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Industry associations endorse dietary guidelines

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

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Food Safety Audits: Meeting the Certification Challenge Head On

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Certification programs under the GFSI umbrella are taking root in North America , though not without some growing pains and process changes for food manufacturers.
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Bottling company sees 2 percent efficiency improvement in five months

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Implementing factory floor software let operators take ownership of performance and make significant improvements.

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Plan metal detection and conveying systems carefully

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Processors that buy metal detection systems without due consideration to e conveying systems could find integration more difficult.

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Food safety bill about food defense as well

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While much attention has been paid to reducing contamination due to foodborne illness, many processors have not spent as much time addressing security issues.

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Cut the salt even more

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The American Heart Association now recommends all Americans cut their salt intake to no more than 1,500 mg per day.

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Asset Management: Aligning Man and Machine

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A coordinated approach to asset management has value for facilities, equipment and the people responsible for both.
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Plant Security: Access Granted

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The potential for malicious behavior in food manufacturing is an ongoing issue, but security concerns also extend to workers and the controls that run today’s plants.
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KeHE DC sees 300 percent productivity gain with automated material handling system

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Natural food industry giant’s Allentown, PA distribution center achieves 99.9 percent order accuracy and cuts operating costs per square foot in half.

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US Senate passes FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

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The legislation passed by a vote of 73 to 25.

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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.

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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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