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Plant Openings & Expansions

Tropical Beverage, Inc., and Five Star Beverages plan to build a co-packing facility in Southern California.
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FDA issues final BT Act ruling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final regulations on the establishment and maintenance of records last month to protect the US food and animal feed supply.
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Johanns nominated to lead Ag Department

Saying it signals a higher profile for agricultural issues, food industry representatives in Washington generally welcome the nomination of Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns to serve as secretary of agriculture in President Bush's second term.
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Plug-and-Pack machinery on the rise

With testimonials from food industry leaders such as General Mills and equipment manufacturers such as Douglas Machine, equipment featuring OMAC Plug-and-Pack attributes is becoming more common in the food industry.
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Regulatory Watch

A leading industry representative has voiced opposition to the government's plan to create a nutrition label footnote on trans fat.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

The reconstruction of the distillery at MGP Ingredients, Inc.'s Atchison, KS, facility is nearly complete.
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Wal-Mart shows flexibility with RFID mandate

The public discussion of the status of the Wal-Mart RFID project has been misleading, concludes New England-based ARC Advisory Group.
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Regulatory Watch

The FDA will allow a qualified health claim for monounsaturated fat from olive oil and reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
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Industry & People

PepsiCo Beverages & Foods named Mary Dillon president of the Quaker Foods business unit.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Hershey Foods completed a $48 million plant expansion in Stuarts Draft, VA.
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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.


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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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