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Valve bag packaging for dry bulk foods: What are you missing out on?

Improvements in valve bag packaging have made the systems popular in Europe, but US manufacturers may still see them as messy or unreliable.
October 29, 2013

Why that perception should change.


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TECH FLASH

Zen Guide to Manufacturing Intelligence provides enlightenment on quality metrics

A new eBook shows how to use data beyond the shop floor.
October 29, 2013

The guide covers five steps in the journey to data-driven wisdom.


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TECH FLASH

Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation discuss merger

A combined organization could more comprehensively address field communications and intelligent device management.
October 29, 2013

A combined organization could more comprehensively address field communications and intelligent device management.


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TECH FLASH

OECD makes nanomaterial safety assessment recommendations

The group recommends existing chemical safety frameworks be used, but says they may need to be adapted.
October 29, 2013

Nanomaterials offer intriguing applications for food and beverage, but human and environmental risk has not been established.


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TECH FLASH

Washington GMO initiative down to the wire after support drops

An advertising blitz from both sides has evened out public opinion.
October 29, 2013

The outcome of Initiative 522 could help determine national rules on GMO labeling.


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TECH FLASH

10 steps to making analytics pay in manufacturing

Plant floor analytics have to be linked with customer-focused processes to be the most beneficial.
October 29, 2013

By choosing metrics to measure performance from a customer’s perspective, manufacturers can make analytics pay off.


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TECH FLASH

New interactive database of dairy plants launched

Dairy Plants USA contains information on 1,300 plants.
October 29, 2013
Processors, engineers, suppliers and job seekers will all benefit from the database.
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TECH FLASH

Food Manufacturers See their Future at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013

Show floor features new technologies and insights as well as networking opportunities.
October 29, 2013

The year’s largest forum for food processing and packaging featured more than 1,700 exhibitors.


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TECH FLASH

Expiration dates cause up to 90 percent of Americans to waste food

An estimated $900 million worth of expired foods is removed from grocery shelves each year.
October 15, 2013
NRDC recommends standardized dating systems and making sell by dates invisible to consumers.
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TECH FLASH

Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
October 15, 2013
Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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