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Interpack 2014: Less, better, smarter

By Bill Bruce, Contributing Editor
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From the latest large-format digital printing to integrated packaging lines, the exhibition featured time-saving, energy-saving and environmentally friendly innovations.


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Regulatory Watch

Proposed legislation to set federal standard for labels on GM food

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The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, a trade group supporting genetically modified (GM) food, is voicing support for proposed legislation to set a federal standard for labels on GM food.


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Letters

Letter to the Editor

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May we suggest some additional points to your Editorial in the April issue of Food Engineering Magazine regarding FDA’s proposal to update the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) as well as the serving size revision proposal?


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TECH FLASH

PMMI announces findings of Retail Ready Packaging study

Economic growth and urbanization have lead to an increase in retail ready packaging markets around the world
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Economic growth and urbanization lead to increase in retail ready packaging markets around the world.


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Food Packaging

Keep it fresh with hermetically sealed, airtight paperboard package

By Cindy Dubin
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Preserving freshness is the most important attribute for overall product satisfaction, followed by easy-to-carry and easy-to-reclose, according to MeadWestvaco (MWV) Corp.’s annual consumer satisfaction study.


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Food Packaging

Cultured pearls

By Cindy Dubin
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Stonyfield, an organic yogurt maker, is launching an organic frozen yogurt dessert in collaboration with Cambridge, MA-based WikiFoods, Inc.


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Food Packaging

Home plate: Packaging reinvents typical lid and tray for ready-to-eat

Package is a far cry from the typical lid and tray common in the ready-meal category.
By Cindy Dubin
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Consumers have little time to prepare home-cooked meals anymore. And retailers have seized on this as an opportunity to do the cooking for them.


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Field Reports

Perfect frozen pizzas: It’s a wrap

Palermo’s new high-speed shrink wrapping line can side-seal 150 frozen pizzas per minute compared to the old sealing machine’s rate of 90 pizzas per minute.
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Based in Milwaukee, WI, Palermo’s Pizza was started by Sicilian immigrants Gaspare and Zina Fallucca who opened an Italian bakery on Milwaukee’s east side in 1964.


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Field Reports

DIY: Automating a donut line

Mel-O-Cream Donuts designed a simple yet robust automated packaging and labeling line to replace a manual system.
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Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, IL, Mel-O-Cream International manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.


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TECH FLASH

Protection all around: The contribution of packaging machine manufacturers to product quality and protection

Product recalls bring the entire supply chain added scrutiny, which can hurt business.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Hygienic packaging can help assure food security.
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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

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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