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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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Food Packaging

Uptick in consumer suits over labeling

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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‘All-natural’ and good-for-you claims on food packages are fueling a growing number of class action suits.


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Food Packaging

Tea time for connoisseurs

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The tea bag’s image can use some polishing, and what better way than to create a championship competition where the winners use an alternative to the standard flat-pack tea bag?


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Food Packaging

Customized packages find a niche

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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What Mars did for M&Ms, digital printing is doing for beer and other products in customizing and personalizing products, though US converters are just beginning to tap those capabilities.


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Food Safety

Current testing is not advancing food safety

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Finished product testing, by itself, isn’t adequate to guarantee the safety of foods.


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Field Reports

Freezer ceiling fans keep the stalactites away

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Ice forming on freezer ceilings is a food safety regulatory issue and a sign of energy waste.


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Organic mushroom producer automates track and trace

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Producer meets PTI and FSMA objectives while elevating quality with a paperless electronic system.


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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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