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State of Food Manufacturing 2013: Slowly Trending Upward

A lack of consumer confidence, prolonged unemployment and concern about regulations still hinder strong economic growth.
October 9, 2013

 Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive. 

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Manufacturers must confront ticking “biological clock” to realize growth

The manufacturing sector is heavily populated with workers over age 45.
September 25, 2013

Generation Y is expected to constitute 75 percent of the workforce by 2025.

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Benchmarking food waste in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors

While the manufacturing sector creates more waste, it also diverts more of it from landfills.
September 25, 2013

Only 8.5 percent of the food waste generated in the US in 2011 went to landfills and incinerators.

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Looking ahead: Dairy industry trends & challenges

A new study highlights continued consolidation, mega-farms and new shelf-stable packaging formats among key trends, as 80 percent of respondents cite need for new technology.
September 25, 2013
The results were presented at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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Global Top 100

The World’s Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies - 2013: Operating in a new global environment

A profound shift in the global economy from developed to emerging markets has changed the landscape for the world’s leading food and beverage manufacturers.
September 12, 2013

A burgeoning middle class and rising incomes in emerging markets mean new opportunities.

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Will Coke’s sweetener-safety offensive work?

Soft drink sales are declining, due in part to mistrust of low-calorie sweeteners.
September 11, 2013

Coke’s new ad campaign defends the safety and nutritional value of aspartame.

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Manufacturing News

GRAS is crass: conflicts of interest abound

Manufacturers have added around 1,000 additives to the GRAS list without informing FDA.
September 11, 2013

 GRAS ingredients are exempt from FDA’s food additives rules. 

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Editor’s Note

Food and beverage industry poised for economic growth

Emerging markets continue to lead the way for future sources of income.
September 11, 2013

Modest improvements in US business conditions are expected to continue.

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Tech Update: Valves

Control the flow

Lower-cost, mix-proof, tank-style and control-top configurations proliferate.
September 11, 2013

 Clean-in-process techniques can help dairy and beverage firms realize productivity gains. 

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Cooking and cooling: A practical approach to energy savings

Many processes cool the cooked product in one fell swoop; adding a stage between can save energy and water.
August 28, 2013

A mid-process quench cycle with ambient-temperature tap water can capture much of the product’s heat before it enters the primary cool zone.

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