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Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

The AMI foundation studied antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic RTE products

Researchers concluded a combined approach decreases and suspends the recovery of Lm populations.


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High levels of Roundup in soybeans

A new study from Norwegian researchers demonstrated high levels of glyphosate in GM-soy

Researchers tested GE-soy, conventional soy and organic soy to determine their nutrient and element compositional differences, as well as the presence of residues of herbicides and pesticides.


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Automation center addresses Michigan’s needs

The center in southeast Michigan offers affordable product lifecycle management (PLM) technologies training to local business leaders, employees, students and individuals

Automation Alley partners with Tata Technologies to offer classes.


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In automation, system availability is key

Machine operators expect efficiency, and for Big Drum Engineering, demand-oriented maintenance and fast troubleshooting through remote service are crucial

Big Drum Engineering says an emphasis on quick, efficient maintenance and troubleshooting is required to ensure safety and security.


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Food quality begins with company leadership

Food manufacturers must ensure standards for excellent quality are reflected throughout the entire supply chain, its technologies and standard operating procedures

PMMI Consultant Jeffrey Barach talks about what food and beverage manufacturers can do to improve product quality and what resources will be available to them at PACK EXPO.


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Study says it has evidence on the benefits of organic

A new study from the UK’s The Organic Center is claiming researchers have found evidence that organic crops, and food made from them, are nutritionally superior to alternatives

Researchers report organic crops and crop-based foods contain up to 60 percent more antioxidants than conventional foods.


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Growth of dairy industry dependent on acquisitions

Annual report from the Rabobank Group ranks the world’s top 20 dairy producers

Nestlé, Danone and Lactalis take the top spots.


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Study reveals danger of recalled yogurt mold

Duke University study finds fungus samples from Chobani yogurt recalled in 2013 contain Mucor circinelloides

Researchers say the mold may be a more serious threat than originally thought.


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Reduced sugar and salt top consumer food priorities

IFT panel focused on consumer preferences for new products that promote better health

More than 50 percent of consumers desire products with less salt or sugar.


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Top 10 trends to impact dairy industry

The Dairy Council of California released its top trends that will likely impact the dairy industry within the next one to three years

Trends include dairy fat as a villain in heart disease and challenges to milk consumption that stem from complex concerns.


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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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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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