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Plant Openings & Expansions

As part of a seven-year, $110 million expansion, Patrick Cudahy Inc. will add 27,000 sq. ft. to its current distribution center in Cudahy, WI.
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Regulatory Watch

The United States is taking its dispute with Mexico over soft drink sweeteners to the WTO.
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People & Industry

Kraft Foods purchased Veryfine Products, a privately held beverage manufacturer.
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Two times a charm for Pepperidge Farm

Pepperidge Farm's new $72 million 265,000 sq. ft. bakery in Bloomfield, CT, received the 2004 Food Engineering Plant of the Year award last month in Sarasota, FL.
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REGULATORY WATCH: COOL plain English required

A coalition of food industry trade groups is strongly against USDA's proposed rule implementing the country of origin labeling (COOL) provision in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

The Tippman Group is constructing a 115,000-sq. ft. distribution center for Packerland Packing, a division of Smithfield Foods.
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FDA obesity fight focuses on food labels

To help tackle what FDA is calling the "nation's obesity epidemic," the agency released the final report of its Obesity Working Group.
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Software aids food safety initiatives

Comprehensive record keeping and traceability are critical requirements for food processors.
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Industry & People

J.M. Smucker will acquire International Multifoods Corp., a transaction valued at $840 million, which includes the assumption of $340 million in debt.
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Regulatory Watch <br> Obesity lawsuits losing weight

The House Judiciary Committee has approved the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act (H.R.339) which says manufacturers or distributors of food and non-alcoholic beverages can't be sued for causing a consumer to become obese, unless it is shown that the product was not in compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
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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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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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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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