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Shutdowns affect six food plants

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

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

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

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

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

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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FDA urges industry to step up food security

U.S. farms, processors, restaurants and supermarkets can take a number of steps to better protect the nation's food supply, including conducting criminal background checks on employees, safeguarding water supplies and
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Industry & People

A tractor-trailer filled with more than 600 cases of cookies, snack cakes, donuts and other baked treats left Davenport, Iowa, bound for the 5,500 sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt,
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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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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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