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Articles Tagged with ''food processing''

Seattle soy processor's license revoked over sanitary issues

March 20, 2013
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has closed a Seattle soy products manufacturer over persistent sanitation issues, the regulator has announced.
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Hawaii food producer takes big bite out of waste costs

‘Muffin Monster’ grinder combines with compactor to deliver 50% reduction in waste handling
March 1, 2013

Faced with escalating waste disposal haul-away costs, one of Hawaii’s largest food manufacturers and distributors sought out a new solution -- a giant grinder that literally chewed the company's disposal costs in half.


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Safety key for meat processing plants

March 1, 2013
Although safety is a top priority for all food manufacturers, meat and poultry processors face stricter control and tougher regulation. However, these are not the only challenges they have to deal with.
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Automation key for ensuring food safety, equipment manufacturer claims

February 26, 2013
Anticipated reforms mean that food processing plants are likely to face serious challenges in complying with the new regulations. One of the key elements to make sure products are safe is prevention of potential bacterial contamination.
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Processing Center sponsors ice cream flavor contest

February 18, 2013
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is sponsoring a contest to create a new ice cream flavor.
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Oregon fines food firm for illegal wastewater discharge

February 14, 2013
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has slapped a $9,600 fine on Norpac Foods, Inc. for breaching wastewater discharging requirements at its food processing facility in Stayton.
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Consumers' changing preferences fuel strong demand for natural colorants

February 14, 2013
Consumers across the globe are trying to switch to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and when buying products they often pick those that are made from natural and simple materials.
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Foodborne illnesses from poultry most deadly, report finds

January 31, 2013
Poultry meat is the cause of the most fatalities occurring as a result of foodborne illnesses, according to figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Food processing companies face stricter regulations under Food Safety Modernization Act

January 31, 2013
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which aims to improve food safety regulations and prevent foodborne illnesses, applies both to domestic and imported production and covers farmers and food processing companies.
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Low-fat donut technology awaits patent

January 23, 2013
International production of donuts could be radically changed with the development of a method that reduces fat content by 40 percent, saturated fat content by 45 percent and calorie count by 20 percent.
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