Articles Tagged with ''packaging''

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Expiration dates cause up to 90 percent of Americans to waste food

An estimated $900 million worth of expired foods is removed from grocery shelves each year.
October 15, 2013
NRDC recommends standardized dating systems and making sell by dates invisible to consumers.
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Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
October 15, 2013
Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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5 signs it’s time to update your food product packaging

Does your packaging accurately portray your company’s image?
October 15, 2013

New technologies and innovations mean manufacturers that don’t update theirs could lose sales.


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BPA could heighten miscarriage risk, says new study

The study does not provide a definitive link, but it adds to the "biological plausibility" that BPA affects pregnancy.
October 14, 2013

The study does not provide a definitive link, but it adds to the "biological plausibility" that BPA affects pregnancy.


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Rutgers team takes PACK Solutions Challenge blue ribbon

The team will share a scholarship from PMMI's Education and Training Foundation.
September 26, 2013
The team will share a scholarship from PMMI's Education and Training Foundation.
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TECH FLASH

Looking ahead: Dairy industry trends & challenges

A new study highlights continued consolidation, mega-farms and new shelf-stable packaging formats among key trends, as 80 percent of respondents cite need for new technology.
September 25, 2013
The results were presented at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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Chicken packaging innovation responsible for long-term price decline

A new study says chicken has grown in popularity over the past 25 years while dropping in price.
September 23, 2013
A new study says chicken has grown in popularity over the past 25 years while dropping in price.
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Technology Sourcebook

Case packer

September 11, 2013

 Used for partitionless packaging of products made with glass, aluminum, PET or other materials, the Standard-Knapp Versatron case packer with lowering head module provides programmable pick-and-place motion, achieving positive placement fully into the bottom of each case.  


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Vacuum packaging machines

September 10, 2013

 Featuring programmable PLC controls with readable diagnostics and a vacuum leak check program, fully automatic Rollstock vacuum packaging machines are available in web widths from 285 to 459mm.  


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TECH FLASH

Integrate equipment for improved bar line efficiency

A line comprised of unintegrated equipment increases the chance of operator error.
August 28, 2013

Multiple control panels can easily overwhelm operators.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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