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Self-Directed Work Teams: The Icing on theCake

Lack of time and commitment usually prohibits organized teams in food manufacturing plants. However, high-performance self-directed work teams have achieved sweet success in a few plants.
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The Quest for Efficiency

Line optimization is a journey, not a destination
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Managing Software: Are your systems contaminated?

When reality and the data in your system do not agree, you have contaminated data.
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Field Reports: No need to roll the dice when inspecting spice

A small footprint coupled with side-view inspection provides an economical solution.
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Engineering R&D: Simplified food-oil refining

Filtration technology and a benign chemical could give processors of specialty oils a competitive edge.
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Pouches challenge manufacturers to think outside the box

As pouch volumes increase, food and beverage makers are seeing a drop in production costs in both materials and equipment.
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Field Reports: Peeler improves chip quality

Reduced peel loss results in a better profit picture for Utz.
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Tech Update: Maintenance feels the vibe

For processors with the ability to exploit it, condition-based monitoring technology is delivering affordable tools that are easier to use.
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Flexible Packaging

Value-added products require premium packaging. Flexibles are giving processors the look they want, the convenience they need and the cost savings they demand.
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Real-Time To The Rescue

Accessing real-time information from plant floor process systems fully benefits operations only when PLC integration allows instant and continuous feedback.
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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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FE September 2014

2014 September

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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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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