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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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Who’s leading food safety education?

The federal government, cooperative extensions and public health agencies were identified as the most active organizations in educating consumers about food safety at home.

A North Carolina State University  survey determined the most involved organizations, the audiences they serve and the channels most frequently used to communicate safe food handling messages.


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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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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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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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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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