Articles by Shane O'Halloran

TECH FLASH

Are your TTO coders durable enough for your packaging equipment?

Washdowns in meat and poultry facilities can damage sensitive equipment.

To save time and expense, consider coders that can withstand the chemicals and moisture in the washdown environment.


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Center for Food Safety sues FDA over GRAS rules

The lawsuit accuses FDA of exempting from regulation potentially dangerous substances such as food additives.

The center believes rules on fast-tracking undermine food safety.


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Don’t Call it a Comeback

Convenience, portion control and sustainability emerge again as major packaging trends.

FE discusses the latest packaging innovations with Jorge Izquierdo of PMMI.


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Nutrition label overhaul to be announced Thursday

First Lady Michelle Obama will introduce the changes, according to media reports.

First Lady Michelle Obama will introduce the changes, according to media reports.


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Taco Bell seeks fast food breakfast presence with waffle taco

The chain's breakfast menu will be launched March 27.

The chain's breakfast menu will be launched March 27.


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Cheese responsible for deadly Listeria outbreak recalled

One death and a handful of illnesses have been reported.

One death and a handful of illnesses have been reported.


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EU regulators launch inquiry into British 'traffic light' food labels

The European Commission announced the preliminary investigation on Friday.
The European Commission announced the preliminary investigation on Friday.
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USDA FSIS alleges Rancho Feeding Corp circumvented federal rules

The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
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Danone reports 15 percent drop in profits

The company blamed a recall at infant food company Fonterra as a main culprit.
The company blamed a recall at infant food company Fonterra as a main culprit.
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Activist investor to PepsiCo: Split drinks, snack businesses

Nelson Peltz sent a letter to the company this week reiterating his position.

Nelson Peltz sent a letter to the company this week reiterating his position.


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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 this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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