Articles Tagged with ''quality control''

Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Dry Processing

Grinding out higher yields of tea and coffee flavorings

Focus on: powder and bulk operatons
Mating a vibratory feeder with roller mill technology made it possible to grind spices and seasonings more uniformly.


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Bulk bag unloading station

 The Volkmann BBUone bulk bag unloading station delivers dust-free material flow from the bag to the vacuum conveyor and downstream processes. 


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TECH FLASH

How do closed-loop quality management strategies fail?

Closed-loop management is a tool in the race to produce quality goods quickly and cheaply.

Manufacturers need help striking a balance between quality and cost.


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Plant of the Year

Plant of the Year: Chobani

Chobani's brand-new Twin Falls facility continues to evolve while keeping up with the American public's insatiable demand for Greek yogurt.

Chobani time might be defined as the time it takes a new company, which started in 2005, to rise to the top in US Greek yogurt sales in 2012, claiming 47.3 percent of the US market, according to AdAge, June 6, 2012.


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Field Reports

Putting the freeze on nitrogen usage

Eliminating liquid nitrogen from the IQF process helps maintain raspberries at peak quality while saving money on consumable liquid nitrogen.

Enfield Farms, a Lynden, WA-based family-owned and operated business for more than 30 years, produces high-quality blueberries and raspberries, maintaining complete control over every aspect of its berry products.


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Manufacturing News

Making sense of all that big data

For most processors, traditional daily reports are compiled too late to be useful.

“Terabytes of data are spinning on our servers,” Dex Dutson, process control manager with ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston told attendees at ARC Advisory Group’s World Industry Forum held in Orlando in February.


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Engineering R&D

Engineering R&D: The small freeze

A smaller footprint is a clear improvement in the newest generation of cryogenic freezers, and incremental improvements in heat transfer rates are making them affordable options.

Incorporating cryogenic freezing in place of mechanical freezing gave way in the last decade to an appreciation of the ROI cryogenic systems provide in terms of reduced yield loss, improved product quality, throughput and a focus on safety and sanitation.


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TECH FLASH

Connecting ERP with HACCP, LIMS and PLM systems

For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
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Midwest pizza manufacturer increases production while freezing costs

A new cryogenic freezing tunnel uses less nitrogen and is easy to clean.


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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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Food Engineering

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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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