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Survey shows skepticism over organic, renewed trust in natural

After years of gains in the category, new survey data shows skepticism over organic claims.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Trust in natural claims is on the rise.


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Five keys for low-temperature valve and fluid automation device selection

When temperatures drop, will your valves and fluid automation devices hold up?
By Shane O'Halloran
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From selection and delivery to operations and maintenance, low temperatures can cause problems for fluid automation devices and valves.


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Top CFSAN annual priority to reduce foodborne illness rates

A recently released document lays out the center’s program priorities for the upcoming year.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The plan focuses on preventive controls, reducing foodborne illness rates and improving public health indicators.


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Review your food safety strategies for National Food Safety Month

Is your operation compliant with new government food safety regulations?
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Food Engineering asked Joe Scioscia of VAI, an ERP solutions provider, about common obstacles to compliance.


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Cooking and cooling: A practical approach to energy savings

Many processes cool the cooked product in one fell swoop; adding a stage between can save energy and water.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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A mid-process quench cycle with ambient-temperature tap water can capture much of the product’s heat before it enters the primary cool zone.


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New ISA99 standard addresses risks of IT cybersecurity solutions

As industrial automation and controls systems become more complex, so do vulnerabilities.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A new security standard describes best practices for implementing cybersecurity solutions.


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Got gluten-free questions? Here are the answers

FDA released its new rule for gluten-free labeling earlier this month.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Class action attorney Kristen Polovoy answers common questions about the new rule.


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Integrate equipment for improved bar line efficiency

A line comprised of unintegrated equipment increases the chance of operator error.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Multiple control panels can easily overwhelm operators.


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ARC Advisory Group announces Industry Forum 2014 agenda

Those responsible for evaluating new technologies and best practices should attend.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The event will feature more than 10 programs and 35 sessions.


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Growing antibiotic resistance leads to push for easier testing

High resistance to tetracyclines is causing concern among regulatory authorities.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Over-prescribing of antibiotics and administration of animal antibiotics are the main culprits.


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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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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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