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Tech Update: ERP now ready for prime time

The latest applications allow food manufacturers to leverage their business processes across enterprises.
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New Plant of the Year: Self-compacting Concrete Speeds Project

Pre-cast concrete construction is widely used for food plants, but the technique leaves pock marks that serve as excellent nesting places for insect larvae.
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Regulatory Watch: Failure to communicate

In an appearance before Congress, USDA’s Office of Inspector General has rapped the agency for not effectively communicating.
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Food Packaging: Retortable carton awaits American debut

As if metal cans and flexible pouches weren’t options enough, now food processors can use cartons in retort processing.
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Information Technology:

Each year, publications like Information Week, eWeek, and InfoWorld publish lists of who they consider to be the best Information Technology (IT) innovators. Again in 2001, the food industry was not well represented.
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Regulatory Watch: Courts still testing limits of ADA

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering yet another case involving the Americans with Disabilities Act that could have employers on the defensive.
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Food Safety: The food security challenge to plant systems

Everyone in the food industry realizes that if a terrorist wants to impact a large number of people, the water and food supplies are ideal vectors.
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Regulatory Watch: Vigilance raised on bioterrorism, food safety

Joseph Levitt, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said his agency will continue to emphasize food safety, food additives, dietary supplements and food biotechnology.
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Food Packaging: Cider house rules with shrink sleeve

Young Americans are developing a taste for hard cider, and the makers of K Cider are betting that upscale packaging can make their brand the under-30 crowd’s cider of choice.
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Technology Update: New Frontiers in Thermal Processing

Process engineers continue to refine old as well as develop new applications for heat.
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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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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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