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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.
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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Dairy Processing

Tech update: Dairy processing

In the US, fluid milk sales are flat, but Greek yogurt and other specialty markets are hot, which means a processor’s survival will depend upon having the right automation tools.


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Nonthermal Processing

Nonthermal processing boosts taste, textural and nutritional benefits

Between high-pressure processing, ultrasound, irradiation and pulsed light, there’s an option for almost any application.


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Packaging Line Innovation

Packaging line innovation: Reaching for higher efficiencies

Robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.
Food and beverage manufacturers continually seek packaging machinery designs and process improvements that cut costs and boost productivity.


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The Plant Floor Worker

Employee engagement: Creating a culture of operational excellence

Employee engagement supports plant safety, food safety and operational efficiency goals. Could your operation be doing more to create a culture of engagement?
It’s no secret that employee engagement boosts individual, team and overall operational performance.


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Dry Processing Technology

Bulk handling system increases efficiency, sanitation and quality

The system includes a forklift-loaded, split-frame bulk bag discharger plus a manual bag dump station, bag compactor and hopper.
Franklin Farms East is an East Coast producer of dry milk and non-dairy food products used in the production of commercial baked goods, ice creams and confectionery products.


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Financial & Insurance Services

Helping processors grow and prosper

Your financial and insurance services partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.
Every company involved in creating, distributing and selling food has a keen interest in accessing capital.


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Food Safety

GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Improving inventory practices

Average spending is up, and inventory management practices are adjusting to new realities in food and beverage production.


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

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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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.

Podcasts

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

What is the is most important step you have taken to become ready for a 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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