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Campbell Soup Company to create Ohio’s first commercial biogas power plant

Partnering with CH4 Biogas, the processor will open the facility in Napoleon, OH.
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The facility will convert production waste into electricity to fuel beverage production.
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Adapting the supply chain for tomorrow’s food security

Droughts, lagging productivity and food price volatility threaten food security, and the supply chain must react accordingly.
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Increases in the number of worldwide middle-class consumers and decreases in the number of companies in the supply chain further complicate worldwide food security.
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Don’t depend on e-commerce sites for accurate product information

While a processor’s product label may provide plenty of nutritional and allergy information, that information often doesn’t find its way to consumer web sites.
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A study of the quality of nutritional information taken from product labels to e-commerce websites shows a loss in translation.
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Traceability systems needed to increase trust in food safety

A new study from Canada’s Conference Board says one step forward and one step backward in the supply chain is a simple, robust and cost-effective method of traceability.
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Recalls in North America and around the world reinforce the need for a robust traceability system.
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Peanut butter recall déjà vu

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Reported earlier in FE’s Tech Flash e-newsletter, the recent Salmonella Bredeney outbreak has sickened a total of 35 people in 19 states, and has been attributed to peanut butter—and potentially other nut butters—from Sunland Inc. (Portales, NM).
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SFA gets FSMA clarification

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There has been some uncertainty about FDA’s plan to implement preventive controls and other provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because the agency has not yet issued regulations implementing the law.
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Farm Bill indecision hurts

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Food producers expressed strong disappointment when Congress adjourned without completing work on the new Farm Bill.
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Cattlemen battle drought

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The summer’s drought made it harder for cattlemen to meet tough clean air standards.
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Plant Openings & Expansions: November 2012

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The Hershey Company opened a new $300 million, state-of-the-art chocolate plant in West Hershey, PA, about two miles from its original plant.
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Industry & People: November 2012

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Campbell Soup Company will close its Sacramento, CA plant, which produces soups, sauces and beverages; production will shift to its three remaining thermal plants.
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