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Stable growth and demand patterns reveal room for cost optimization

Stabilizing patterns allow manufacturers to focus on productivity improvement for margin growth.
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Stabilizing patterns allow manufacturers to focus on productivity improvement for margin growth.


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Feeding the world in 2030: Can innovation and technology keep up with growth?

Booming population growth and commodity prices demand new models for food companies.
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How can food companies survive—and thrive—in the next decade?


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The case against corn ethanol

As more ethanol producers close, an economist asks if corn ethanol mandates make sense.
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Annual ethanol production outstrips demand.
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Labor law for food operations: Expert Q & A

Labor law expert Tyler Rasmussen discusses best labor law practices in food and beverage manufacturing.
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Management must deal with on-the-job injuries, smart devices and protected categories in hiring.


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Consumers still seeking out value

A new report on consumer packaged goods says buyers remain frugal.
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Energy drinks and nutritional supplements had the strongest growth.


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Budget cuts to reduce federal milk market administrator’s budget

The $3 million cut will come out of the Milk Market Orders Assessment Fund.
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The $3 million cut will come out of the Milk Market Orders Assessment Fund.
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Foster Farms receives American Humane Association certification

American Humane Association offers an independent, third-party certification.
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American Humane Association offers an independent, third-party certification.
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Packaging lines got you down?

Tips to maximize packaging line uptime
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When your packaging line seems to be down half the time—or when operating, it seems to be inefficient—it’s time to take a closer look.


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AMI supports bill to rescind E15 Waivers

The resolution would limit EPA to waivers for no more than 10 percent ethanol fuel.
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The resolution would limit EPA to waivers for no more than 10 percent ethanol fuel.
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European horse meat contamination raises questions over testing protocols

Consumer confidence is likely to suffer in the wake of the scandal.
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European food safety authorities have been playing catch-up since the first reported contamination.


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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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