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Editorial: Manufacturing solutions may be nearer

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As a food plant engineer, you are constantly stretched to the max on how to find new and better solutions to plant problems old and new.
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Food Packaging: Innovations in flexible packaging awarded

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The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has awarded its 1998 Top Packaging Awards to several converters for achievement in flexible packaging.
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Custom-fit for Foodservice

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Customization and flexibility challenge food processors supplying the foodservice market.
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Engineering R&D: Biotrickling reduces bakery ethanol emissions by 85-100 percent

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A four-month pilot study conducted at the Interstate Brands Wonderbread Bakery in Columbus, OH concluded that a two-stage biotrickling filter composed of environmentally-available bacteria immobilized on solid polypropylene fibers reduced ethanol emissions by 85 to 100 percent.
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Finishline: Brave New World

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I've been covering the evolution of food plant automation at Food Engineering from the first PLCs.
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Engineering R&D: Supercritical CO<sub>2</sub> Extrusion Opens New Product Opportunities

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Supercritical fluid extrusion (SCFX) technology, first reported in 1992 by Syed S.H. Rizvi and Steven J. Mulvaney of the Institute of Food Science at Cornell University, combines two high-pressure processes -- supercritical CO2 processing and extrusion -- to extend the capabilities of conventional extrusion technology.
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Plastic bottle gives beer market a boost

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According to a report on "World Beer Containers" from The Freedonia Group, by the end of this year, plastic bottles will emerge as a viable form of beer packaging.
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Food Plants Partner With Unions To Boost Competitiveness

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Managers and unions who think outside of the box are partnering to improve plant competitiveness. New work systems are based on mutual trust and respect.
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Sweet, Wheat, Fermented, Treats

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No, this is not the answer to a Jeopardy question. Nor is it a new wave food that cures cancer. These four simple words describe four new fabulous plants.
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Dole Starts-Up New Salad Plant To Serve Eastern Markets

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To better serve Eastern U.S. markets with its packaged fresh vegetable salads, Dole Value Added Products last year started-up a new $30 million, 156,750 sq.-ft. plant on a 40-acre site in Springfield, OH.
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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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