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Tomato waste project shows promise in replacing BPA coatings

A project to determine the suitability of tomato waste as a replacement for BPA can liners has been delayed.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The substitute material would be derived largely from tomato skin.
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Automation keeps fruit fresh at Paramount Citrus

This 640,000-sq.-ft. citrus fruit processing/packaging facility is almost completely automated and has a roof of solar cells and a fuel cell system to supply energy to the plant and the grid.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.


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Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Procedures should be explained and performance evaluated according to an objective, predefined measurement system.  


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Industry and People News: December 2013

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 Announcements about new hires, staff promotions, association news, awards, mergers and acquisitions.


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Plant Openings and Expansions: December 2013

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Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions.


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Editor's Note

Industry moves in the right direction to help those in need

PROCESS EXPO included several initiatives designed to reduce food loss and improve food waste.
By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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 FPSA foundation also supported food-insecure communities through the DEFEAT HUNGER initiative. 


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Laura Dunn Nelson talks behavioral change and safety improvements

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 Laura Dunn Nelson has more than 25 years of experience implementing food safety and quality control programs for processing, packaging, foodservice and retail operations. She has worked with global retailers and manufacturers in the implementation of their GFSI certification programs. Prior to joining Alchemy, Laura managed Silliker’s South Region food testing laboratories, implemented ISO 17025 requirements, conducted GMP, distribution, and HACCP audits and trained new food safety auditors.  


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TECH FLASH

Food waste reduction, trust building top trends for 2014

Consumers expect manufacturers to take steps to reduce food waste, and they’re also going back to basics.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Small innovators should be well positioned to capitalize on products with trend potential.


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TECH FLASH

Consumers expect increased packaging recyclability

Almost nine in 10 expect manufacturers to increase recyclability.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The package itself is the most popular source for recycling information.


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TECH FLASH

Candy makers crave technologies that enhance precision and speed

New study addresses trends and challenges in the confectionery industry.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Leading technology has improved efficiency, allowing processors to meet growing demand.


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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 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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