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Food Packaging: The return of clear plastic cans

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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

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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

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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

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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

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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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Ship Shape

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Providing moisture protection for Tokyo-bound product helps Campbell soup strengthen its brand integrity in a coveted market.
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Gerber edges away from glass

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The possibility of glass fragments contaminating baby food is a source of tremendous anxiety, and manufacturers spend heavily on safeguards to minimize the risk.
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U.S. and Mexico to tighten food safety controls

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With trade between Mexico and the United States increasing under the North American Free Trade agreement, both countries have agreed to tighten food safety controls on products crossing the border.
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Regulatory Watch:<br>Ergonomics standard moves ahead

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Nevertheless, several business and labor groups plan to challenge the standard in court.
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HMI/SCADA simplifies brewing process

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The new system reduces errors by removing hand calculations from the equation.
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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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