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Beyond OSHA combustible dust compliance

Feed mill employs portable combustible dust central vacuum to remove fugitive grain dust.

When Missy Morrison, plant manager at Star Milling says she wants to avoid employee injuries at all cost, she’s not regurgitating a safety slogan but stating a legitimate objective.


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Anuga FoodTec 2015 set for March

Food and beverage industry professionals will reconvene once again at Anuga Food Tec, held this year in Cologne, Germany from March 24 to 27.

With the theme of “resource efficiency,” the fair seeks to reinforce its status as the cross-industry expo for food and beverage industry specialists and suppliers.


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US, China to protect common food names

The US dairy industry praised the results of recent meetings with China where officials committed to stronger protections for common food names.

The recent US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meetings should facilitate the export of products such as Feta and Parmesan cheese to China.


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New bipartisan bill confronts cyberattacks

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 authorizes the Department of Commerce to facilitate and support the development of voluntary standards to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

The bill is designed to strengthen and protect the nation’s economic and national security through public-private partnerships.


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FDA issues new assessment of BPA

FDA reaffirms its position that Bisphenol A (BPA) is safe at current levels of exposure.
The most recent FDA safety assessment of BPA for use in food contact applications was released in 2008, with additional low-dose update studies in 2009.


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Fresh food consumption to grow

Over the next five years, the consumption rate of fresh food will continue to grow, with the youngest generations driving the trend.

From 2003 and 2013, the consumption of fresh foods (including fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and eggs) grew by 20 percent to over 100 billion products.


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IPPE 2015

The 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Jan. 27-29. More than 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry representatives attended the event to interact with the 1,288 exhibitors on the show floor that covered more than 490,000 net square feet. At the show exhibitors demonstrated innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by firm in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products.

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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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Food Engineering

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2015 March

In this March 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how a surprise FDA audit could be serious if you're not recording key data.

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