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General Mills plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs

Cost-saving initiatives continue at General Mills, Inc. which said Tuesday it will eliminate an additional 700 and 800 jobs within weeks of announcing plans to close two plants.


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Rising global demand for dairy will require balancing act

The global demand for milk is expected to surge by 36 percent in the next decade, overtaking supply which will require producers in developed and emerging dairy markets to take on a balancing act to ensure sustainable success, according to the 7th Dairy Index released by Tetra Pak.


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Mondelez partners with Google to support digital initiatives

Mondelez International announced it signed an agreement with internet service juggernaut Google to invest more spending in digital and focus on online video.


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Study: Millennials reaching for more specialty foods

Consumers of specialty foods are spending more money on products this year, but the millennial generation is leading growth as younger consumers are dropping more money for specialty snacks and on-the-go meals, according to new research from the Specialty Food Association.


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Snack manufacturer fuels trucks with cooking oil

United Biscuits, an international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, is pioneering a sustainability initiative through the use of waste cooking oil to power its fleet of trucks.


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USDA supports organic growth, local food economies with grants

USDA will award more than $52 million to support the growth of the organic industry in addition to local and regional food systems through the use of five department grant programs.


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Solar field shares ‘love’ of renewable energy

A field of solar panels on New Caledonia’s largest island is being constructed in the shape of a heart for local beverage company Froico SA

The unique field design was inspired by an area of nearby wild mangrove vegetation that has naturally taken a heart shape.


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Rising baking & snack consumption offers opportunities for manufacturers

Zeroing in on critical trends to turn industry growth into sales growth

Baking and snack brand owners must update their processing and packaging operations with technologies that position them ahead of the curve.


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ISA issues response to cybersecurity workforce development report

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is challenging a report that suggests the need for a unified national strategy

The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity sets out guidelines for owners and operators to identify, assess and manage cyber risk.


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HART, Fieldbus boards approve merger

Known as FieldComm, the organization has the goal of leading process automation communications and integration technologies

Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller was elected as chairman of the new board.


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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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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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