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Christopher Warmoth, senior vice president for Heinz Asia, and Michael Milone, senior vice president Pacific and Rest of World, will both assume the position of executive vice president, president and CEO for Heinz's operations in Asia Pacific and Rest of the World.
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REGULATORY WATCH

USDA has set up a toll-free number for poultry producers to report any suspicious deaths or illnesses in their flocks that could be the deadly H5N1 virus, or "bird flu." US officials say they expect the virus to first arrive in North America via migratory wild birds, but that commercial flocks could also be vulnerable.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Wayne Farms LLC opened its Decatur, AL, further processing facility in January. The new plant is Wayne Farms' sixth poultry facility in the state and is bringing an additional 165 new jobs to the area.
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Industry & People

Dole Food Co. promoted Peter Gilmore to vice president, Eastern Seaboard sourcing. Gilmore joined Dole in 1979 as a management analyst. His most current role with the company was vice president, business development for Dole Fresh Fruit.
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Dreyer's takes home the trophy

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream's Bakersfield, CA, plant was honored as Food Engineering's (FE) 2006 Plant of the Year in a special awards presentation at the Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference last month.
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FE TechFlash Vol. 2 No. 4

The US government did not break trade law during the recent mad cow crisis, but applied international rules creatively to minimize trade distortions to the cross-border beef and cattle industry, according to "Mad Cow: A Case Study in Canadian-American Relations," a new report from The Fraser Institute.
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Improve your shelf appeal

Did you know that once a consumer picks up a product from a store shelf, there's an 87 percent chance that he or she will buy it? Packaging that is more appealing, functional and easier to stack on store shelves catches the consumer's eye, according to a report from IPL Packaging.
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REGULATORY WATCH

The federal government is funneling an additional $63 million in agricultural aid into the Gulf Coast region, still struggling to overcome last summer's devastating hurricanes. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced that Emergency Conservation Program (EPC) funds will be available to assist agricultural producers in counties that were declared disaster areas.
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Industry & People

Dr. Nancy Rachman has been named senior director, safety evaluation and scientific affairs for the Food Products Association. In this position, she will focus on scientific, regulatory and public policy development associated with food safety.
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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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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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The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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