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Engineering R&D: Shear waves in filtration

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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From fractionating milk solids to waste treatment aimed at zero liquid discharge, filtration is playing a growing role in the food industry, provided manufacturers can keep membranes clean.
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Truth be told

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Lee Marvin had his Dirty Dozen. The Kroger Co. goes eight times further with “Free from 101,” a list of ingredients and food additives it is banishing from its private-label natural products.
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Stackable and snappable

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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When foodservice accounts ask if they can sell your product, you know you have a hit.
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The 80-foot microwave

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Shelf-stable foods prepared with microwave-assisted thermal sterilization may soon debut, provided the packaging riddle can be solved.
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Sausage maker streamlines shrinkwrapping on breakfast line

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System upgrade doubles throughput, maximizes line uptime and provides efficient long-term operational ROI.
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Processor uses VFFS to meet changing customer demands

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Low maintenance, flexible vertical form-fill-seal equipment delivers increased speed and uptime.
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Loading dock doors keep food safe, save energy

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Processors may have picked all the low-hanging fruit in saving energy, but may have forgotten the obvious.
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Peanut butter recall déjà vu

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Reported earlier in FE’s Tech Flash e-newsletter, the recent Salmonella Bredeney outbreak has sickened a total of 35 people in 19 states, and has been attributed to peanut butter—and potentially other nut butters—from Sunland Inc. (Portales, NM).
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SFA gets FSMA clarification

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There has been some uncertainty about FDA’s plan to implement preventive controls and other provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because the agency has not yet issued regulations implementing the law.
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Farm Bill indecision hurts

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Food producers expressed strong disappointment when Congress adjourned without completing work on the new Farm Bill.
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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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