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The board of directors for the Food Products Association (FPA) and the executive committee of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) have agreed, in principle, to merge the two organizations effective January 1, 2007.
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The restaurant industry says it is being singling out in the debate over obesity in a new FDA report that focuses on food consumed away from home as a key element of the problem. The report recommends that restaurants reduce portion sizes and provide consumers with more information about calories.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Bush Brothers & Co. is investing $38 million to expand its Chestnut Hill, TN, operation. The processing capacity of the current 200,000-sq.-ft. facility will be doubled and include a building addition of 40,000 sq. ft. for a new sterilizing system.
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REGULATORY WATCH

California and several other states that have mandated strict food product labeling requirements are taking their fight against federal uniform standards to the US Senate. The House of Representatives approved legislation in March to set one national standard, so food manufacturers don't have to adopt different packaging for products sold in different states.
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Last month, ERP provider SAP hosted 15,000 customers, partners and journalists at its annual user conference, SAPHIRE, in Orlando, FL. Although the software has been known to be difficult, time-consuming and expensive to install, Richard Ogburn, SAP vice president for small- to medium-sized enterprise solution center reports that the company has been addressing this issue with a variety of implementation aids.
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Aseptic bags tap into foodservice

Restaurateur-turned-processor Charles Dale believes shelf-stable foodservice products are poised to replace frozen and refrigerated ingredients, and his new Stock-in-a-Box soup stocks will ride that wave into the nation's restaurants.
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REGULATORY WATCH

California and several other states that have mandated strict food product labeling requirements are taking their fight against federal uniform standards to the US Senate. The House of Representatives approved legislation in March to set one national standard, so food manufacturers don't have to adopt different packaging for products sold in different states.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Bush Brothers & Co. is investing $38 million to expand its Chestnut Hill, TN, operation. The processing capacity of the current 200,000-sq.-ft. facility will be doubled and include a building addition of 40,000 sq. ft. for a new sterilizing system.
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Industry & People

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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Images from Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 12-15, 2015. The event brought food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

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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 May 2015 issue of Food Engineering explores effective tools for hitting manufacturing targets. Also, read how processors are looking for faster ways to detect harmful pathogens in food and beverages without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

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