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Plant of the Year

Plant of the Year: Excellence and efficiency abound at Blue Diamond Growers

April 8, 2014

 Built from a foundation of emerging collaboration tools and a unique, cross-functional, interdisciplinary approach, Blue Diamond Growers achieves its manufacturing goals with its new “dream” plant. 


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Regulatory Watch

Vilsack says funding cut won’t compromise meat safety

April 8, 2014

 US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a cut to USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal will not hamper the agency’s meat, poultry and egg inspection responsibilities.  


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Field reports

Microbrewery puts a new face on its flooring

April 8, 2014
Equipment and chemicals are tough on bare cement, but a layer of polyurethane gives the floor a new life.
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Field reports

Equipment track record justifies placement in new facility

April 8, 2014

After a conveyor proved itself in an existing facility, choosing a unit for a new plant was a no-brainer.


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Field Reports

On-demand steam meets pet food production requirements

April 8, 2014
The new steam generator also satisfies California’s tough emission regulations.
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Field reports

Craft brewer makes quick, safe connections

April 8, 2014
Powering up or down equipment in a wet environment can be dangerous and tedious, without the right connection equipment.
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Food Packaging

Curve appeal

April 8, 2014

Last year, some members of the dairy industry thought it hip to be in square packaging. But Dean Foods, Inc. is taking a more circuitous route. Its Land O’Lakes brand sour cream and cottage cheese products are appearing on retailer shelves throughout the upper Midwest in curved packaging.


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Food Packaging

Coffee stick makes a stir

April 8, 2014

 Make a perfect cup of coffee—or tea—in about 30 seconds. Might sound too good to be true, but Australian inventor Dave Hopper may have enabled you to do just that with the development of Quikstix. 


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Food Packaging

‘Bone’ appétit!: New advances for pet food industry

April 8, 2014

 A pet peeve for some dog owners is not being able to feed their pets a warm meal. But that problem is being addressed with a heated, moist supplement for dry food in a package familiar to the world of single-serve soups, pastas and snacks. 


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Manufacturing News

Nutrition facts label overhauled

April 8, 2014

 First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes. 


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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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THE MAGAZINE

Food Engineering Magazine

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2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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