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Shrink wrappers improve packaging flow

March 29, 2003
When you have to move 275 million to 300 million cans of produce a year, you can't afford delays in the packaging of your product.
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Palletizing solution encourages flexibility

March 29, 2003
When a large gum manufacturer recently decided to automate its manufacturing and distribution center, it called on Alvey Systems, Inc.
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Flexible Manufacturing

March 29, 2003
More than just an equipment change, flexible manufacturing also requires a change in thinking.
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Quicker finish for starter cultures

March 29, 2003
If cheesemaking is an art, then starter cultures can be likened to the temperamen tal artist, says Dan Pelgrin of Madison, Wis.-based Rhodia, Inc., a manufacturer of microbiological starter cultures for the food, dairy and agriculture industries.
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Plant Openings/Expansions

March 29, 2003
Hershey Foods recently opened its 1.2 million-sq.-ft. Eastern Distribution Center.
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Food Safety

March 29, 2003
Strong sales of the nation's first irradiated hamburger meat, which debuted in Minneapolis and St. Paul stores last month, should help alleviate concern about consumer acceptance of irradiated products.
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Dean Foods, Land O'Lakes to joint venture

March 29, 2003
Dean Foods Co. and Land O'Lakes Inc. have announced that Dean Foods will purchase Land O'Lakes Upper Midwest fluid milk operations.
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ZAP! Better-tasting UHT milks!

March 29, 2003
Research under way at the Western Dairy Center at Utah State University suggests that the use of electrical current may be more effective in producing good tasting, ultra-high temperature milk than more conventional methods.
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Eye on Washington

March 29, 2003
President Clinton has announced an aggressive new strategy to significantly reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses caused by listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods such as hot dogs and lunch meats.
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Automated batching the recipe for product consistency

March 29, 2003
In an effort to promote recipe consistency and speed production of its products, ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries recently employed automation software from National Instruments to control the batching system in its Brenham, Texas, plant.
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