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A Practical Approach To Allergen Control

Food safety is being redefined to include allergen-free as well as pathogen-free. Food labeling laws assume all ingredients are equal, but clearly allergenic ingredients are more equal than others.
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Energy management's outsource option

Utility deregulation and supply disruptions are creating energy uncertainty, prompting food processors to consider a variety of energy management options
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FDA Regs Spur Non-Thermal R

Non-thermal technologies for processing juices approach commercialization. But if FDA mandates pasteurization, will the R&D effort be in vain?
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Training Key To Recruiting & Retention

With unemployment at a 30-year low, employees are hard to find and retain. As a result, food manufacturers are expanding training to offer career incentives.
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Rethinking Sanitation

Food manufacturers are tidying up as the industry shifts from prescriptive sanitary standards to performance-based ones.
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Food Automation 2000 Explores Intelligent Solutions

Food Engineering hosts first conference to address automation issues in food.
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Destination Total Integration

Bridging the chasm between the plant floor and the front office is an undertaking most food manufacturers compare to bounding the Grand Canyon. Distinct planning, execution and control systems instituted over the years by many companies to accommodate immediate needs have resulted in a hodgepodge of disparate applications that impede meaningful information exchange among plant activities.
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Not Just a Pretty Face

With so much focus on the appearance of food packages, it's heartening to know that companies are putting as much energy into better protecting what goes inside.
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Packaging technology hits the fast track

Long-anticipated advances in food packaging are coming sooner rather than later as developers take advantage of the FDA's Pre-Market Notification (PMN) initiative for food-contact materials.
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Production Strategy New plant of the year

Dannon's highly automated Utah plant starts up production of Danimals drinkable yogurt for kids, and expands into spoonable yogurts.
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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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