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Reid pressures House to pass Farm Bill, threatens no Senate extension of farm policy

Senate majority leader says farm policy will lapse on September 30 without action.
Senate majority leader says farm policy will lapse on September 30 without action.
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IDFA supports USDA’s proposed rule on school food options

Rules for milk, yogurt, cheese and desserts have changed.
Rules for milk, yogurt, cheese and desserts have changed.
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Study reveals new consumer ‘eating culture’

Retailers can use the information to personalize shopping experiences
Retailers can use the information to personalize shopping experiences.
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Advocacy group clears first hurdle in genetically engineered food labeling initiative

I-522, an initiative to label genetically engineered foods, has been submitted to Washington's secretary of state
I-522, an initiative to label genetically engineered foods, has been submitted to Washington's secretary of state.
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Rice ready in minutes thanks to retort pouch

The latest entry in the heat-and-eat market is Now Foods’ Rice Now, a line of prepared rice dishes packaged in Sonotort Shatterproof microwavable retort pouches from Sonoco, Hartsville, SC. Headquartered in Pearl, MI, Now Foods, LLC develops and markets high-quality foods for the ready-to-serve market.
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Paperboard-based wine packs gain edge over glass

As consumers warm up to the idea of wine sold in single-serve paperboard-based cartons, the packages are appearing on more store shelves. 
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Food Packaging Materials & Containers

Retort pouches prove multifunctional; Classic glass bottle evokes ice tea's homemade flavor; Microwavable paperboard tray turns hot dogs into fast franks; Panel-less PET bottles offer a smooth grip; Bio-based packaging additive; Biodegradable paper coating; Shapely PET bottle for juice; Aluminum longneck bottles
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Food Packaging Materials and Containers

Due to consumer demand for aluminum beer bottle packaging, Anheuser-Busch has added two more brands to its collection of aluminum bottles. Source: Anheuser-Busch.Due to consumer demand for aluminum beer bottle
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Food Packaging Materials and Containers

Once playing with your food at the dinner table was discouraged-now ketchup-maker H.J. Heinz Company and Graham Packaging Company, York, PA, have joined together to create an innovative plastic ketchup bottle called Heinz Silly Squirts that actually encourages play thanks to a specially designed closure.
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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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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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