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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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Bridging the IT/Engineering Gap

When engineering operations and IT work collaboratively on information systems, organizational harmony can happen
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Tech Update: Smarter, smaller, simpler machine control

Reliable, user-friendly machine-control technologies penetrate the industry.
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Aseptic Milk Bottles Come of Age

Aseptic milk processing, filling and packaging in plastic gains commercial acceptance —another milestone for fluid milk containers.
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Quita Kilos Boosts Bakery Shelf Life

Quita Kilos, which loosely translates as "Lose Weight," might be considered the "Weight Watchers" or "Jenny Craig" of Mexico.
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Food Preservation Through Packaging Innovation

As the market for value-added, minimally processed, pre-packaged food grows, manufacturers find different ways to effectively package these oxygen, moisture, aroma and time-sensitive products.
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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.

Podcasts

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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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