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Next steps in food safety compliance measures

A glimpse at the first two provisions of FSMA and what they mean for manufacturers.
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A glimpse at the first two provisions of FSMA and what they mean for manufacturers.


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Global genetically modified plantings increase 100-fold since 1996

Biotech crops have helped alleviate poverty and food insecurity in the developing world.
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The developing world planted more biotech crops than industrialized nations for the first time ever.


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Caffeine regulation efforts complicated by lack of information, differing tolerance

Regulatory efforts are hampered by industry resistance and differing consumer reactions.
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FDA limits on caffeine are different for energy drinks than other beverages.


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FDA to consider IDFA petition on flavored milk

IDFA wants to change the standards for non-nutritive sweeteners in milk.
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IDFA wants to change the standards for non-nutritive sweeteners in milk.
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GMA issues statement on E15 Supreme Court petition

The petition seeks to reverse a DC circuit court decision.
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The petition seeks to reverse a DC circuit court decision.
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Agroterrorism defense: Are you prepared?

Researchers are studying ways to reduce risk in the food supply chain.
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The first project was to determine vulnerabilities in the liquid egg supply chain.


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Growing consumer support for local food

A study shows US consumers value local over other factors.
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Big box retailers and national supermarkets will have to overcome low trust in their ability to deliver local foods.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
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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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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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