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Pilot Plants put to the test

Whether they have a new formulation or revolutionary process change, processors have many options for lowering the odds of production snafus with new products.
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Field Reports: Ready-to-eat Mexican entrees pack a punch

Extended shelf life packaging and an automated rollstock system ease production pain and deliver a profit gain.
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Food Packaging: Great size, less metal

An engineered solution to source reduction for beverage packagers recently marked an early milestone.
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Food Packaging: Package promises fresher coffee

Seattle Coffee Co., manufacturer of Seattle’s Best Coffee (SBC), is a processor in transition, and customers and employees both will benefit from those changes.
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Food Packaging: Do-it-yourself shelf-life extender

The same chemicals that allow processors to market sliced apples that remain firm and don’t brown for three weeks or longer are now being sold through supermarkets to consumers who would rather preserve fruit themselves.
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Food Packaging: The return of clear plastic cans

Plastic cans made their food-industry debut more than a decade ago, but the packaging never advanced beyond test-market curiosity.
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Managing Software: The fatal flaws of software

Overlooking the details that are essential to your business may result in a total failure.
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Field Reports: New twist on environmental compliance for snack maker

Outsourced compliance and employee training service lighten the load for plant engineering at Snyder’s of Hanover.
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Editor's Note<br>Real and unreal

Until September 11, bioterrorism seemed to belong largely to the world of pulp fiction and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.
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Tech Update:<br>Plant Maintenance's Goldilocks Principle

Too much maintenance is a waste; too little is a prescription for disaster. Fortunately, software can deliver schedules that are just right.
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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 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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