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Energy reduction goals set

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25% over the next ten yearsThe US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) set ambitious goals to reduce energy use and carbon emissions in the
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GMA says irradiation is safe

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White paper gives thumbs upThe Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) released Food Irradiation: A Guide for Consumers, Policymakers and the Media, a science policy white paper.According to Robert Brackett, GMA chief
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Bisphenol A OK in packaging materials

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Although BPA appears safe, proceed with caution still appliesOn January 30, the US FDA and Health Canada’s Health Products and Food Branch hosted a meeting of US and Canadian manufacturers
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FDA still under fire for peanut butter crisis

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The FDA should produce food plant inspection recordsA key member of the US Senate is losing patience with FDA over food safety issues. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the
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Food Safety at the Crossroads

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The recent peanut paste recall-largest ever in terms of supply chain-points to the urgency of food safety today.
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New FDA Recall tool now online

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Updated tool released by FDA provides the latest recall informationTo make it easier to keep up with the peanut product recall, FDA provides this special tool to make it easier
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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Innovative products sustain manufacturing companies, and managing the intellectual property underpinning those products is critical.
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Industrial market tunes into wireless

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Industrial protocols expected to see 50% CAGRThe worldwide market for industrial infrastructure wireless networking products exceeded $299 million in 2007, says a supply-side analysis report from VDC Research. Despite current
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<i>Salmonella</i> recall tsunami involves more than 70 processors

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The contamination was traced back to a Georgia plantAs part of its ongoing investigation of peanut butter paste supplier Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), FDA advised Kellogg Company that Salmonella
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SERCOS and FDT pull together for open systems

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The SERCOS and FDT open standards user organizations have agreed to create an addendum to the FDT specification for SERCOS III. Therefore, SERCOS III will be the first high-performance real-time
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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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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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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