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OSI apologizes for food safety scandal and promises action in Shanghai

Chinese food and drug administration officials shut down Husi Food Co., Ltd. after reports the company sold expired meat

Chinese media outlet Dragon TV aired undercover footage of employees at the Shanghai facility casually placing meat that fell on the ground back into company supplies.


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The latest food packaging trends

Chris Cornyn, president of DINE marketing, discusses the ways consumers are driving innovations in the packaging industry

Experts say consumers are now the chief packaging officer, demanding packaging fulfill their personal needs.


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ARC: WMS market driven by omni-channel requirements

The ARC Advisory Group says the global market for warehouse management systems (WMSs) is driven by macroeconomic growth, demand for add-on modules and the omni-channel retail paradigm shift

In Europe, ARC says warehouse management systems suppliers are optimistic about growth prospects


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Food waste, a growing concern for consumers

With approximately 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, FutureFood 2050 seeks end to food waste

Experts share their innovative solutions to the world’s food waste crisis.


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Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

The AMI foundation studied antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic RTE products

Researchers concluded a combined approach decreases and suspends the recovery of Lm populations.


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High levels of Roundup in soybeans

A new study from Norwegian researchers demonstrated high levels of glyphosate in GM-soy

Researchers tested GE-soy, conventional soy and organic soy to determine their nutrient and element compositional differences, as well as the presence of residues of herbicides and pesticides.


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Automation center addresses Michigan’s needs

The center in southeast Michigan offers affordable product lifecycle management (PLM) technologies training to local business leaders, employees, students and individuals

Automation Alley partners with Tata Technologies to offer classes.


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In automation, system availability is key

Machine operators expect efficiency, and for Big Drum Engineering, demand-oriented maintenance and fast troubleshooting through remote service are crucial

Big Drum Engineering says an emphasis on quick, efficient maintenance and troubleshooting is required to ensure safety and security.


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Food quality begins with company leadership

Food manufacturers must ensure standards for excellent quality are reflected throughout the entire supply chain, its technologies and standard operating procedures

PMMI Consultant Jeffrey Barach talks about what food and beverage manufacturers can do to improve product quality and what resources will be available to them at PACK EXPO.


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Study says it has evidence on the benefits of organic

A new study from the UK’s The Organic Center is claiming researchers have found evidence that organic crops, and food made from them, are nutritionally superior to alternatives

Researchers report organic crops and crop-based foods contain up to 60 percent more antioxidants than conventional foods.


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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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