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Federal ethanol mandates mean higher grocery bills for consumers, inferior feed for meat producers

High corn demand has commodity prices up and farmers using distiller’s dried grains as feed.
February 13, 2013

Higher prices have led to decreased spending on consumer goods and services, hindering economic recovery.


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Busy year for corporate mergers and acquisitions

Transactions increased in most categories.
February 13, 2013

The greatest increase from 2012 came in packaging and equipment mergers and acquisitions.


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AMI reminds federal government of meat and poultry inspection obligation

A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
February 12, 2013
A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
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Guelph Food Technology Center and NSF International merging

The merger will strengthen the public health and food safety missions of each organization.
February 12, 2013
The merger will strengthen the public health and food safety missions of each organization.
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EC to permit use of lactic acid on beef carcasses

The treatment has been approved in the US for several decades.
February 6, 2013
The treatment has been approved in the US for several decades.
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FSMA: Review risk mitigation strategies and insurance policies

The rules have been released for 120 days of public comment.
February 6, 2013

FDA released for 120 days of public comment the first two of five food safety standards.


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Plant Openings & Expansions: February 2013

February 6, 2013

Cargill Meat Solutions is expanding its Marshall, MO case-ready meat facility with a new $15 million value-added foods production line.


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Industry & People: February 2013

February 6, 2013

Snack food maker Shearer’s Foods has been sold to Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm.


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Hostess chooses new stalking horse bidder for Drake’s cakes

McKee Foods will pay $27.5 million for the brand.
January 29, 2013
McKee Foods will pay $27.5 million for the brand.
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TECH FLASH

Operations under a microscope

Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
January 28, 2013
Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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