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For Gourmet Baker, a Canadian producer of baked desserts, it is the power of fine flour that separates its strudel, Danish pastries, puff pastries, croissants and cinnamon rolls from competing brands. The company consumes about 80,000 lb. of flour per week at its plant in Winnipeg, MB.
While FSMA sections on the Produce Safety Rule and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule have garnered the lion’s share of the news in the last few months, the Proposed Rule on Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration is out for comment until the end of March. Though no large-scale events have occurred, a few small ones have affected small groups of people for various, unrelated reasons.
Stringent hygiene requirements at food and beverage facilities make an effective pest control program imperative.
With FSMA in place and many processors seeking GFSI certifications, effective cleaning and sanitation are more important than ever.
A quarter of the state's mandarin and navel oranges and lemons were wiped out in December freezes.
Because of their ability to apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are integral components of the US Cybersecurity Framework
The group, which last year pressured General Mills to remove GMO ingredients from Cheerios, wants Starbucks to use only organic milk.
Patents that expired in 2012 allowed manufacturers to produce K-cups priced lower than the official Green Mountain refills.
Seven projects were announced over 10 months in 2013.
The application deadline is April 7, 2014.
Understanding the relationship between OEE and improvement is essential.
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The sorter has enabled higher capacity and recovery rates as well.
The final deadline for the rule on intentional adulteration will come in May 2016.
A fully integrated weigh scale and bag packaging system designed specifically for fresh and frozen fruit is a new development resulting from a partnership between Automated Packaging Systems and BBC Technologies.
Whether you’re a small, medium or large food and beverage manufacturer, taking the plunge and opening a new plant in a foreign country is a huge decision, often fraught with risks you may have never envisioned. But there are alternatives, and finding the one that makes sense for your operation can help propel your products into the global marketplace.
The Sodimate mechanical silo unloader features a vertical spindle fitted with flexible blades for unloading dry powdered materials from silos, rigid bins and hoppers.
The MoveMaster Vac vacuum conveying system from Schenck Process Group is suited to batch dilute phase conveying, direct loss-in-weight feeder refill and integrated volumetric feeding and conveying.
The humble shrimp has been the mainstay of the Choice Canning Company for more than 50 years. Already a leading supplier of shrimp in North America, the processor expanded into the ready-to-cook meal market in 2006. It now produces 12 IQF skillet meals under the Tastee Choice brand and distributes them to retail grocery stores throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Southwestern states and Canada.
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Plant Construction Survey
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Food Engineering Tech Flash
Food Engineering’s TechFlash e-newsletter delivers breaking industry news on food safety, automation, manufacturing technologies and more, right to your inbox, twice a month.
April 6, 2014
Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.
April 29, 2014
The Best of Food and Beverage Packaging is an event like no other in packaging: Combining the most relevant technologies and trends in the food and beverage packaging segments with the vision needed to successfully sell to consumers in this ever-shifting market landscape.
April 7, 2014
Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo Day 1 Engineering Keynote Address: Driving Manufacturing Excellence
As food and beverage manufacturers strive for increased operational success in a highly competitive environment, they must focus on making improvements in processes, asset usage and staffing. Hear which innovation tools this world-class processor uses to achieve manufacturing excellence.
April 7, 2014
Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo - Food Safety Modernization Act: Are You Fully Prepared?
Under FSMA, food safety programs will shift to a prevention-based approach to food contamination, and all registered food facility will be required to develop a written hazard analysis and risk-based controls plan. This shift requires more detailed recordkeeping and active involvement by management.