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1999 PACKAGING TRENDS: Safety & Convenience Take Center Stage

Food Engineering’s 14th Annual Packaging Trends Survey of our readers reveals that concern for product safety, shelf life and consumer convenience continues to fuel improvements in packaging equipment flexibility and automation.
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Editors Note: Need to feed at full-speed? Indeed

This past June I had the honor of being invited to judge the annual DuPont Awards for packaging.
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Asepsis Reconsidered

New technologies and a broader view of objectives could help aseptic processing realize its potential.
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Proactive Maintenance: You Can Bank on it

Emergency repairs cost 10 times more than planned repairs, yet reactive maintenance — “don’t fix it ‘til it breaks” — is still the mindset in many food plants. Proactive maintenance can dramatically cut costs and boost productivity.
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A well-planned and executed supply chain solution streamlines operations and all upstream/downstream links, from raw materials through distribution producing corporate-wide efficiencies.
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Engineering R&D: Advances in Ozonation

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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