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USDA appoints new members to committee on meat and poultry inspection

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspections (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term.

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IPPE grows to include more than 1,200 exhibitors

With two months remaining before the 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), show organizers report the event has grown to more than 486,000 net square feet of exhibit space and has added more than 1,200 exhibitors.

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IPPE launches “30 under 30” program

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching its third annual Young Leaders “30 under 30”program to target young professionals in the industry who would otherwise not have the opportunity or financial resources to attend IPPE.

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America’s top tailgating trends

With the start of football season, grills around the country heat up for weekends of tailgating. Despite their different team allegiances, when it comes to what’s on the grill, Americans are in agreement, reports the results of the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey.

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Court upholds COOL law; AMI disappointed with ruling

To the frustration of some in the meat industry, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit issued a decision Tuesday on the country-of-origin labeling law, or COOL law, saying it did not violate free speech.

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Beef takes highest environmental toll

It has been suggested beef production is bad for the environment, but researchers out of the Weizmann Institute of Science have put an actual cost on the industry and say beef takes the highest toll when compared with other animal-derived foods.

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OSI apologizes for Shanghai food safety scandal

Executives at the Illinois-based meat processing holding company OSI Group have taken responsibility and apologized for the unraveling food safety scandal at Husi Food Co., Ltd., one of its affiliates in Shanghai.

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Researchers develop ‘bulking agents’ to add texture to low-fat hot dogs

The hot dog, while beloved by many Americans as a summer and grill staple, is often rebuffed for high fat content. But there may be hope for low-fat alternatives which have been criticized for textural differences, as new research on hot dogs made with olive oil rather than pork fat is showing progress.

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Hormel Foods to acquire CytoSport Holdings

The Hormel Foods Corporation is breaking into the beverage market, announcing Tuesday its intentions to acquire Muscle Milk product manufacturer CytoSport Holdings, Inc. for $450 million.

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World Meat Congress delegates discuss industry development; share concerns

Government delegations from 32 countries attended 20th annual World Meat Congress in Beijing this past weekend where food safety was a featured topic.

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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.


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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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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