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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?
By Shane O'Halloran
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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.
By Shane O'Halloran
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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.
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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

By Shane O'Halloran
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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

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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Food safety management systems

The right tools enable long-term success

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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HACCP can’t do it all. A food safety management system uses several tools to promote food safety and prevent recalls. After a recall, it may be too late to save your business.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference 2014

Integrating leading edge-automation with operational excellence

By Shane O'Halloran
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Food and beverage companies are facing an increasingly competitive environment that demands familiarity with leading-edge automation and processing and packaging solutions.


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Green Series

Energy efficiency delivers powerful savings

By Shane O'Halloran
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Emerging technologies can help a manufacturer reduce food waste and energy costs while establishing “green” bona fides with consumers.


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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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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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FE August 2014

2014 August

The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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