Articles by Shane O'Halloran


Canada sees deterioration in processed food trade balance

Surplus with US and Mexico now a deficit
Canada’s processed foods exports have stalled.
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FDA suspends Sunland Inc.'s food facility registration

Nut and seed producer has a history of Salmonella contamination
FDA uses its power to suspend under the FSMA for the first time.
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Food Security

Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition to hold multidisciplinary discussion on global food issues

The expert panel will offer new information and insights
The expert panel will offer new information and insights on global food security and production issues.
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ConAgra to Acquire Ralcorp

Deal will create largest private label packaged foods company in North America
The sale price was $90 per share, or $4.95 billion in cash
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China Suspends US Sunland Nut Imports

Imports suspended over Salmonella concerns
US Sunland recalls 200-plus batches
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Walmart to Launch Monthly Food Subscription Service

Retail giant to offer 'Goodies Co.' monthly food delivery service
Walmart's subscription service has been beta tested in recent months.
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High Liner Foods Finishes Icelandic USA Integration

Integration has been completed ahead of schedule
The frozen seafood supplier has completed customer service, order fulfillment consolidation
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Hostess Brands

Hostess, Unions Fail to Reach Agreement

The company will continue to seek permission to wind down operations.
The company will continue to seek permission to wind down operations.
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Mexican Food Producers and Manufacturers Trained in US Food Safety and Modernization Act

Foreign exporters are anxious to learn more about the regulations.
Foreign exporters are anxious to learn more about the regulations.
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Hostess Brands

Judge Tells Hostess it Must Try Mediation

The company's closure has been forestalled.
The company's closure has been forestalled.
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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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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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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