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The World's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies - 2012

Investing Wisely in Local and Emerging Markets
By Hannah Oakman, Contributing Editor
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The desire for growth in emerging markets, along with the need to continue innovating in established areas, is driving a two-pronged strategy for leading food and beverage manufacturers.


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Recall Prevention and Planning

By Olin Thompson, Contributing Editor
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A food safety plan starts with prevention, but must also include the actions to take should an incident occur.
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Packaging Trends Survey: Greener Containers, Faster Speeds

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Whether they acknowledge it or not, food packaging professionals are operating lines where the goals of sustainable manufacturing are playing out.


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The proof is in the paperwork

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Processors must understand not only what materials are being moved through their plumbing systems, but how these lines are designed and laid out.
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Engineering R&D: Research in the trenches

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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With government funding drying up and businesses curtailing in-house programs, food technology research often has an entrepreneurial feel in the 21st century.
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Editor's Note: Another new reality - Finding an electronic balance

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Many successful business ideas are still uncovered over a coffee or a cocktail.
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Adjustment to renewable fuel standard requirements for ethanol requested

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Twenty-eight food industry groups are urging their member businesses to write letters to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson urging the agency to grant a waiver for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) requirements for ethanol.
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Milk drying optimization pays off

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Processor improves operational efficiencies and increases yields by reducing moisture variability on its dryers.
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Snow and ice belong outside—not in a bakery

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Improper airflows and the buildup of snow and ice on freezer coils, walls and floors waste energy and create extra work.
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Tequila producer finds safe, efficient way to add dry ingredients

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Twin flexible screw conveyors do the heavy lifting of ingredients to the top of mixing tanks.
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Houston's high-rise gin

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union may be the only organization that has not saluted New Artisan Spirit Inc. for the design and execution of its Roxor gin bottle.
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All that jazzy

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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In August, Britain’s best-dressed spud debuted on grocers’ shelves in a distinctive bag that lets it preen for shoppers in all its glory.
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Pressure relief

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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New solutions to friction reduction on bottling lines are becoming available to help bottlers cope with water-reduction goals and lighter, more easily damaged containers.
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Plant Openings & Expansions: October 2012

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Sheetz, Inc. will build a new $32.8 million distribution and food production center in Burlington, NC.
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Industry & People: October 2012

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Global Fresh Foods appointed Mark Barnekow as its CEO.
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Employers need time to evaluate ACA

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The Obama Administration has issued guidance to employers on how to determine which of their employees are considered full time and eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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What you need to know about Prop 37 now

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Prop 37 requires foods that are genetically engineered (GE) or contain GE ingredients to have this information on the label.
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