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Injury and illness rates declined in 2000

Workplace injury and illness rates declined in 2000 to their lowest levels since the 1970s, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (LBS). Although the number of injuries and illness
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USDA to continue testing for Salmonella

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says its inspectors will continue to test for Salmonella in meat grinding plants, and won't hesitate to shut down plants that don't meet food
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FSIS delays effective date for final rule on water retention

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has delayed by a year the implementation date of the final rule on retained water in raw meat and poultry products until Jan.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Centennial Foods of Calgary opened its new food processing plant in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The plant will employ up to 190 people to make frozen meat products for markets in North
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Study identifies obstacles to e-commerce

B2B e-commerce won't become a reality unless manufacturers and retailers learn to trust each other enough to share information, according to a new "e-readiness study" conducted by Roland Berger &
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Attitudes about irradiation are changing

American consumers may be warming up to the idea of irradiation as a result of the technology's ability to eradicate anthrax spores in contaminated U.S. mail, according to a survey
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Americans head for the kitchen

After nearly a decade of year-over-year declines, the number of meals Americans prepared at home in 2000 inched upward for the first time since 1991/1992, the last recession, according to
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Bush backing biosecurity bill

The Bush administration is supporting a $3.25 billion Senate bill that would enhance the nation's ability to detect and respond to biological and chemical weapons attacks, according to various administration
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OSHA record-keeping rule takes effect

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) rule on record-keeping for work place injuries went into effect on January 1 as scheduled. However, OSHA has postponed three provisions of the
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Sara Lee Coffee & Tea Co. is expanding their Suffolk, Va., plant through the additional of a $93 million concentrated liquid coffee production line. This capital investment represents the largest
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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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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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