Articles Tagged with ''sustainable production''

State of Food Manufacturing

The state of food manufacturing: The need for speed

A focus on lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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One glance at this year’s Food Engineering State of Manufacturing survey indicates, that for the most part, food and beverage processors are facing a lot of issues—many the same as last year.


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Field Reports

Treat root causes instead of symptoms to improve OEE

Chocolate bar line significantly improves performance by implementing partner approach to continuous improvement plan.
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Mondelez Ireland is a market-leading producer of chocolate, biscuits (cookies), gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages.


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37th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Hygienic design for safe food

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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As FSMA gels, processors are concerned about safe food and plants while stepping up product output with the same energy inputs.


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Coca-Cola replenishes 108.5 billion liters of water

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Staying true to its replenishment goals and sustainability, the Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners announced they replenished 68 percent of Coca-Cola’s 2013 sales volume by delivering 108.5 billion liters of water back into communities.


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Food Packaging

Cultured pearls

By Cindy Dubin
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Stonyfield, an organic yogurt maker, is launching an organic frozen yogurt dessert in collaboration with Cambridge, MA-based WikiFoods, Inc.


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TECH FLASH

ConAgra announces sustainability achievements

The company announces the winners of its 2014 Sustainable Development Awards.
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Collectively, entries conserved 820 million gallons of water, saved 7.8 million pounds of material and eliminated 10,500 tons of landfill waste.
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Field Reports

From clipboards to CMMS, maintenance is now a snap

Fish producer uses computerized maintenance management to handle production equipment, farm equipment and operator certifications.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Snow Island is a Nova Scotia-based salmon producer distinguished by its commitment to the environment and sustainable farming practices for raising salmon from egg to plate. The company gives its salmon extra room to grow, maintaining a 98.5 percent volume of water to 1.5 percent of fish in its pens and nets. And while many other operations house one million-plus fish per farm, Snow Island farms contain only 500,000.
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Water usage and treatment

Take a load off

Food and beverage plants under pressure to reduce contaminants in their discharge water are finding a wider range of solutions.
By Mikell Knights
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Water recovery and productivity goals are aided by new systems.
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Water conservation, water reuse and wastewater pretreatment

By Mikell Knights
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Water conservation, water reuse and wastewater pretreatment strategies take many forms. Culligan Matrix Solutions, the commercial and industrial division of Culligan International, and Emerson Industrial Automation, a business unit of Emerson, point out less obvious areas for efficiency improvements.
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Features

State of Food Manufacturing 2013: Slowly Trending Upward

A lack of consumer confidence, prolonged unemployment and concern about regulations still hinder strong economic growth.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive. 


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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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FSMA Audit

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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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