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US Treasury targets corporate inversion tax benefits

In an effort to crack down on companies relocating outside the US for tax benefits, the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued its first steps on a targeted approach to reduce the tax benefits—and when possible, stop—corporate tax inversions.

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Refrigeration industry leaders organize Global Food Cold Chain Council

A number of leading companies that comprise the supply chain necessary to move cold food products around the world have launched a new organization known as the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) to tackle environmental issues.

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US company involved in China food safety scandal lays off workers

Illinois-based meat processing holding company OSI Group said it will lay off 340 employees at its Chinese affiliate, Husi Food Co., Ltd., after the facility made headlines in July surrounding an ongoing food safety investigation.

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China’s love of the West draws packaging changes

As China’s population changes eating habits and shopping behaviors in response to Western influences, manufacturers need to meet new packaging needs

Chocolates, coffee, cheese, ice cream and soft drinks are among the most desired Western products.

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Bottled water market one of the fastest expanding industries

Increasing health concerns and a rise in disposable income are contributing to the growth of the global bottled water market which was worth $157.3 billion in 2013, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.

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McDonald’s sales continue to fall after food safety scandal

The McDonald’s Corporation said its global comparable sales (sales at all restaurants in operation at least thirteen months) decreased 3.7 percent in August.

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US becomes largest market for wine

As Americans’ taste for wine continues to rise, so has the US market for the libation which soared ahead of France as the world’s largest wine market last year, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group.

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Most valuable soft drink brands

The global soft drink market increased by less than 2 percent in 2013 to $937 billion, but Chinese brands and Red Bull are on the rise, according to the latest data and analysis from market researcher Canadean.

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Infant food and formula markets on the rise in Asia

In India, an increasing amount of disposable income, rapid urbanization and a growing number of women in the workforce continue to drive the country’s baby food market, which is expected to reach $520 million in 2014, according to TechSci Research.

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Keurig coffee partners with Kraft

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., popularized for its single-cup coffee brewing technology, has joined with Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in a multi-year partnership to manufacture and distribute Kraft’s branded coffee in packs compatible with Keurig brewing systems.

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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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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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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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