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5 safety tips for your warehouse
Mandy Gardner
Warehouse management is a multifaceted industry whose success relies on many different elements, such as leadership, management software, architecture and warehouse layout. To make sure that your warehouse is as safe and hazard-free as possible, you should implement a few different systems that will bolster the overall safety rating of your building.
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FDA proposed rule on the sanitary transportation of food
Federal Register
FDA has released the Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food that would require certain shippers, receivers and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.
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  Stop buying multiple finishes of paste

Buy only one finish of paste and use it for all your recipes. Refine coarser finishes to fit all your requirements and give the quality and mouth feel of finer, more expensive paste. Buying and stocking just one finish of paste will increase your buying power.
 


Cartons are most eco-friendly packaging
FoodProductionDaily.com
Consumers are increasingly expecting eco-friendly packaging, says SIG Combibloc, as it sets "ambitious targets" to reduce its environmental impact. The carton packaging supplier is looking at the raw materials it uses. Michael Hecker, head of group environment, health and safety, SIG Combibloc, said the company is also considering the effect of cartons on key global issues: emission of greenhouse gasses, and consumption of fossil fuels and energy.
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Combatting Listeria positive in finished product
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
There are five words no one in the food industry ever wants to hear: "Listeria positive in finished product."
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New proteins offer nutritional and functional benefits
Food Processing
Protein-enhanced products have generated much revenue for food processors. Good reasons exist for protein's popularity. "The World Health Organization recommends that dietary protein should provide some 10-15 percent of calories when individuals are in energy balance and maintaining a stable weight," says Kelley Fitzpatrick, principal, NutriTech Consulting.
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5 safety tips for your warehouse
Mandy Gardner
Warehouse management is a multifaceted industry whose success relies on many different elements, such as leadership, management software, architecture and warehouse layout. To make sure that your warehouse is as safe and hazard-free as possible, you should implement a few different systems that will bolster the overall safety rating of your building.

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California drought could trigger food inflation
Money News
A lack of rainfall in California could have a nationwide impact on food prices. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the state produces almost half of U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. But the state's water managers say unless there are strong storms in the next few months, they may only be able to provide 5 percent of the water needed for the nearly 1 million acres of irrigated farmland.

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America's 50 most powerful people in food for 2014
The Daily Meal
Who are the most powerful people in the food world in America? For the fourth year in a row, The Daily Meal attempts to answer that question — and it begins with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack at No. 1.

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Food industry groups urge change to ACA's full-time employee definition
EIN NewsDesk
The Food Marketing Institute, an executive committee member of the Employers for Flexibility in Healthcare Coalition, sent a letter to all members of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee in advance of the committee's hearing on Jan. 28, on the Affordable Care Act's 30-hour/week full-time employee definition.
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FDA guidance impacts canned food firms
FoodProductionDaily.com
EAS Consulting Group aids food professionals, pharma companies, cosmetics firms and other manufacturers in sorting the tangles associated with regulatory changes. Staffers offer advice on how to understand such shifts, often confusing, to ensure existing products and future launches are in line with all necessary regulations.
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Study: Aerated foods could help increase satiety
FoodNavigator.com
Increasing the amount of air in a foods by creating highly aerated products could help to increase satiety and reduce intake, according to new research.
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Whole-chain traceability via a bar code
Food Processing
Consumers trust the foods they eat are safe and the industry is working hard to make sure that food safety remains a top priority. But as food industry leaders, we continue to ask ourselves, how can we do even better to deliver on our promise of providing safe food to consumers?
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The Lempert Report's nutrition label recommendations
Supermarket Guru
On Jan. 24, we found out that the FDA and White House are finally about to announce the newly updated Nutrition Facts label on food and beverages. On Jan. 28, The Lempert Report commented on the proposed updates and now wants to offer some suggestions.
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FDA reports only one use of mandatory recall authority to date
Food Safety News
Until the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not have the authority to mandate a food recall. Food recalls were done by food companies on a voluntary basis – sometimes at the suggestion of FDA, but not through mandatory action. Since gaining the power to mandate recalls, FDA has only used it once: last year’s recall of Salmonella-tainted pet treats produced by Kasel Associates Industries Inc.
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