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Food producer uses pneumatic conveying system to handle 20 tons of baker’s-like flour

New system increases safety, efficiency and energy savings with new pneumatic conveying system.
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Increased processing volume made the change necessary.


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Making sense of all that big data

For most processors, traditional daily reports are compiled too late to be useful.
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“Terabytes of data are spinning on our servers,” Dex Dutson, process control manager with ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston told attendees at ARC Advisory Group’s World Industry Forum held in Orlando in February.


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AFFI urges approval of petitions regarding broccoli shortage

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Frozen food manufacturers are encountering a shortage of broccoli and are looking to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to increase the supply.


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Battle over US sugar policy ensues

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Sugar producers and confectioners are engaged in a heated lobbying battle over US sugar policy, with producers pointing to a pair of USDA reports as evidence of needed support.


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IFT report may aid in resolving foodborne illness outbreaks

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A report to the Food and Drug Administration may help regulators resolve foodborne illness outbreaks earlier and enable the food industry to respond to them more quickly.


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Will Dole’s right sizing pay off?

The company sold businesses that generate about a third of its revenue.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Will the move get the fresh fruit and vegetable producer back on track?


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Fresh food sales continue to grow

At 30 to 60 percent of total food, grocery and personal spending, fresh foods are serious volume boosters.
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A Nielsen report offers insight into how much, where and why shoppers buy fresh food.


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Exports to China must comply with new restrictions

The rules are aimed at improving food safety of imported foods.
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Firms will require extra approval to export to China.


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The journey to continuous improvement

Check out these nine habits of highly effective continuous improvement teams to get started on the path to continuous improvement.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Is your operation getting the most out of its continuous improvement efforts?


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Supply chain management: Reaching for real-time

Real-time supply chain allows companies to adapt to changing market conditions on the fly.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Could your operation benefit from supply chain innovations?


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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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