

Some are calling for more information from food companies on nanomaterial use.


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Differing definitions of antimicrobial resistance make improvements difficult

Challenges arise from a lack of harmonization for the cut-off point for microbial resistance.

Integrated programs will help solve the problem of antimicrobial resistance.


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Real-time visibility of OEE quality metrics separates industry winners from losers

How can operations continue to improve after obvious measures have been taken?

Operations with real-time visibility of quality metrics outperform those that don’t.


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Agroterrorism defense: Are you prepared?

Researchers are studying ways to reduce risk in the food supply chain.

The first project was to determine vulnerabilities in the liquid egg supply chain.


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Growing consumer support for local food

A study shows US consumers value local over other factors.

Big box retailers and national supermarkets will have to overcome low trust in their ability to deliver local foods.


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Graphical shape, orientation and alignment: What do customers want?

If you’re not paying attention to packaging preferences, you could be leaving profits on the shelf.

Research into consumer preference shows inclinations toward certain graphical elements.


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Busy year for corporate mergers and acquisitions

Transactions increased in most categories.

The greatest increase from 2012 came in packaging and equipment mergers and acquisitions.


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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 October

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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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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