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Making ice cream the safe way

January 7, 2013

Safety first, then efficiency. That’s how Safeway makes packaged ice cream and frozen novelties at its plant in Bellevue, WA. Lean manufacturing principles guide the business.


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Engineering R&D

Two-trick pony

January 7, 2013

An enhanced X-ray system moves the technology beyond contaminant inspection to precise analysis of the fat and lean components of meat.


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Food Packaging

Uptick in consumer suits over labeling

January 7, 2013

‘All-natural’ and good-for-you claims on food packages are fueling a growing number of class action suits.


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Food Packaging

Tea time for connoisseurs

January 7, 2013

The tea bag’s image can use some polishing, and what better way than to create a championship competition where the winners use an alternative to the standard flat-pack tea bag?


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Food Packaging

Customized packages find a niche

January 7, 2013

What Mars did for M&Ms, digital printing is doing for beer and other products in customizing and personalizing products, though US converters are just beginning to tap those capabilities.


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Food Safety

Current testing is not advancing food safety

January 7, 2013

Finished product testing, by itself, isn’t adequate to guarantee the safety of foods.


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Field Reports

Freezer ceiling fans keep the stalactites away

January 7, 2013

Ice forming on freezer ceilings is a food safety regulatory issue and a sign of energy waste.


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Field Reports

Organic mushroom producer automates track and trace

January 7, 2013

Producer meets PTI and FSMA objectives while elevating quality with a paperless electronic system.


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Manufacturing News

Caffeine: Use responsibly

January 7, 2013

Like alcohol, sugar, fat and salt, caffeine used in moderation is relatively safe and has benefits as well.


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Regulatory Watch

Majority of Americans think Fed should stay out of milk pricing

January 7, 2013

When the 2012 Farm Bill stalled in the US House of Representatives this fall, dairy processors doubled down in their opposition to a key provision—the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, under which the government could act to keep milk prices from falling below certain levels.


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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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