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Summer's Salmonella summons scrutiny

Weaknesses in food safety policy, organization and communications were all displayed during summer’s outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul, according to a report released by the Produce Safety Project (PSP), an initiative
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Asia Pacific group launches food safety training

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) applauded the leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum for launching the APEC Partnership Training Institute Network for food safety (PTIN). The APEC
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Cover Story: How Green Was My Factory

Eighteen wind turbines make an elegant statement along the roofline of Kettle Foods’ southern Wisconsin plant. The low-power installation was preferred over solar as an alternative energy source. Source: AeroVation
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Field service management market to grow

The worldwide market for field service management (FSM) solutions is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% over the next five years, says a study from the ARC Advisory Group. 
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OMAC Integration Symposium

The second annual OMAC Integration Symposium will be held at the Partners in THINC Facility in Charlotte, NC, December 3-4, 2008. The event agenda will focus on Total System Evolution-a theme that embraces all industries and is vital to the advancement and improvement of processes, business functions and the ability to meet customers’ changing needs.
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Free food safety kit for food industry employees

FDA, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Agriculture, launched its food defense awareness training kit for first line food industry employees. The training targets these individuals because they play an important role in helping to keep our nation’s food supply safe from the farm to the table.
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Avoid sludge, but how?

Sewage sludge can contain disease-causing microbes, synthetic chemicals and heavy metals that can cause acute and chronic disease. Many of these contaminants can persist in soil for centuries and can enter the food system through crops grown on sludge-treated land, as well as animals that graze on contaminated land.
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Fuel cell decreases plant's external energy requirements

Pepperidge Farm Inc. installed a 1.2 megawatt (MW) fuel cell power plant at its state-of-the-art bakery in Bloomfield, CT. Manufactured by FuelCell Energy Inc., the fuel cell is now the biggest power source for this 260,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, and represents the largest single commercial fuel cell power plant in the US.
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Listeria still crawling around

While the major Listeria outbreak in Canada has subsided, two unrelated recalls still show the possibility of Listeria contamination in foods north and south of the Canadian border.
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Energy Management: Your New Competitive Edge

Reclamation of thermal heat is a conspicuous example of the many energy initiatives underway as the food industry rethinks the ROI on energy management.
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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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