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It takes a village to achieve modern manufacturing success

Cooperation is key in today’s manufacturing environment.
May 13, 2013

No man or woman, and no department or job title, can function as an island in today’s competitive food and beverage manufacturing environment.


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Producers and processors split on dairy bill

At issue is a mandatory supply management program.
May 12, 2013
Producers prefer the language in last year’s stalled Farm Bill, while processors prefer the new amendment.
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Report lists most successful consumer packaged goods brands of 2012

New brands addressed longstanding wellness, convenience and indulgence trends.
May 12, 2013
Dannon Oikos yogurt took the top spot, continuing Greek-style yogurt’s strong performance.
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New data on sugar consumption can help manufacturers gauge dietary trends

US adults obtain about 13 percent of total caloric intake from added sugar.
May 12, 2013

Children obtain about 40 percent of added sugar from sweet beverages.


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How do closed-loop quality management strategies fail?

Closed-loop management is a tool in the race to produce quality goods quickly and cheaply.
April 28, 2013

Manufacturers need help striking a balance between quality and cost.


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California adds BPA to dangerous chemicals list

But the move does not ban the chemical from food packaging outright.
April 28, 2013

Packaging containing BPA will display a warning label.


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Food producer uses pneumatic conveying system to handle 20 tons of baker’s-like flour

New system increases safety, efficiency and energy savings with new pneumatic conveying system.
April 28, 2013

Increased processing volume made the change necessary.


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Making sense of all that big data

For most processors, traditional daily reports are compiled too late to be useful.
April 9, 2013

“Terabytes of data are spinning on our servers,” Dex Dutson, process control manager with ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston told attendees at ARC Advisory Group’s World Industry Forum held in Orlando in February.


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AFFI urges approval of petitions regarding broccoli shortage

April 9, 2013

Frozen food manufacturers are encountering a shortage of broccoli and are looking to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to increase the supply.


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Battle over US sugar policy ensues

April 9, 2013

Sugar producers and confectioners are engaged in a heated lobbying battle over US sugar policy, with producers pointing to a pair of USDA reports as evidence of needed support.


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