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Newly released Obama regulatory plan shows slow progress on key initiatives

Food safety initiatives like the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection will see further delays in implementation.

The plan details regulatory and deregulatory activities under development throughout the federal government


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Manufacturers replace silicon dioxide with organic rice hulls

Under an order from the USDA, food manufacturers that switch to using product made from organic rice hulls can keep organic claim.

RIBUS’s Steve Peirce discusses the applications of these products as a replacement to silicon dioxide.


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Survey reveals a ‘new normal’ when it comes to post recession shopping

Results of the survey reveal companies need to adopt a new approach.

Deloitte’s American Pantry Study says consumers aren’t ready to forget the past, and their conservative shopping habits prove it.


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Manufacturing News

Cheap energy—but for how long?

The lower price of natural gas has unfortunately caused some users to take short-term views of energy prices.


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Letters

Letter to the Editor

May we suggest some additional points to your Editorial in the April issue of Food Engineering Magazine regarding FDA’s proposal to update the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) as well as the serving size revision proposal?


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TECH FLASH

Tyson Foods offers to purchase Hillshire Brands

Poultry company joins the fight to acquire Hillshire

Tyson Foods Inc. offers to purchase Hillshire Brands, increasing the offer proposed by Pilgrim's Pride announced earlier this week.


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Ireland poised for growth in dairy production, value-added ingredients

When European milk price quotas come to an end next year, the Irish dairy industry expects a business boom

Dairy processors focus on growth, continuous improvement and sustainability.


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DuPont honors excellence in packaging

16 awards given out at this year’s event from a field of 200 entries

Food and beverage packaging solutions receive three gold awards.


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Manufacturers meet the demand for new product varieties without sacrificing quality

To do this successfully, they must maximize line flexibility, producing a wider range of products in smaller volumes

Madinah Allen of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. talks trends and innovations within the baking and snack industry.


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Mondelez International, D.E Master Blenders 1753 to merge coffee businesses

Companies announce intention to launch new company Jacobs Douwe Egberts with revenues projected at more than $7 billion.
Companies announce intention to launch new company Jacobs Douwe Egberts with revenues projected at more than $7 billion.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

Podcasts

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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2014 September

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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