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Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

Preparing for natural disasters starts with the Three Ps: Plan, Partner and Prioritize.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Consider the most likely types of natural disasters for your region and design a plan from there.


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Industry & People News: March 2014

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Announcements about new hires, staff promotions, association news, awards, mergers and acquisitions.
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Regulatory Watch

Dairy industry reaps Farm Bill benefits

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 The newly passed Farm Bill reduces funding for SNAP, the federal food stamp program, by $8 billion and trims a number of subsidies for food producers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) says the bill significantly increases support for fruits and vegetables growers and local food systems. 


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Plant Openings & Expansions: March 2014

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Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions.
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Manufacturing News

Talking outside the box: Are we connected yet?

The industrial "internet of things" is close at hand—or already here.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 The recent ARC Industry Forum, held in Orlando FL, described an “industrial Internet of Things” (IoT) as being close at hand. In fact, many of the technologies are already here, but some still need work to provide the services and security industrial operations need.  


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Editor's Note

Retail check: Blurred lines expanding in grocery shopping aisles

Retail categories continue to blur, according to emerging research.
By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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A research survey conducted last fall by King Retail Solutions shows shoppers’ attitudes about why and where they shop for groceries are evolving. 


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TECH FLASH

Case History: Sowing the seeds of success at Red River

New SORTEX A ColorVision InGaAs optical sorter delivers finished product quality of 99.99 percent purity for leading US sunflower seed processor.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The sorter has enabled higher capacity and recovery rates as well.
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TECH FLASH

Southern Idaho sees food manufacturer influx

The region attracted $800 million in food company investments that created 5,000 jobs last year.
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Seven projects were announced over 10 months in 2013.


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TECH FLASH

United Fresh Produce now accepting applications for Industry Leadership Program

The program was launched in 1995 and boasts over 200 industry member graduates.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The application deadline is April 7, 2014.


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TECH FLASH

Don’t Call it a Comeback

Convenience, portion control and sustainability emerge again as major packaging trends.
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FE discusses the latest packaging innovations with Jorge Izquierdo of PMMI.


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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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FE September 2014

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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