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California farmers team up to convert beets to ethanol
The Associated Press via Google News
Amid the vast almond orchards and grape fields that surround Five Points in California's Central Valley, a once-dominant crop that has nearly disappeared from the state's farms is making a comeback: sugar beets. But these beets won't be processed into sugar. A dozen farmers, supported by university experts and a $5 million state grant, are set to start construction of a Fresno County demonstration plant that will convert the beets into ethanol.
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Welcome to the new normal in food safety
Troy Media
Food traceability — a powerful tool to mitigate risks across food supply chains — does not guarantee food safety and integrity. Even so, the challenge of tracking food products and ingredients upstream and downstream touches on the core of what is required to manage risks posed by the new normal in the business of food and agriculture.
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Expert calls on industry to share supplier information
FoodNavigator.com
Better sharing of information between rival food companies could save time and money and improve food safety and quality across the industry, says Stefano Crea, global manager of food and beverage at DNV Business Assurance.
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America's frozen food habit: Secrets we keep
Huliq
According to a new survey by Nestle USA, 25 percent of Americans confess to having passed off frozen meals as their own culinary creation. Another 14 percent admit to having "accidentally" taken a co-worker's frozen meal in the workplace. These and other findings were released in a national poll by Nestle USA, which explored how today's consumers perceive and use frozen foods.
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Sustainable supply seen as emerging future risk for food companies
FoodNavigator.com
Food safety, quality and financial issues are considered the top three risks to business for most food companies, but sustainable supply is emerging as a growing area of concern, according to a new survey from DNV Business Assurance.
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New technology supports heat-sensitive nutrients in snacks, biscuits
FoodProductionDaily.com
Biosciences firm Carritech Research has developed a processing and formulation technology to manufacture snacks and biscuits with heat-sensitive nutrients and vitamins.
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Poll: Majority of shoppers confused about frozen foods
Supermarket Guru
Frozen foods often get a bad reputation. Whether the aisle is too long and daunting or the foods seem overly processed, many shoppers are not aware of the quality and variety of foods they can find in the freezer section, according to a new survey.
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New device making historic strides in food safety
CentralIllinoisProud.com
The USDA lab in Peoria, Ill., recently began using a new machine called "the proton" to examine hundreds of thousands of bacteria per day and find ways to counteract the bacteria in food.
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Q-and-A: Preventing recalls in the fast-paced food industry
Food Manufacturing via Manufacturing.net
As the food regulatory landscape quickly continues to change, it is more important for food facilities to employ the latest technology to prevent product recalls before they occur. Barbara Levin of SafetyChain Software discusses how food safety software can help food manufacturers be proactive when it comes to food safety.
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Love apples could help heal hearts
FoodProcessing
Tomato could soon be living up to its "love apple" title, improving heart health by lowering cholesterol. UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when consumed. Published in the Journal of Lipid Research, the study found that mice that were fed these tomatoes had less inflammation and plaque buildup in their arteries.
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World's biggest study of food allergies gets under way
The University of Manchester
The world's biggest-ever study of allergies — spearheaded by the University of Manchester in the U.K. — officially gets under way. Experts from the U.K., Europe, Australia and the U.S. will study ways to better manage food-based allergies at every level of production and consumption.
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California farmers team up to convert beets to ethanol
The Associated Press
Amid the vast almond orchards and grape fields that surround Five Points in California's Central Valley, a once-dominant crop that has nearly disappeared from the state's farms is making a comeback: sugar beets. But these beets won't be processed into sugar. A dozen farmers, supported by university experts and a $5 million state grant, are set to start construction of a Fresno County demonstration plant that will convert the beets into ethanol.

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Cold plasma could revolutionize pathogen control in food processing
FoodProductionDaily.com
Food industry advisory body Campden BRI is exploring the effects of cold plasma technology on specific surfaces and microorganisms to help food manufacturers wage war on pathogens

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Trends in optimizing your formulations, recipes
Food Processing
Financial services leader Rabobank Group's global food and agribusiness research and advisory recently released a report that revealed many food companies lack organizational adaptability and would be ill-equipped to adjust to new sourcing, production or logistical challenges they could face in the coming years.

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Researchers find food waste could fuel rural areas
Waste Management & Research via Laboratory Equipment
Murdoch University researchers are touting biogas from small-scale food waste digesters as a source of renewable energy for rural and regional communities. Researchers say the biogas could be used for heating, cooking or lighting.
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A new spin on fats and oils
Food Business News
Ever since the war on trans fats began with the 2003 announcement that the Food and Drug Administration would require labeling for trans fats, bakers and snack food producers have been struggling with the weakest links in their products: the fats and oils.
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Supply chain: A lot at stake for shippers in HOS appeal
Supply Chain Digest
The American Trucking Associations' appeal of the new hours of service rule for truckers is now being heard in federal court. The results will be felt throughout the supply chain.
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