‘Green’ Performance with Purpose

Frito-Lay North America’s core snack food production facility in Casa Grande, Ariz., may be the most sustainable food facility in the U.S.
Chipping in for a “greener” future, Frito-Lay North America’s snack manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Ariz., is the company’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold snack unit—a remarkable achievement in its own right. But the plant, which Frito-Lay calls its Near Net Zero project showcase, is also the result of a highly ambitious sustainability project that took the location “off the grids,” running primarily on renewable energy sources and recycled water, while producing zero landfill waste. The plant could be the most sustainable food production facility of its kind in the U.S.
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Why sustainability matters in the supply chain

Companies ahead of the sustainability curve are ‘writing the rules,’ according to a guide detailing the new phases of sustainability and energy efficiency.

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Steel belts for baking and more

When it comes to baking, steel belts can be exposed to extreme mechanical and thermal stress. Made to match these high demands with superior quality and reliability, Berndorf Band Engineering’s steel belts withstand a high number of load cycles and fluctuating operating temperatures.

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United Biscuits separates its snacks business

United Biscuits says it has separated its snacks business after various rumors over recent weeks, signaling the possibility of a sale, and names ex-Kraft U.K. president as the new chief executive to head up the business. The snacks business will also be renamed KP Snacks.

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Ralcorp restructures

St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings initiates a strategic restructuring of its business to boost organizational effectiveness and reduce costs. The company will consolidate its cereal, pasta and snacks, sauces and spreads businesses into a single center-store, private-brand food company.

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Klüber Lubrication names Porter and Bryant market managers

The Londonderry, N.H., manufacturer of specialty lubricants appoints Toby Porter food market manager and Ben Bryant marine market manager. The appointments represent an effort to strengthen Klüber’s support of the food/beverage and marine businesses.

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Bunge North America opens culinary center in Illinois

The North American operating arm of Bunge Ltd. expands its Ingredient Innovation Center in Bradley, Ill., to include a full-service culinary center. The facility includes an industrial kitchen and a corporate dining room with extensive video capabilities.

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Equipment Briefs: July 2012

The Human Machine Controller from Maple Systems combines an HMI and PLC in one unit. With customizable input/output, the HMC accepts up to five plug-in I/O modules with varying configurations of digital and analog inputs and outputs. The unit is available with a 3.5-in. or a 5.7-in. touchscreen display, each equipped with six function keys adjacent to the screen.
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Seven Kellogg bakeries earn energy efficiency points

Kellogg Co.’s bakeries again earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification as its plants around the world reduce more energy. Seven of the company’s U.S. bakeries have earned the certification, in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.

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Drought worsens, crops are damaged, food prices may soar

Forecasters say there’s a heat dome over the Corn Belt, and soybean prices are nearing record totals. Food inflation fears and fuel worries continue. The drought is affecting 55% of the land mass in the lower 48 states.

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