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Welcome to FPEAC

The Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center is committed to developing and promoting innovative strategies that achieve better environmental results, reduce costs, and promote environmental stewardship throughout the Food Processing Industry. The goal of the Center is to become a primary provider of environmental information, resources, and training to assist small and medium sized food processors in achieving environmental compliance and stewardship.

The U.S. food processing sector, as with other industrial and commercial sectors, faces increasingly stringent environmental rules, many of which have their roots in federal statutes and are implemented through state laws and regulations by various agencies. Most of these rules relate to the treatment and disposal of food processing wastes. Often, permitting, monitoring, reporting and other regulatory requirements are implemented by multiple agencies (e.g., composting operations may be regulated by the environmental protection agency, department of health and department of agriculture).

FPEAC Webinar Series Announcement: FPEAC Webinar Series is currently available in recorded format through December 30, 2012 (purchase price: $40 each, or $100 for all three webinars). See flyer for more information on compliance topics. If you are interested in receiving access to the recorded sessions, please contact Purdue Conference Division at 765-494-2752 or email at kstockme@purdue.edu.

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Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center
Purdue University, Food Science Building, 745 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-494-7997 • FAX: 765-494-7953

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