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Water usage and treatment

Take a load off

Food and beverage plants under pressure to reduce contaminants in their discharge water are finding a wider range of solutions.
January 10, 2014
Water recovery and productivity goals are aided by new systems.
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Fabulous Food Plants

Automation keeps fruit fresh at Paramount Citrus

This 640,000-sq.-ft. citrus fruit processing/packaging facility is almost completely automated and has a roof of solar cells and a fuel cell system to supply energy to the plant and the grid.
December 5, 2013

The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.


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Tech Update

Tech Update: QA/QC Instrumentation

The need for speed, accuracy and ease of use places demands on equipment suppliers.
December 5, 2013

 Test results should be accurate and simple to understand. 


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Dry Processing Technology

Whole Bean Blending

A change in batch blending technology helped a coffee maker perk up product quality.
December 5, 2013

The wire-type batch blender the company used to mix the beans damaged them during the blending operation. 


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Special Supplement

Spraying and Washing: Vigilant, proactive and clean

While new legislation has been designed to reduce food safety failures, state-of-the-art spraying and washing equipment is helping food and beverage
December 5, 2013

Washing and spraying ensure effective good hygiene, without which food production would come to a standstill.


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Sustainable Plant of the Year

Plumrose Council Bluffs: Lean, mean and fully automated

Automating an entire raw meat cooking and packaging plant saves water, cuts energy usage and gets the product perfect the first time—without rework.
November 8, 2013

The facility was not only constructed with sustainability in mind, but sustainability can be found everywhere you look. 


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Maintenance Technology

Proactive maintenance management

Processors move from calendar-based checks and reports to condition monitoring of assets in real time.
November 8, 2013

 Predictive and preventive maintenance tools help to reduce unplanned downtimes of critical equipment.


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Food Safety

HACCP software: Get with the program!

From HACCP forms generation to automated track-and-trace systems, affordable software tools make FSMA compliance easier for small and medium-sized processors, and can reduce the potential of recalls.
November 8, 2013
Most operations can’t afford to be without HACCP software.
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Best Practices

Automation tales from the trenches

Best practices in setting up and implementing automation systems go a long way to making a processor more successful than its peers.
November 8, 2013

 Technologies must be properly applied after careful planning to ascertain where and what to automate. 


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Features

State of Food Manufacturing 2013: Slowly Trending Upward

A lack of consumer confidence, prolonged unemployment and concern about regulations still hinder strong economic growth.
October 9, 2013

 Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive. 


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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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