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PLC versus PC battle heats up

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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

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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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Kudos for HACCP programs in seafood plants

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An FDA study of food industry HACCP programs singled out seafood processors for special praise.
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Industry & People

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SIG Combibloc Inc. has appointed Ben Hamer as the company’s new President and CEO. Previously he was managing director of Stork Mexico.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

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Big-D Construction completed work on the first food processing plant for Slim-Fast Foods Co. in the west.
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Processors prevail in allergen labeling bill

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Food processors prevailed in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, when the panel recently tabled a tough proposal.
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FSIS to provide electronic updates

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service has launched a new notification system that will provide electronic status reports on testing samples taken from meat, poultry and egg product establishments.
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New FSIS residues policy draws fire

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A proposed regulation by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that would require meatpackers to toss an entire carcass if related organs contained unacceptably high levels of residue is akin to throwing the baby out with the proverbial bath water, critics of the rule contend.
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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 August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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