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Sustainable food packaging: waste can be an underutilized resource

Georgia-Pacific’s John Mulahy discusses waste reduction and solutions to implement sustainable measures in the food industry

Manufacturers should view waste as an underutilized resource, address over or under design in packaging and get to know their consumers’ values.


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USDA unveils new poultry inspection system

Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line

New USDA food safety and inspection requirements draw both ire and praise.


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Kansas State University breaks ground on Bulk Solids Innovation Center

The facility will be used to study and develop the understanding of bulk solids materials handling

With bulk solids accounting for 80 percent of the items transported throughout the world, the new center will be the first of its kind in North America.


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OSI apologizes for food safety scandal and promises action in Shanghai

Chinese food and drug administration officials shut down Husi Food Co., Ltd. after reports the company sold expired meat

Chinese media outlet Dragon TV aired undercover footage of employees at the Shanghai facility casually placing meat that fell on the ground back into company supplies.


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The latest food packaging trends

Chris Cornyn, president of DINE marketing, discusses the ways consumers are driving innovations in the packaging industry

Experts say consumers are now the chief packaging officer, demanding packaging fulfill their personal needs.


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ARC: WMS market driven by omni-channel requirements

The ARC Advisory Group says the global market for warehouse management systems (WMSs) is driven by macroeconomic growth, demand for add-on modules and the omni-channel retail paradigm shift

In Europe, ARC says warehouse management systems suppliers are optimistic about growth prospects


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Food waste, a growing concern for consumers

With approximately 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, FutureFood 2050 seeks end to food waste

Experts share their innovative solutions to the world’s food waste crisis.


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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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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 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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