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Dynamic integrated pest management says shoo fly, don’t bother me

A dynamic approach means efficient and long-term resolution.
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Chemical treatments require an expert to apply and don’t attack the cause of the problem.


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McDonald’s plans to “refocus core” to win back customers

The company says the timeline of last year’s menu additions stressed many restaurants.
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This year, McDonald’s will play up its classics, plus the quality of its coffee.


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Rabobank says virus will cause two-year shortfall in North American hog market

The firm forecasts significant impacts from PEDv, including an opportunity for poultry to step up.
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A simultaneous drop in beef production could exacerbate the dynamic.


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Industrial packaging manufacturers look to innovation to keep prices down

Low-cost recycled materials and new logistics strategies are helping manufacturers deal with new challenges.
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A serious supply shortage is placing pressure on manufacturers.


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Case history: Yeast foam detected, overflow stopped

Yeast is an essential ingredient of the fermentation process for brewers, but it can also be a problem for the brewery.
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Recently, Baumer helped the Carlsberg brewery solve a problem with leftover yeast from the fermentation process by using the CleverLevel switch.
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White House cybersecurity officials to speak at April seminar

The event is sponsored by the Automation Federation, ISA and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center.
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Administration officials will discuss the recently unveiled US Cybersecurity Framework.


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ISA announces Cybersecurity Conference for June 2014

The conference will be held from June 9-14 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI.
By Shane O'Halloran
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It will be held as a sub-conference of THE BIG M Manufacturing Convergence.
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Rootworm evolving to eat GMO corn, say scientists

The insects were unable to survive exposure to Bacillus thuringiensis-infected corn, but resistance has been growing.
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Scientists say the first examples of resistance were found in 2009 in Iowa.
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UK Trading Standards Service cuts could hinder food safety enforcement

Public analysis labs for food testing have dropped from 15 to 11 over three years.
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In the wake of the horse meat scandal, one food safety expert says supply chain integrity is endangered by cuts.
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Food safety and auditing scholarships available now

The Food Marketing Institute is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Students majoring in food and agricultural science are welcome to apply.


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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 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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