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OSHA fines NY Tyson facility for repeated safety violations

Investigators say electrocution, fall, and burn risks were too high at the plant.
November 20, 2013
Investigators say electrocution, fall, and burn risks were too high at the plant.
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TECH FLASH

Maltodextrin: Are you prepared for dust explosions?

Maltodextrin is a useful additive, but it comes with some plant safety risks.
November 12, 2013

Handling mistakes can result in dust explosions.


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IDFA recognizes nine Kroger plants for safety

The facilities were winners of the 10th annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates.
November 11, 2013

The facilities were winners of the 10th annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates.


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Dietz & Watson warehouse fire continues to smolder

Fire at the Delanco, New Jersey facility has been contained but may not be completely extinguished for several days.
September 3, 2013
Fire at the Delanco, New Jersey facility has been contained but may not be completely extinguished for several days.
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TECH FLASH

Scores die in Chinese poultry plant fire

Local reports say 119 were killed in the June 3rd fire and blast around 6:00 a.m. local time
June 3, 2013

Early indications point to potential electrical or ammonia system problems.


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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.
April 9, 2013

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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Flexible sleeve assembly

April 9, 2013

Able to resist pressure shocks exceeding 60 kPa (8psi), the PPS BFM flexible sleeve assembly snaps in place to connect lines and can be used where flexible sleeves are required to enhance explosion protection.


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Seven die in Grupo Modelo accident

The cause of the accident has not been officially determined.
April 8, 2013
The cause of the accident has not been officially determined.
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Leak detector

March 6, 2013

The E Instruments Model 7899 Gas Sniffer portable leak detector pinpoints small leaks of any combustible gas or hydrocarbon emitted from piping and/or appliances.


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Flooring

Striking the right balance underfoot

Durable, safe, affordable and aesthetically pleasing flooring choices keep processes up and running.
February 6, 2013

Flooring is fundamental to every processing plant, but depending on the application, food and beverage manufacturers have unique needs related to hygiene, durability and compression and tensile strength.


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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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