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Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement: Culture transformation

Through methodical, and at times surgical, application of a continuous improvement framework, Snyder’s-Lance’s Columbus team made a full organizational transformation in only one year.
September 11, 2013

Performance was not the focus, but became the outcome.


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Manufacturing News

GRAS is crass: conflicts of interest abound

Manufacturers have added around 1,000 additives to the GRAS list without informing FDA.
September 11, 2013

 GRAS ingredients are exempt from FDA’s food additives rules. 


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Preventing economically motivated adulteration

Unfortunately, people and pets sometimes get hurt by consuming contaminated food and beverage products passed off as the real things.
September 11, 2013

Producers should set up an action plan, and be sure to verify all ingredients and food products before use. 


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Engineering R&D

UV gets ‘green’ light for disinfecting liquids

The process, developed specifically to deliver food-grade solutions for ingestible liquids and ingredients, treats turbid as well as clear liquids.
September 11, 2013

 A low-maintenance, non-fouling, self-cleaning beverage processing system has many benefits. 


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Engineering Staff Development

The employee engagement challenge: hiring, training and retaining key staff

US food and beverage plants are looking in house, on campus, online and at third parties to fill their engineering staff needs as industry advances loom.
August 8, 2013

Research suggests engineering degrees in the United States account for just 4.4 percent of total first university degrees.  


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Dry Processing

Conveyor system halts brewing material handling nightmare

Use of a mechanical conveying system helped one brewer handle higher product demand.
August 8, 2013

 The brewer was able to avoid squelching higher demand by revisiting some traditional methods. 


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Robotics

Is there a robot in your line’s future?

Robots aren’t all things to all people, but in the right place, they can be a big time and labor saver.
August 7, 2013

 Robots can help increase overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), which improves a processor’s bottom line. 


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Wastewater Treatment

Waste not, want not

Not one wastewater treatment solution is suitable for every application, so it’s essential to find the one that fits your budget and future water and energy needs.
August 7, 2013

With the right strategies, you could decrease wastewater surcharges from your publicly owned treatment works and recoup some energy out of your wastewater. 


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11th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

Replacement Parts Survey: Advancing inventory practices

While cutting costs drives innovation in product sourcing and inventory management, processors are demanding higher-quality spare parts.
July 3, 2013

Food and beverage plants spent less on replacement parts and components in 2013 and are focused on lower inventories and competitive pricing as key business drivers, based on replies from industry professionals in Food Engineering’s 11th Annual Replacement Parts and Components Trends Survey.


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
June 12, 2013
FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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