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Processed corn healthier than corn on the cob?

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

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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Industry & People

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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FSIS to provide electronic updates

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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Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2015

Images from Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 12-15, 2015. The event brought food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

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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 May 2015 issue of Food Engineering explores effective tools for hitting manufacturing targets. Also, read how processors are looking for faster ways to detect harmful pathogens in food and beverages without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

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