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New health care liabilities for manufacturers?

The National Association of Manufacturers warns, “a final deal may be imminent” between the Bush Administration and Senate Democrats to pass patients bill of rights legislation.
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U.S. food exporters push for lower tariffs

Food manufacturers are applauding USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for its focus on upcoming WTO agriculture negotiations.
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Negotiations underway for Future Beef sale

Officers of a start-up supplier of case-ready and boxed beef are negotiating with the U.S. trustee charged with the liquidation of Future Beef Operations LLC in Denver bankruptcy court.
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FSIS to hold meeting on Listeria next month

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will hold a Listeria meeting on November 18 in Washington DC to discuss issues and ideas related to the science of improving the safety of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.
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Architecture helps plants bid farewell to islands of automation

ArchestrA, the company’s new comprehensive plant automation and information architecture that extends the life of legacy systems by leveraging the latest software technologies.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Mott's Inc. recently completed a $53 million expansion at its Aspers, Pa., manufacturing plant.
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Industry & People

Agilisys, Inc, formerly the SCT Process Manufacturing & Distribution Division, has completed its divestiture and is now an independent organization.
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FSIS adopts new Listeria screening method

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is adopting the BAX® system to screen meat and poultry samples for Listeria monocytogenes.
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Industry & People

Avure Technologies Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Flow International Corporation, recently received the IFT Industrial Achievement Award for developing and commercializing high pressure processing (HPP).
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Fortified food, convenience food sales climb

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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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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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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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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