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Plain talk about food labels

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NFPA endorses presenting information on allergens in terms that consumers can readily understand
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Industry & People

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ABB, the global technology company, announced that it has acquired a minority interest in the Swedish software maker, Industrial & Financial Systems AB (IFS)
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Foodborne illness "sprouting" from unusual source

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Guess what the biggest source of foodborne illness in California was between 1996 and 1998. Meat? Eggs? Contaminated water?
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Survey to determine fate of proposed food e-business

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Penn State University, University Park, Penn., is considering developing an e-business program with unique applications to the food processing industry.
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Hormel launches first UHP meat products in U.S.

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Hormel Foods is the first U.S. food manufacturer to market meat products processed with ultrahigh pressure (UHP) technology.
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Researchers map Salmonella genome

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Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have mapped and sequenced the genome for Salmonella typhimurium, one of the leading agents of foodborne disease.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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San Diego-based SureBeam Corp., is constructing its third e-beam service center near Los Angeles.
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Public Citizen files complaint against irradiated meat company

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Consumer watchdog Public Citizen has filed a false advertising complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the web site of Huisken Meats Inc. tells consumers that its ground beef products have been electronically pasteurized instead of irradiated.
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Report alleges problems with model chicken inspections

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A report compiled by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) suggests that as many as 40 percent of chickens heading to supermarket from plants participating in an experimental "model'' inspection program were contaminated with sores, scabs and other defects.
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Greenpeace says corn dogs contain Starlink

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Environmental group Greenpeace says it has detected traces of an unapproved, gene-altered corn variety in vegetarian corn dogs produced by Kellogg Co, and has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to seek a recall of the product.
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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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2014 September

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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