Manufacturing News

The latest information about innovation in food and beverage manufacturing and operations

ARTICLES

TECH FLASH

Don’t get left out in the cold

Challenges in food safety compliance can be overcome to leverage growth.
April 14, 2014

FE discusses the issues with PMMI’s Jorge Izquierdo.


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Plant of the Year

Plant of the Year: Excellence and efficiency abound at Blue Diamond Growers

April 8, 2014

 Built from a foundation of emerging collaboration tools and a unique, cross-functional, interdisciplinary approach, Blue Diamond Growers achieves its manufacturing goals with its new “dream” plant. 


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Manufacturing News

Plant Openings & Expansions: April 2014

April 8, 2014

 Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions.


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Manufacturing News

Industry & People News: April 2014

April 8, 2014
Announcements about new hires, staff promotions, association news, awards, mergers and acquisitions.
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Manufacturing News

Nutrition facts label overhauled

April 8, 2014

 First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes. 


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TECH FLASH

McDonald’s plans to “refocus core” to win back customers

The company says the timeline of last year’s menu additions stressed many restaurants.
March 26, 2014

This year, McDonald’s will play up its classics, plus the quality of its coffee.


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TECH FLASH

Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

Preparing for natural disasters starts with the Three Ps: Plan, Partner and Prioritize.
March 12, 2014

Consider the most likely types of natural disasters for your region and design a plan from there.


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Industry & People News: March 2014

March 8, 2014
Announcements about new hires, staff promotions, association news, awards, mergers and acquisitions.
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Regulatory Watch

Dairy industry reaps Farm Bill benefits

March 8, 2014

 The newly passed Farm Bill reduces funding for SNAP, the federal food stamp program, by $8 billion and trims a number of subsidies for food producers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) says the bill significantly increases support for fruits and vegetables growers and local food systems. 


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Plant Openings & Expansions: March 2014

March 8, 2014
Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions.
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EVENTS

The One Voice Vision: Sanitary Machine Design Requirements for Low Moisture Food Manufacturing

10/24/13

On-Demand Over 20 CPG and supplier companies are collaborating to define One Voice in Sanitary Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods. Register for this can't-miss webinar!

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo Day 1 Engineering Keynote Address: Driving Manufacturing Excellence

4/7/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand As food and beverage manufacturers strive for increased operational success in a highly competitive environment, they must focus on making improvements in processes, asset usage and staffing. Hear which innovation tools this world-class processor uses to achieve manufacturing excellence.

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo - Food Safety Modernization Act: Are You Fully Prepared?

4/7/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Under FSMA, food safety programs will shift to a prevention-based approach to food contamination, and all registered food facility will be required to develop a written hazard analysis and risk-based controls plan. This shift requires more detailed recordkeeping and active involvement by management.

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Multimedia

Videos

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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering Magazine

Food engineering magazine 2014 april cover

2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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