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FSMA Update

The devil’s in the details

Looking for some light reading material before going to bed? The first proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act are not the place to start.
March 6, 2013

The second anniversary of the signing into law of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was celebrated January 4 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the long-delayed unveiling of the first proposed regulations affecting manufacturers and their upstream partners in the food chain.


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Tech Update: Wireless Applications

Eliminate wires and legwork with radio communications

Wireless systems help alleviate plant installation obstructions and provide cost efficiencies. With FSMA looming, it’s time to get moving to support electronic recordkeeping with wireless capabilities.
March 6, 2013

Look around you. You probably have operating parameters you’d like to measure and track to satisfy the requirements of regulators, especially with FDA getting serious about implementing parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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Continuous improvement

Engaged staff equals better performance

Virtually every manufacturer with a business continuity plan wants to improve continuously, including in the way it approaches continuous improvement.
February 6, 2013

Like motherhood and love of country, continuous improvement is a concept that demands support. None dare speak against it; all are obliged to sing its praises.


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Food safety

Lessons learned from non-food industries

For those who can resist the not-invented-here mentality, pharmaceutical manufacturing is rife with methods and tools that can improve outcomes in food and beverage production.
February 6, 2013

Products like nutritionally enhanced water and probiotic yogurt help obscure the line that divides food and medicine.


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Flooring

Striking the right balance underfoot

Durable, safe, affordable and aesthetically pleasing flooring choices keep processes up and running.
February 6, 2013

Flooring is fundamental to every processing plant, but depending on the application, food and beverage manufacturers have unique needs related to hygiene, durability and compression and tensile strength.


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Dry Processing

Keep the mill wheels grinding

A new flour mill uses traditional milling techniques with a state-of-the-art screener.
February 6, 2013

Rebuilt as a replica of a 13th century mill, Walk Mill is a modern flour mill that uses water power to grind wheat with stone grinding wheels coupled with electrical augers and a modern centrifugal screener.


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Engineering R&D

Engineering R&D: The small freeze

A smaller footprint is a clear improvement in the newest generation of cryogenic freezers, and incremental improvements in heat transfer rates are making them affordable options.
February 6, 2013

Incorporating cryogenic freezing in place of mechanical freezing gave way in the last decade to an appreciation of the ROI cryogenic systems provide in terms of reduced yield loss, improved product quality, throughput and a focus on safety and sanitation.


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Future manufacturing

Food Plant 2023: Rise of the Visual Factory

January 7, 2013

If the past is prologue, production of food and beverage products will look a lot different in 10 years than it does today.


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Attaining Zero Landfill

Trash to cash

January 7, 2013

For food and beverage companies focused on landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.


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Food safety

Safeguard your brand with process control

January 7, 2013

At any level, process control will not only improve food quality, but also enhance food safety.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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

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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