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The next melamine scandal?

Pigs as muscular, lean, fat-burning machines produce much better protein when given clenbuterol, but how safe is it to consume their meat, ask Chinese food safety officials?

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Are you ready for Title III, FSMA 301?

If you’re importing food and beverages or ingredients from a foreign country, you’ll need two years’ worth of records and the ability  produce them in a flash to FDA. Software can help manage this arduous task.

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Federal government needs to reduce fragmentation in food safety oversight

The Food Safety Working Group is a first step in the right direction in reducing government fragmentation in the oversight of food safety, but more planning is required.

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Plant of the Year: Shearer's Foods Rethinks the Food Plant

Some additional upfront cost already is paying dividends to this manufacturing organization, with the biggest returns yet to come.
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Automation Federation, IMS extend automation competency model

The purpose is to ensure consistent course content in automation and assure that automation engineers have the same skills worldwide.

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Sanitary drum unloading systems can be lifesavers

Manual methods of drum unloading can be tedious, time-consuming, conducive to spreading bacteria and downright dangerous to employees. Automating drum unloading makes the process a lot safer.

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Field instrument update extends device "smarts"

Enhancements to the Electronic Device Description Language promise to make field instruments using this language much more flexible.

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FDA's bigger budget request impacts FSMA

While the 33 percent budget increase may help implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, getting all the elements operational is a challenge.

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Antibiotics lose potency as bugs develop resistance

Foodborne illness due to antibiotic resistance is an ever-increasing problem, needing more scrutiny.

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Industry associations endorse dietary guidelines

GMA member companies are ahead of the curve in lowering fat, sugar and salt in thousands of products.

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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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Food Engineering

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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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