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Tech Update: QA/QC Instrumentation

The need for speed, accuracy and ease of use places demands on equipment suppliers.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 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.
By Mikell Knights
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The wire-type batch blender the company used to mix the beans damaged them during the blending operation. 


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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
By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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.
By Mikell Knights
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 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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 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.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive. 


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Dry Processing

Fine flour flow for noodles

Switching to a pneumatic conveying system helped a noodle maker instill safety, efficiency and energy savings into its material handling process.
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 Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Noodles built a custom system that accommodates odd-shaped super sacks and feeds the product directly from the bags without the use of manual labor. 


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Food Safety

What GFSI can do for you

GFSI scheme owners are extending coverage to animal feeds and packaging while processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Processors see GFSI accreditation as a stepping stone to FSMA compliance. 


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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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FSMA Audit

What is the is most important step you have taken to become ready for a FSMA audit?
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Food Engineering

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2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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