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Site Selection Requires a Delicate Balance

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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In a process that could take anywhere from three months to three years to complete depending on your need for speed or your preparedness for the project, organization is everything.
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Tech Update: Clean-in-Place continues to evolve

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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As demand for hygienic design increases, CIP systems are redefining the meaning of clean.
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FOOD SAFETY: Preventive Maintenance is good business

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Building food safety into your operations will provide paybacks to your company.
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RegulatoryWatch: Distribution lists to be shared during recalls

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has published its final rule allowing FSIS to share a firm’s distribution list with state and federal agencies whenever its meat products are recalled.
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ENGINEERING R&D: Super products with SCFX

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Injecting carbon dioxide into an extruder barrel opens up a world of new products. Now the issue is driving down processing costs.
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HACCP plans continue to pay off

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USDA is stepping up food protection, not only from terrorist threats, but old-fashioned natural enemies as well.
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Field Reports: Dairy plant masters the mix

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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High-intensity mixer/dissolver is easy to keep clean and requires little maintenance.
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Food Packaging: Chinese chip away at U.S. packaging lead

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North American manufacturers of packaging machines and parts took a $377 million sales hit last year, dragging down global equipment sales 0.8 percent, while Chinese packaging firms solidified their No. 5 ranking with a 15.1 percent sales spike of $272 million.
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Managing Software: Integrating Maintenance into plant ERP software

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Plant-wide visibility to maintenance and production schedules and transactions improves profits and productivity.
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Engineering R&D: Putting contaminants in a new light

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Vision-based system will help meat and poultry processors identify trace amounts of fecal material.
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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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