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Remote monitoring system provides needed oversight for egg company

The system allows greater functionality by providing smartphone monitoring and control

With its automated feed mill operating 14-16 hours a day, Schipper Facilities Manager Dan Berghorst says additional oversight equipment was necessary.


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Perfecting product inspection

PMMI answers questions on implementing effective inspection procedures to prevent recalls and product contamination

Food inspection technology helps manufacturers provide consistent quality, prevent food safety issues and improve the bottom line.


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Tyson wins fight over Hillshire Brands

The back-and-forth battle to acquire Hillshire Brands ends with a substantially increased offer from Tyson foods.

Pilgrim’s Pride withdraws its bid to acquire Hillshire Brands after Tyson Foods raises offer.


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Newly released Obama regulatory plan shows slow progress on key initiatives

Food safety initiatives like the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection will see further delays in implementation.

The plan details regulatory and deregulatory activities under development throughout the federal government


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Manufacturers replace silicon dioxide with organic rice hulls

Under an order from the USDA, food manufacturers that switch to using product made from organic rice hulls can keep organic claim.

RIBUS’s Steve Peirce discusses the applications of these products as a replacement to silicon dioxide.


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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.

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.

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

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

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

Food and beverage packaging solutions receive three gold awards.


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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.

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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 October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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