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New interactive database of dairy plants launched

Dairy Plants USA contains information on 1,300 plants.
Processors, engineers, suppliers and job seekers will all benefit from the database.
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Food Manufacturers See their Future at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013

Show floor features new technologies and insights as well as networking opportunities.

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

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Plant Openings & Expansions: October 2013

 Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions

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New poultry, hog inspection protocols under fire

The Government Accountability Office says there is insufficient data to verify the quality or safety of food these programs could deliver.

 Other media sources claim the pilot programs fail to stop contaminated meat from entering the supply chain.

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Industry & People News: October 2013

 Announcements about new hires, staff promotions, association news, awards, mergers and acquisitions

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Plant Openings and Expansions: September 2013

 Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions

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State of Food Manufacturing 2013: Slowly Trending Upward

A lack of consumer confidence, prolonged unemployment and concern about regulations still hinder strong economic growth.

 Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive. 

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Manufacturers must confront ticking “biological clock” to realize growth

The manufacturing sector is heavily populated with workers over age 45.

Generation Y is expected to constitute 75 percent of the workforce by 2025.

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Benchmarking food waste in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors

While the manufacturing sector creates more waste, it also diverts more of it from landfills.

Only 8.5 percent of the food waste generated in the US in 2011 went to landfills and incinerators.

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Looking ahead: Dairy industry trends & challenges

A new study highlights continued consolidation, mega-farms and new shelf-stable packaging formats among key trends, as 80 percent of respondents cite need for new technology.
The results were presented at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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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.


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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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