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Plant Security: Thwarting the Intent to Harm

January 10, 2012
Deliberate acts of sabotage can be more difficult to detect and prevent than bacterial threats to food. Food manufacturers now are bolstering their defenses against security threats.


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Industry braces for FSMA

January 10, 2012
A year after passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food companies await regulatory proposals for preventive controls and other requirements of the new law.


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The Sustainable Warehouse

January 10, 2012
While a sustainable warehouse may seem an altruistic notion, a commitment to saving energy can pay off in a big way


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Tech Update: Metal detection & X-ray inspection

System enhancements keep a protective eye on quality
January 10, 2012
Vigilance, metal detection equipment and X-ray inspection systems can help keep contaminants out of your food most of the time.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

December 6, 2011
Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Supply Chain: Demand-driven production

December 5, 2011
Mastery of the supply chain can yield tremendous cost savings for food companies, but only if production is aligned with what will sell in the months ahead.
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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

December 5, 2011
Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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Site Selection: Redefining Location, location. Location

December 5, 2011
What makes location the most important criterion in selecting a site? Transportation, logistics, labor force, water and utility costs—to name a few.
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Tea blend time and degradation cut with rotary mixer

November 1, 2011
Tumble-turn-cut-fold mixing action yields 100% batch uniformity in less than three minutes.
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Valves for chunky materials

November 1, 2011
Aerodyne’s GatorGate double-dump valve can be used to discharge chunky, fibrous and abrasive material efficiently from dust collection systems.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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

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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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