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Getting bullish on production

When challenged by its parent company to quadruple its output, El Matador Enterprises decided to invest in more efficient processing equipment to achieve this goal.
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Getting ahead with robotics

New developments in robotics and automation are saving bakers and snack food manufacturers more in labor-related costs and enhancing their production efficiencies.
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A horizontal packaging equipment update

With flexibility, quick changeover and easy-to-clean features, horizontal packaging systems are in great demand.
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PMMI unveils new Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas on Sept. 23-25

PMMI, The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies’ brand-new Center for Trends & Technology will help educate PACK EXPO Las Vegas attendees and help them improve their production efficiencies. Scheduled sessions offer the tools, methods and experts for real-world applications.
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FDA’s proposed food processors rule troubles some, confuses many

The Food and Drug Administration’s new proposed rule for food-processing facilities is getting negative feedback from sustainable-agriculture advocates, food-safety experts, farmers, the Office of Management and Budget and farm commodity officials.


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2013 Best in Baking Recipients

An SF&WB web exclusive!

Judges name 17 recipients in the B.E.S.T. in Baking program.


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ConAgra Foods says Ardent Mills grain-milling joint venture in Denver area will boost efficiency

ConAgra Foods says its proposed venture would spur competition and innovation in the industry, though it wouldn’t itself bring about lower prices for wheat farmers.


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Denver area to be home of Ardent Mills

ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS choose the Denver area as the headquarter site of Ardent Mills, their proposed new joint venture flour milling company.


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SensoryEffects Flavor Systems opens state-of-the-art warehouse in Missouri

SensoryEffects Flavor Systems completes a new 40,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Bridgeton, Mo., for storing its growing business of frozen, refrigerated and ambient products.


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Procter & Gamble’s sustainability optimist

Vice president of sustainability at Procter & Gamble Co., Len Sauers, not only believes in his company and its sustainability mission, he cares deeply about it. He’s part of a small, environmentally committed group not often heralded in the world of corporate sustainability.


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