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Engineering R&D: Supercritical CO<sub>2</sub> Extrusion Opens New Product Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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