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Dutch firm pushes for global harmonization on allergy labeling

Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards.
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Fresh juice processor automates pasteurization with continuous process

Holland’s Hoogesteger first in Europe to use pulsed electric field technology to treat fresh juice
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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The processor extended shelf life from one week to 21 days.
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Automating food production in the future

“TrendWatcher” raises eyebrows at Dutch Food Valley Awards
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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New food processes will create new products with novel and sometimes strange ingredients, keeping future populations from starving.
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Complexity of systems, shortage of engineers spells trouble

One organization helps processors find qualified technical people
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With increasing software complexity and engineers retiring from the workforce, processors are faced with finding qualified people outside their walls.
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Prop 37 goes down swinging in California election

Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food, but this proposal was flawed.
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Had it passed, food and beverage processors would have been required to list GMO ingredients on the label. There are other solutions.
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Tertiary water reuse is a popular idea

Agricultural and industrial use account for 90 percent of the world's freshwater resources
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Not for drinking, recycled water for farming and some industrial applications holds promise in decreasing water shortages.
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Technical training partnership to prepare students for jobs

Robotics and advanced automation jobs are crying out for capable people
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The partnership will offer Mechatronics certificates to students preparing for high-tech jobs in manufacturing.
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Arsenic in your rice?

First, it was arsenic in fruit juices; now it's rice
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After the scary stories in January about arsenic and apple juice, now it’s rice.
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The problem with audits: a snapshot in time

In many recent foodborne illness outbreaks/recalls, processors passed audits with high marks
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Consumers may think audits equal safe food, but do they?
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Is nut butter recall a sign of an endemic problem at FDA?

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest says FDA has not been keeping up with implementing FSMA rules.
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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 September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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