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Increased funding for Slaughter Act enforcement

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Both the U.S. House and Senate HAVE approved a measure that would raise the budgeted amount for humane slaughter enforcement by $3 million.
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FDA still studying raw milk cheese

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to act on its review of the 60-day aging process for raw milk cheese, but continues to solicit opinions about the safety of that process.
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FDA urged to deny petition for expanded labels

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The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) and other industry groups are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny a consumer group's petition for additional food ingredient labeling requirements.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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Maple Leaf Bakery has broken ground on an $11 million expansion to its 80,000-sq.-ft. bakery in Roanoke, Va.
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Viruses unleashed on produce pathogens

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Can viruses that infect and kill bacteria naturally be used to rid fresh-cut produce of Salmonella and other food-borne pathogens?
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Lawmakers, industry members debate proposal for single safety agency

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The idea of a new, single agency charged with ensuring that everything Americans eat is held to the same safety standards isn't new, but lawmakers and food industry members are evaluating the concept with greater urgency in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the U.S.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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With the stroke of 11 samurai swords, the board of directors of ESKAY Corp. cut the ribbon in front of ESKAY's new 75,000-sq.-ft. headquarters October 1.
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Seafood leading cause of foodborne illness outbreaks, study says

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Contaminated seafood is the leading known cause of foodborne illness outbreaks, according to a new report published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
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NFPA, FDA focus on food allergens

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The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has released an industry "Code of Practice" for managing food allergens.
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USDA spinning wheat into packaging gold

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Researchers at the U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture (USDA) say they have used wheat to make "clamshell" sandwich containers that are more environmentally friendly than old polystyrene clamshells and that keep food warmer than the cardboard containers currently used by many fast-food restaurants.
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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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