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Another dot com bites the dust

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Another dot com company bit the dust when FoodUSA.com -- an on-line exchange handling the meat and poultry trades -- announced it would shut down after a deal it made to sell the business fell through.
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"New Plant of the Year" awards presented, 2001

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Executives involved in developing Food Engineering's 2001 "New Plant Of The Year," the Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee USA plant at Fort Worth, Tex. (FE June, '01), received the awards at Food Engineering's fifth annual PLANTtech Conference May 22 in Arlington Heights, Ill.
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Congress clears saccharin

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Former President Bill Clinton has been widely criticized for his last-minute presidential pardons but at least one was justified: his pardon of saccharin, falsely accused as a human carcinogen.
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American consumers confused over term "organic"

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Americans aren't sure what organic foods and beverages are, but are quite sure that they are better for them than non-organic foods, according to a recent study that Roper Starch Worldwide, Inc. conducted for organic food maker Walnut Acres.
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Shutdowns affect six food plants

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Three major food processors recently announced the closures of two plants each, though the reasons for the shutdowns varied. General Mills blamed sagging sales of Mexican food ingredients for the
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Humane slaughter oversight commences

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By the end of March, doctors of veterinary medicine are expected to be deployed to the 15 district office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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An August completion is expected for a new whey processing facility at Leprino Foods Co.'s Waverly, N.Y., mozzarella plant. The drying system will be housed in a 30,000 sq. ft.
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Hiccup in 2001 cheese production

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U.S. cheese production saw its first decline in 17 years in 2001, dropping almost 98 million lbs., or 1.2 percent, to 8.15 billion, U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates show, but
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Industry & People

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A call for entries has been issued for the Fifteenth DuPont Awards for Innovation in Packaging. The DuPont Awards is an international industry competition to recognizing innovation in food processing
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Booming lactoferrin market prompts plant expansion

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Major expansion is underway at Glanbia Ingredients Inc.'s whey processing facility in Gooding, Idaho, as the firm seeks to satisfy growing demand for the protein derivative lactoferrin. The plant has
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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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