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Two of the Northeast dairy industry's independent companies, Organic Valley Family of Farms and Guida's Milk and Ice Cream, formed a co-processing partnership.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Coors Brewing Company plans to invest between $160 and $190 million to add brewing capacity to an existing beer packaging facility in Elkton, VA.
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Regulatory Watch

FDA's goals for the remainder of 2004 are to continue updating the food Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
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Processor beefs up efficiency by building its own equipment

Imagine a world where food processing machinery is actually engineered and built by the same people who work with it day in and day out on the plant floor.
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Measuring productivity provides a good indication of the economic efficiency of the food manufacturing industry, according to a report from the UDSA economic research service (ERS).
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Regulatory Watch

The National Academy of Science warns that genetically modified food carries the risk of unintended changes in the allergens, toxins and nutrients in the food which could pose human health risks.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Ultima Foods, Inc. is investing $6 million in the first phase of an expansion that will increase annual production from 65,000 to 75,000 tons in its Yoplait yogurt plant in Granby, Quebec, Canada.
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Industry & People

General Mills elected Ken Powell as vice president. He will be responsible for General Mills' Meals, Pillsbury USA, Baking Products and the Bakeries & Foodservice divisions.
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Industry & People

Two managers at Gough Econ, Inc., purchased the company from the previous owner, Gough Holdings, Ltd.
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Irradiation hopes still burn dimly

Scientific review of a proposed expansion of the use of irradiation for most foods is nearing completion, Jeffrey Barach of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA) told attendees at July's Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting, and USDA inspectors are gearing up for possible applications of the technology to control Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meats.
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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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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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