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Shift in poultry inspections will improve food safety

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says a shift in the way poultry inspections are carried out will save money for the industry and government while improving food safety.


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Will heavier trucks enhance the food supply chain?

Food industry groups are putting their support behind proposed legislation that would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s Interstate Highway System.


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US-Canada trade agreement reduces duplicate inspection

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is applauding the recent signing of the “Beyond The Border” initiative, a trade agreement between the US and Canada.


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Online tool helps improve GAP compliance

USDA has introduced a free online tool designed to help US producers of all sizes achieve Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), harmonized standards and certification.


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Support garnered for dairy pricing deregulation

Dairy processors have gained the support of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste in the industry’s efforts to deregulate the federal milk marketing program.


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FSMA's effectiveness is questioned. President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) nearly a year ago, but whether the new law will be fully implemented anytime soon remains an open question.
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Bill addresses obesity       Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), who introduced a bill called the Fit for LIFE Act, has updated the proposed legislation, adding language that would provide at-risk children
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Ads aimed at kids headed in the right direction       A working group of four federal agencies – FTC, USDA, CDC and FDA – issued a set of guidelines for food
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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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