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Dry Processing Technology

The right blend of automation

April 8, 2014

  Increased production capacity demands lead dry seasoning processor to more efficient and flexible product transfer system.


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Dry Processing

A good egg requires gentle handling

April 8, 2014
Powdered egg manufacturer saves more than $150,000 annually by implementing pneumatic conveying system.
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Maintenance Software

CMMS provides enhanced functionality

April 8, 2014
Maintenance staff can’t do their jobs if they spend more time on paperwork than maintenance.
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Sanitary Equipment Design

Sanitary Equipment Design

April 8, 2014

Depending on the application and the country, design rules and standards can vary, causing headaches for machine builders as they try to make designs more universal.


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Audits

Plant audits: Minimizing food safety risk

A global food maker, a developer of certified audit programs and consultants discuss non-regulatory onsite plant audits and how they improve food safety, customer compliance and food quality.
March 8, 2014

A global food maker, a developer of certified audit programs and consultants discuss non-regulatory onsite plant audits and how they improve food safety, customer compliance and food quality.


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Tech Update

Aseptic applications: Redefining freshness

Through machinery developments, aseptic treatment of products and packages has notched gains against more entrenched technologies.
March 8, 2014

 Over the last 10 to 15 years, more low- and high-acid products have been processed in ways designed to kill bacteria and extend the life of foods and liquids. Retort-style thermal processing, chilling and refrigeration steps and the use of preservatives remain the most common routes to produce shelf-stable foods and beverages in the US. 


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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.
March 8, 2014

A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
March 8, 2014

 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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Cover Story

Global Manufacturing Management: Extending your worldwide reach

If you’re thinking about setting up a plant in a foreign country, take it a step at a time and look for a partner that shares your goals.
February 7, 2014

Whether you’re a small, medium or large food and beverage manufacturer, taking the plunge and opening a new plant in a foreign country is a huge decision, often fraught with risks you may have never envisioned. But there are alternatives, and finding the one that makes sense for your operation can help propel your products into the global marketplace.


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Dry Processing

New centrifugal screener helps bakery stay on schedule

An older screener was a food safety hazard.
February 7, 2014
For Gourmet Baker, a Canadian producer of baked desserts, it is the power of fine flour that separates its strudel, Danish pastries, puff pastries, croissants and cinnamon rolls from competing brands. The company consumes about 80,000 lb. of flour per week at its plant in Winnipeg, MB.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

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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