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Dry Processing Technology

Bulk handling system increases efficiency, sanitation and quality

The system includes a forklift-loaded, split-frame bulk bag discharger plus a manual bag dump station, bag compactor and hopper.
Franklin Farms East is an East Coast producer of dry milk and non-dairy food products used in the production of commercial baked goods, ice creams and confectionery products.


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Financial & Insurance Services

Helping processors grow and prosper

Your financial and insurance services partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.
Every company involved in creating, distributing and selling food has a keen interest in accessing capital.


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Food Safety

GMPs, FSMA and GFSI: Making the Right Connections

Good manufacturing practices play an obvious role in both FSMA and GFSI schemes, but in reality, you won’t pass FSMA muster or obtain a GFSI certification if you haven’t done your GMP homework.
As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.


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12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Improving inventory practices

Average spending is up, and inventory management practices are adjusting to new realities in food and beverage production.


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37th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Hygienic design for safe food

As FSMA gels, processors are concerned about safe food and plants while stepping up product output with the same energy inputs.


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Food safety management systems

The right tools enable long-term success

HACCP can’t do it all. A food safety management system uses several tools to promote food safety and prevent recalls. After a recall, it may be too late to save your business.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference 2014

Integrating leading edge-automation with operational excellence

Food and beverage companies are facing an increasingly competitive environment that demands familiarity with leading-edge automation and processing and packaging solutions.


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Green Series

Energy efficiency delivers powerful savings

Emerging technologies can help a manufacturer reduce food waste and energy costs while establishing “green” bona fides with consumers.


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Food Packaging

Cultured pearls

Stonyfield, an organic yogurt maker, is launching an organic frozen yogurt dessert in collaboration with Cambridge, MA-based WikiFoods, Inc.


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Food Packaging

Home plate: Packaging reinvents typical lid and tray for ready-to-eat

Package is a far cry from the typical lid and tray common in the ready-meal category.
Consumers have little time to prepare home-cooked meals anymore. And retailers have seized on this as an opportunity to do the cooking for them.


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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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Food Engineering

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2014 October

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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