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Continuous improvement

Engaged staff equals better performance

Virtually every manufacturer with a business continuity plan wants to improve continuously, including in the way it approaches continuous improvement.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Like motherhood and love of country, continuous improvement is a concept that demands support. None dare speak against it; all are obliged to sing its praises.


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Food safety

Lessons learned from non-food industries

For those who can resist the not-invented-here mentality, pharmaceutical manufacturing is rife with methods and tools that can improve outcomes in food and beverage production.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Products like nutritionally enhanced water and probiotic yogurt help obscure the line that divides food and medicine.


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Flooring

Striking the right balance underfoot

Durable, safe, affordable and aesthetically pleasing flooring choices keep processes up and running.
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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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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Dry Processing

Keep the mill wheels grinding

A new flour mill uses traditional milling techniques with a state-of-the-art screener.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Rebuilt as a replica of a 13th century mill, Walk Mill is a modern flour mill that uses water power to grind wheat with stone grinding wheels coupled with electrical augers and a modern centrifugal screener.


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Engineering R&D

Engineering R&D: The small freeze

A smaller footprint is a clear improvement in the newest generation of cryogenic freezers, and incremental improvements in heat transfer rates are making them affordable options.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Incorporating cryogenic freezing in place of mechanical freezing gave way in the last decade to an appreciation of the ROI cryogenic systems provide in terms of reduced yield loss, improved product quality, throughput and a focus on safety and sanitation.


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Future manufacturing

Food Plant 2023: Rise of the Visual Factory

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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If the past is prologue, production of food and beverage products will look a lot different in 10 years than it does today.


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Attaining Zero Landfill

Trash to cash

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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For food and beverage companies focused on landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.


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Food safety

Safeguard your brand with process control

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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At any level, process control will not only improve food quality, but also enhance food safety.


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Plant Profile

Making ice cream the safe way

By Jim Carper
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Safety first, then efficiency. That’s how Safeway makes packaged ice cream and frozen novelties at its plant in Bellevue, WA. Lean manufacturing principles guide the business.


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Engineering R&D

Two-trick pony

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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An enhanced X-ray system moves the technology beyond contaminant inspection to precise analysis of the fat and lean components of meat.


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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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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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