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Engineering R&D: Advances in Ozonation

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As reported earlier by Food Engineering (September, '97), ozone -- a powerful oxidant which destroys microbes -- was affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by an FDA-recognized expert panel.
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Digital In-Line Blending Continuously Standardizes Non-dairy Products

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The H.P. Hood plant at Oneida, NY, shifted from a batch to a continuous process for standardizing non-dairy creamer production with a skid-mounted Digital In-Line Blending system designed and installed by JCS Controls, Inc.
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The World's TOP 100 Food & Beverage Companies

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Consolidation, streamlining and brand strengthening continue to punctuate activity among the world's top food and beverage companies as they vie for competitive advantage.
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The future looks bright for Latin America

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Despite economic setbacks, the Latin American market continues to stabilize, allowing domestic food and beverage companies the opportunity to take a deeper look at their internal operations for cost improvements.
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Consolidation Drives Dairy Innovations

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Extended shelf life, plastic packaging, 'complementary protein products' and the need to integrate multiple plants are the forces driving the dairy industry.
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Viewpoint: Strategies for Justifying and Implementing ERP

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How do you justify investment in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system? Once justified, how should you implement it to get the right information to the right people at the right time, and in formats they can use?
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Finishline: Space: The Final Food Frontier

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Food and space: my two biggest fascinations of life. I love eating and stargazing. So it is no wonder I follow the space program fairly diligently. However, when my thoughts turn to space I think not so much about astronaut missions but more about what they ate for breakfast.
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Food Packaging: New Snapple bottle combines form and functionality

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Beverage marketer Triarc Beverage Group launched two new Snapple products -- Sun Tea and Hydro Thirst Quencher -- in a new 20-ounce PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottle developed by Graham Packaging Company.
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Pickles, Pretzels, Polyols & Prepared Fresh Foods

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Four new Midwestern plants exemplify some current trends: consolidation, HMRs, new technologies and new ingredients.
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Finishline: Maintenance is an Investment, Not an Expense

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Back in the late '60s, the syndicated "blue-collar" newspaper columnist Eric Hoffer wrote a column which always stuck in my mind. The problem with the U.S., Eric wrote, was lack of maintenance.
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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.

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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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