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Survey reveals a ‘new normal’ when it comes to post recession shopping

Results of the survey reveal companies need to adopt a new approach.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Deloitte’s American Pantry Study says consumers aren’t ready to forget the past, and their conservative shopping habits prove it.


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Program encourages children to pursue engineering careers

ABB launches STEM exhibit in Raleigh to embrace science and engineering.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Children’s hands-on engineering learning experience opens at museum after $1 million grant from ABB.


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Tyson Foods offers to purchase Hillshire Brands

Poultry company joins the fight to acquire Hillshire
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Tyson Foods Inc. offers to purchase Hillshire Brands, increasing the offer proposed by Pilgrim's Pride announced earlier this week.


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Ireland poised for growth in dairy production, value-added ingredients

When European milk price quotas come to an end next year, the Irish dairy industry expects a business boom
By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Dairy processors focus on growth, continuous improvement and sustainability.


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DuPont honors excellence in packaging

16 awards given out at this year’s event from a field of 200 entries
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Food and beverage packaging solutions receive three gold awards.


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Sercos announces new board of directors

Six new members elected to the board, Bürger named chairman
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Organization selects new members at its Hannover Fair meeting.


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Machine vision and the automated warehouse

Highly automated warehouses can increase efficiencies with technologies underpinned by machine vision systems
By Shane O'Halloran
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Lower prices and improved capabilities have made vision systems a viable economic choice for many warehouse and distribution centers.


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Rockwell Automation expands PartnerNetwork Program

Program welcomes approximately 12 new companies
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Company says new additions will help solve manufacturing and automation challenges.


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Electropolishing cuts cleaning time in removing stubborn deposits

New report shows surfaces produced by electropolishing can cut costs and increase food safety.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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A recent report by Keith Raney of UltraClean Electropolish Inc. and Richard Avery, consultant to the Nickel Institute Inc., details the ability of an electropolished surface to reduce cleaning time to remove stubborn deposits not removed by usual clean-in-place methods.


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British Retail Consortium introduces new Agents and Brokers Standard

SGS UK awards Mardon first ever global standard for auditing and certifying agents and brokers in the food supply chain
By Shane O'Halloran
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BRC began to develop the standard following the horsemeat scandal in the UK, when it identified the weak link in the supply chain as the lack of traceability back to source for food products.


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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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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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