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Plastic caps resolve aluminum-can hygiene concerns

When 41 European school children became ill after consuming soft drinks two years ago, it touched off a 2.5 million bottle recall by Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium.
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Flash dryers and potato waste

A food-processing engineer sees significant payback potential in applying the right technology to byproduct recovery efforts
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Field Report: Prime pump

Progressing cavity pumps help limit waste and improve productivity at a coastal fishery
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Field Report: Fast fill

A circular separator and flexible screw conveyor help package powdered milk at a high rate
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New technology isolates canola protein

Potential multifunctional high-protein food ingredient from a plentiful source
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Active packaging gets a boost

FDA clears the way for a system that releases chlorine dioxide gas to kill bacteria and spoilage organisms
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A lifeline for farmers

When Sara Lee Corp. signaled it would cease turkey-slaughter operations at its Bil Mar Foods plant, the livelihoods of hundreds of people were placed in doubt.
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ENGINEERING R&D: Predictive Models Boost Tuna Yields

Intelligent software continuously models heat transfer and adjusts process for optimum results.
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Can drier packaging add value to broiler sales?

Purge from meat products has been accepted as a necessary evil for years, but retailer pressure on suppliers is building to do something about it.
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Bullish forecast for scavengers

Oxygen barriers and scavengers will drive plastic packaging's growth
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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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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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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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