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Reusable shopping bags: proceed with caution

While convenient and certainly green in terms of bag disposal, the reusable grocery bag can prove very dangerous if not cleaned properly after use.

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FDA should assure consumers BPA is no longer used in baby bottles

Even though manufacturers are no longer using BPA to make baby bottles, consumers are still not sure this is true.

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Practical test for E. coli serogroups

This test can find non-O157 STEC serogroups-O26, O45, O103, O111, O121 and O145.

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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Frito-Lay Casa Grande Plant Attains Near Net Zero

Efficiency was built into Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande plant a quarter-century ago, but the snack maker takes the facility’s energy- and water-conservation systems to a new level with near net zero.
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Goya Foods upgrades its supply chain software performance

When manual methods could no longer keep up with 1,600 products, six plants and 14 DCs, it was time for an automated supply chain system.

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Boost productivity and profit by using a battery management system

Distribution centers using battery-powered forklifts and pallet trucks can reduce their battery count with an automated battery management system.

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USDA takes new steps to fight E. coli

Designation extends zero tolerance policy for E. coli O157:H7 to six additional serogroups.

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Food safety training lab opens in College Park, MD

The new lab is a joint effort of FDA, USDA, University of Maryland and Waters Corp.

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Food defense needs shoring up

Challenges remain for the food and agriculture sector in responding to potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

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Many adults unaware of key food safety practices

Eight in 10 adults who cook hamburgers or poultry burgers do not use a thermometer to determine doneness.

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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 September

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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