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Food processors to purchase less packaging equipment

Although spending for packaging machinery by U.S. domestic companies is expected to rise by 2 to 3 percent this year -- to approximately $4.9 billion in sales -- spending by the food industry is expected to decline by 1 to 3 percent during the same period, according to a study by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).
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Keeping ingredients in line

Effectively and efficiently managing information - from supplier inventory to projected sales - is essential to flexible manufacturing. That's where integrated software comes into play.
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Portable pasteurization on the way

The Titan Corporation -- manufacturer of the nation's first electronic pasteurization for food -- has been awarded a U.S. patent for a transporting and self-shielding system that miniaturizes its SureBeam technology, allowin
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UV Light Process Extends Shelf Life

California Day-Fresh Foods Inc., (CDF) a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, Glendora, CA, is on the forefront of R&D and commercial application of ultraviolet light processing for fresh juice.
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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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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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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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