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PROCESS EXPO Launches New Website Offering Resources for Food and Beverage Processors

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2017 Floor Plan Now Available MCLEAN, VA August 17, 2016 – Pure Processing, Proven Results is the new branding campaign featured in the launch of the new PROCESS EXPO website – www.myprocessexpo.com.   This premiere trade show, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), will bring together 15,000 industry professionals to see thousands of products and services from 600 exhibiting …

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Food Safety Sees the Light: Basics and Sources of Light-based Technologies

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In a guest column for Food Online, food safety researcher Tatiana Koutchma outlines several types of light-based technologies for preserving food and eliminating pathogens. Her article compares the relative effectiveness of continuous UV and LED treatments versus pulsed UV and pulsed light alternatives. The performance comparison chart she presents accounts for sources, wavelength, spectrum, efficiency, intensity, and treatment time. Koutchma admonishes …

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Report: CPI Data Shows Steady Food Prices in July

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer prices for food remained unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, per the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). This after two months of declining prices in May and June. Read on for more food-related details from the report. Prices decline for food at home, but rise for …

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Rising Demand for High-Pressure Processing Technology Will Impact the Global Food Processing Machinery Market Until 2020: Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio’s latest report on the global food processing machinery market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Rising demand for high-pressure processing technology to impact the …

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First Annual HPP (High Pressure Processing) Summit Hosted by Universal Pasteurization Company LLC

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Annual Conference to Focus on Food Safety and Value Creation for the Food and Beverage Industry Through the Use of HPP Universal Pasteurization, the world’s largest High Pressure Processing (HPP) service provider, announced that it will host the first dedicated HPP Summit. Intended to be an annual event, the summit is focused on educating the food and beverage industry on …

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Report: Food Recalls Rise Sharply in Q2 2016

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In its recent Recall Industry Spotlight, Stericycle used data from federal agencies to shed light on food recall trends so far this year. Here are some of their findings. Food recalls spiked dramatically in Q2 2016, and more of this year’s recalls have been nationwide or global. Compared to Q1, Q2 recalls were more than 80 times greater for FDA …

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Put Food Data in the Cloud for Enterprise-wide Connectivity

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Now that the Internet of Things can connect every operation in your food processing facility, data’s not just for addressing isolated, plant-floor issues anymore. Doug Fair, COO at Infinity QS International, Inc., told Food Manufacturing recently how to “upcycle” data to provide quality visibility, enterprise-wide. If micro-level data can be aggregated across locations, quality professionals, VPs, and operations, then managers can …

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A Food Industry Guide to Running Safe Facilities

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While FSMA, HACCP, and GFSI regulate the safety and quality of the food you produce, your facility is also subject to regulations that keep employees safe. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) governs these regulations across industries. Here is a guide to operations, materials, and fire regulations that can help ensure the physical safety of the people you employ. …

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Millennials Want Simplicity and Consistency, Watershed Data Reports

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This Lempert Report video breaks down research findings from the Watershed Group on what communicates authenticity in food to a millennial consumer generation. Millennials, the video reports, are “highly engaged and always questioning” consumers. They make up their minds about brands quickly, and 100% of those surveyed report frequently buying foods that are billed as “authentic.” Based on their research, Watershed …

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Report Shows Kids May Drive the Shopping Cart, but Parents Hold the Reins on Health

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A new report from market analyst Packaged Facts reveals children wield a fair amount of purchasing power, even when they don’t wield the wallet. Twenty-five percent of parents reported learning about new products from their kids. The trend is most pronounced among parents of children over six, but brand loyalty begins even younger than that. David Sprinkle, research director at Packaged …