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Food ‘war games’ may be in the offing

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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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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