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Fortified food, convenience food sales climb

April 11, 2003
Food and beverages that are distinctly marketed as fortified with nutrients have tripled in sales from 1997 to 2001, according to research firm Packaged Facts.
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CDC reports decline in food-borne illnesses

April 11, 2003
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there has been a sustained decline in the incidence of infection caused by several foodborne pathogens including Yersinia, Listeria, Campylobacter, and Salmonella in the past six years.
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Industry & People

April 10, 2003
ESKAY Corporation, the North American arm of Daifuku Company’s factory automation and distribution automation FA/DA systems business, will change its name to SK Daifuku to reflect its global market position.
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Food ‘war games’ may be in the offing

April 10, 2003
In this post-9-11 world, U.S. food safety inspectors will likely view future food safety outbreaks through the prism of potential bioterrorism.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

April 10, 2003
Land O’Lakes and Davisco Foods International are building a $40 million state-of-the-art mozzarella cheese plant next to the Davisco food ingredients plant in Lake Norden, S.D.
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Miniature ball screws

April 10, 2003
Thomson Industries, Inc. has a new range of miniature ball screws utilizing internal ball-return technology.
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P&G study finds acrylamides in wide range of foods

April 10, 2003
Research recently completed by The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) says that many foods, including roasted asparagus, banana chips, toasted English muffins, taco shells and pretzels, may have measurable levels of acrylamide.
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Processed corn healthier than corn on the cob?

April 10, 2003
A Cornell University scientists report that the heat processing used to manufacture sweet corn significantly increases both the total antioxidant activity and the level of phenolics, a naturally occurring type of phytochemical found in many fruits and vegetables.
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PLC versus PC battle heats up

April 10, 2003
Despite the uncertainty over whether PCs or PCLs get the job done more efficiently, there’s no doubt that food manufacturers need automation to improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase flexibility.
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Consumers turn to the Internet for food safety information

April 9, 2003
Americans want to take control of food safety in their homes, according to a new survey by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and ConAgra Foods.
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