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BOC and RGF Environmental form ozone alliance

Suppliers BOC and RGF Envir-onmental Group of West Palm Beach, Florida, have formed a strategic alliance to market ozone-based applications for treating e-coli, listeria, salmonella and other microbes.
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Are Americans squeezing in a fourth daily meal?

The standard three meals a day may be falling by the wayside, with breakfast, lunch and dinner now being supplemented by an unofficial fourth meal -- the afternoon snack -- according to a study by Chicago-based Mintel International Group.
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P&G marketing Vulcan technology

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Company has begun exploring licensing opportunities for its "Reliability Engineering" technology -- a system it says has saved the company considerable sums in manufacturing costs during the past decade.
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Industry & People

Dallas-based Suiza Foods Corp. and Franklin Park, Ill.-based Dean Foods Co. announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which the two companies will merge to form a national dairy and specialty foods company with $10 billion in revenue.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Construction has been completed on a new 170,000-sq. ft. distribution center for Alliant Foodservice, Inc.
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Public uncertain about GMOs, study reveals

Americans don't know a lot about genetically modified food ingredients, but still want to be advised of any foodstuff that contains it, according to a consumer survey by the Pew Charitable Trust, a newly formed nonprofit group hoping to stimulate debate on the topic among biotech companies, green groups and federal policymakers.
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Another dot com bites the dust

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

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

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"

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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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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