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Engineering R&D: AIB’s smart mixer project

With expert bakers retiring in droves, plant operators are eyeing near infrared reflectance as a technological solution to proper dough mixing and development.
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Managing Software:

The 800-pound gorilla in the enterprise application software market may be appropriate for simple food plant operations, but can SAP make the move from simple to complex process plants?
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Automatic cap feed elevators

CAP-L Company introduced an expanded line of automatic container cap feeding elevators.
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Automated sliding door

Durulite QuickSlide, an automated sliding traffic door from Chase Doors features a lightweight panel constructed from roto-molded cross linked polyethylene and non-CFC-insulated foam core.
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Editor's Note: Keeping it real, keeping it simple in food packaging

It is no surprise that our survey found product safety to be the number one issue impacting food packaging.
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Food Packaging: Score one for laser perforations

When you’ve spent the day backpacking up Mt. Hood, you’re in no mood to wrestle with a hard-to-open pouch of spaghetti marinara with mushrooms before squatting down to dinner.
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Regulatory Watch: EPA fires back at activist group

Agency says comparison of its approach to pesticide tolerance reassessment as “Enron-like accounting” is unfair.
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Regulatory Watch: End to frivolous lawsuits could bolster economy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is throwing its weight behind an effort to curtail class-action lawsuits.
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Regulatory Watch: Trans fatty acids findings could effect labeling policy

Over the summer a food and nutrition panel of the Institute of Medicine released a report linking trans fatty acid consumption with increased risk of heart disease.
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Food Packaging: Baking trays double as display packaging

A polyester film for disposable baking trays that can withstand 450 degree temperatures and still maintain an attractive appearance
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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.


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 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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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