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Microbrewery puts a new face on its flooring

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Equipment and chemicals are tough on bare cement, but a layer of polyurethane gives the floor a new life.
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Equipment track record justifies placement in new facility

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After a conveyor proved itself in an existing facility, choosing a unit for a new plant was a no-brainer.


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On-demand steam meets pet food production requirements

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The new steam generator also satisfies California’s tough emission regulations.
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Craft brewer makes quick, safe connections

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Powering up or down equipment in a wet environment can be dangerous and tedious, without the right connection equipment.
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Food Packaging

Curve appeal

By Cindy Dubin
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Last year, some members of the dairy industry thought it hip to be in square packaging. But Dean Foods, Inc. is taking a more circuitous route. Its Land O’Lakes brand sour cream and cottage cheese products are appearing on retailer shelves throughout the upper Midwest in curved packaging.


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Coffee stick makes a stir

By Cindy Dubin
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 Make a perfect cup of coffee—or tea—in about 30 seconds. Might sound too good to be true, but Australian inventor Dave Hopper may have enabled you to do just that with the development of Quikstix. 


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‘Bone’ appétit!: New advances for pet food industry

By Cindy Dubin
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 A pet peeve for some dog owners is not being able to feed their pets a warm meal. But that problem is being addressed with a heated, moist supplement for dry food in a package familiar to the world of single-serve soups, pastas and snacks. 


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Nutrition facts label overhauled

By Shane O'Halloran
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 First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes. 


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Dry Processing Technology

The right blend of automation

By Shane O'Halloran
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  Increased production capacity demands lead dry seasoning processor to more efficient and flexible product transfer system.


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A good egg requires gentle handling

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Powdered egg manufacturer saves more than $150,000 annually by implementing pneumatic conveying system.
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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.

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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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