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Food for thought: How can large food manufacturers fuel clean energy?

On average, 16 percent of raw materials are lost during food manufacturing.
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We discuss the state of food waste mitigation efforts, and their benefits, in this Q&A with Shlomi Palas, CEO of Bluesphere Corporation.


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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.
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Hygienic packaging can help assure food security.
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Smart packaging multi-tasks to engage consumers and fight counterfeiting

Brand integrity and customer engagement are essential.
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The demand for smart packaging is expected to grow by 8 percent annually, according to experts.


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USDA awards $24 million in food safety research grants

The awards will go to 35 projects at 26 academic institutions.
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The awards will go to 35 projects at 26 academic institutions.
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Vermont GMO labeling bill passed by legislature, but expected to face legal challenges

Rules that compel a company into speech as opposed to silence, such as labeling regulations, can face First Amendment challenges.
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Rules that compel a company into speech as opposed to silence, such as labeling regulations, can face First Amendment challenges.
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DuPont Nutrition & Health celebrates winner of 13th annual food quality and safety award

Backyard Farms LLC was the 2013 winner of the annual award.
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Backyard Farms LLC was the 2013 winner of the annual award.
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Kraft recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of hot dogs due to undeclared milk

USDA says some Oscar Meyer Classic Weiners packages may actually contain Classic Cheese Dogs.
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USDA says some Oscar Meyer Classic Weiners packages may actually contain Classic Cheese Dogs.
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Up to 32 percent of seafood imported to US caught illegally, study says

That represents between $1.3 and $2.1 billion worth of illegal and unreported product.
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That represents between $1.3 and $2.1 billion worth of illegal and unreported product.
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Carton recycling expected to expand to 55 percent of US households this year

The Carton Council of North America reported strong gains in carton recycling for 2013.
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The Carton Council of North America reported strong gains in carton recycling for 2013.
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Food Industry Alliance publishes toolkit on reducing food waste

The Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance.
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The Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance.
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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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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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