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January 10, 2017
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USDA encourages industry to use “Best if Used By” on product labels
The agency has revised its guidance on date labeling to reduce food waste.
Pest management is critical in keeping food processing facilities safe
The preventative emphasis of FSMA extends to pest management and its role as part of a strong food safety program.
Finding ways to fight the food waste epidemic
While there are many different efforts in place to curb food waste, researchers wonder if they are working.
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Submissions Open: 2016 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards
The OpX Leadership Network is honoring exceptional sustainability achievements within food, beverage and consumer products manufacturing operations. Submissions are due January 13, 2017.

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Introducing ProFood World’s Annual Manufacturing Innovation Awards Competition
In April of 2017, ProFood World will recognize outstanding food and beverage processing and packaging innovation projects via the first annual Manufacturing Innovation Awards competition. Projects completed in the past 18 months are eligible to compete and multiple awards will be presented.

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Automation
5 elements to capturing value from IoT
Getting an Internet of Things initiative in manufacturing up and running is difficult for several reasons. The ability to target IoT value creation using these five steps can help smooth the path.
Cloud ERP is part of the smart plant evolution
Software paves the way for smaller food and beverage processors to manage their assets with the skill of a multinational food producer.
Case Studies
Brewing up a flexible, scalable batch
The popularity of Mother Earth Brew Company’s craft beers meant a production expansion into a new facility, using a new control system that could run multiple batches on the same process skid.
Upgraded automation platform delivers processing accuracy
A major Italian wine producer adds more automation tools to provide accurate process data between its processing and bottling facility.
Packaging
Bio-based Snickers wrapper wins top award
Four years in the making, a film wrapper for Mars' Snickers candy bar made from potato starch waste gets top honors in the 11th Global Bioplastics Awards.
On-the-go meal time in minutes
OMEALS home-style meal packages include the food and heating element in one pouch.
Plant Floor
Bottom injectors increase food safety and productivity
Strategically positioned on the bottom of a mixer, blender or kettle, Linde LIXSHOOTER self-sealing bottom injectors rapidly chill ground meat, poultry mixes and other wet foods or ingredients.
System produces range of molded ice cream products
Capable of creating up to 43,200 products/hr., the Tetra Pak linear molding solution can be used to make items from simple ice treats to larger, more complex ice cream products with fruit inclusions and new shapes.
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