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Extrusion

Supercritical fluid extrusion makes super-nutritious puffed rice

The new method preserves taste and nutritional content more effectively than steam extrusion.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The new method preserves taste and nutritional content more effectively than steam extrusion.
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Steam infusion

Steam infusion UHT treatment can improve tastes and limit chemical degradation

The technology can increase running times and lead to better production efficiencies.
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The technology can increase running times and lead to better production efficiencies.
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Caffeine: Use responsibly

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Like alcohol, sugar, fat and salt, caffeine used in moderation is relatively safe and has benefits as well.


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Regulatory Watch

Majority of Americans think Fed should stay out of milk pricing

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When the 2012 Farm Bill stalled in the US House of Representatives this fall, dairy processors doubled down in their opposition to a key provision—the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, under which the government could act to keep milk prices from falling below certain levels.


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Plant Openings & Expansions: January 2013

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Unique Pretzels Bakery, Inc. broke ground on a new 36,000-sq.-ft. factory and 37,500-sq.-ft. warehouse expansion project in Reading, PA.


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Industry & People: January 2013

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Fristam Pumps announced the addition of Zach Suardini as an application engineer. He will be responsible for providing in-house and in-field technical support and customer service.


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Tyson Foods

CDC: Tyson Foods chlorine gas incident due to employee language barrier

Spanish-language employee couldn’t read warnings on chemical barrels.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Tyson Foods disputes the findings, saying the employee was misidentified.
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Food Allergies

Dutch firm pushes for global harmonization on allergy labeling

Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards.
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Corn

Purdue economist: US unlikely to dominate future corn exports

Other nations are producing their own, buying from other countries.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Ethanol, drought and a comparative lack of new acreage are contributing to the trend.
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MCOOL

Report: Mandatory country-of-origin labeling has not increased demand for US meat

The 2009 regulations have not significantly impacted demand.
By Shane O'Halloran
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While demand has not been impacted, costs for producers are up.
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