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No satisfaction for automation users

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A recent study performed by Invensys and Fieldbus Inc. concludes that process industry automation users are frustrated with the low success levels provided by current plant production management strategies.
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Regulatory Watch

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Under the new USDA standards, pizza products will no longer be required to contain tomato sauce, cheese and a bread-based crust, as prescribed by current standards.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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Bongards’ Creameries purchased Land O’ Lakes’ Perham, MN, cheese manufacturing facility.
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Industry & People

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Tyson Foods, Inc. named Kevin J. Igli chief environmental officer.
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Manufacturing savings come with huge up-front price tag

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UCCnet, a not-for-profit organization, provides item registry and data synchronization based on industry-developed standards.
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Investors view irradiation as risk management tool

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Banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors are starting to weigh the cost benefits of irradiating ground beef, poultry and other foods as part of their due diligence on loans to food processors, restaurant chains and food retailers.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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General Mills is expanding its Yoplait production with an additional 380,000-sq.-ft. processing plant located near the company’s existing Pillsbury plant in Murfreesboro, TN.
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Industry & People

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. acquired Global Culinary Solutions, Inc., an integrated food product development, manufacturing and marketing company
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In Memoriam: Bill Friend

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It is with sincere sadness that we report the death of Food Engineering Contributing Editor Bill Friend.
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As seen in Food Engineering January 1975<br> Showfloor stopper

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FE’s vote for the most imaginative display at the National Canners Association Expo goes to the Foxboro Company and its computer simulated food plant.
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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.

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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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