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Multi-facet characterization quantifies humidity’s impact on food powders

What you need to know when developing a moisture-control strategy
For many dry foodstuffs the ingress of even small quantities of water can compromise product performance. Granular foods — such as instant coffee, sugars and gravy granules — can all change, with the uptake of water, from relatively free-flowing, easily manageable powders to a far less desirable clumped or even solid mass. Knowing when — and to what extent — to control moisture depends in the first instance on understanding how a powder responds to humidity.
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Study links soft drinks to behavioral problems in children

A joint study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, the University of Vermont and the Harvard School of Public Health, has suggested a link between behavioral problems in five-year-old children and soft drink consumption.
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Oregon governor signs off on canola ban for Willamette Valley

Oregon farmers and the public are celebrating a major victory after Gov. John Kitzhaber signed the HB 2427 bill into law on Wednesday.
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Trident Seafoods to invest $41 million in Georgia plant

The Seattle-based company, which is North America's biggest seafood harvester and processor, said on Wednesday that it would open a plant in Carrollton, bringing 175 jobs to the people of Carroll County.
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'Gluten-free' definition standardized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has standardized the definition of "gluten-free" in a move designed to help millions of Americans affected by celiac disease (CD).
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Increase in line speed at poultry plants could cause more injuries, contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to introduce new rules at poultry plants that would see the speed of lines at processing facilities increase to 175 birds per minute, up from the current 140 birds per minute.
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High-pressure processing can reduce risk of food contamination, company claims

U.S.-based high-pressure processing solutions provider All Natural Freshness has announced the launch of its new buffering solution that could cut costs for food production and processing companies by offering increased contamination protection and eliminating the need for costly recalls almost entirely.
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Third of global food production wasted or lost

According to the United Nations 1.3 billion tons -- or a third of global food production -- is wasted or lost each year.
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New York college launches unique food processing technology course

Genesee Community College, situated in the western part of New York state, will provide qualified staff for food processing facilities in the area.
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Research reveals Final Rule compliance costs for US egg industry

In 2010, a new Final Rule that applied to all flocks of over 30,000 hens came into effect. The average annual cost for compliance with the Final Rule is $122,000 per complex.
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