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Modified atmosphere packaging can help meet logistical challenges while improving freshness

MAP packaging does not affect taste or nutrition the way heat sterilization and freezing do.
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Gases commonly used in preservation include oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.


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Millennial moms use mobile tech in the kitchen

Moms ages 18 to 34 are more likely to use smart phones and tablets in meal planning, shopping and cooking.
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Social media engagement is highest among moms with children in the home.


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New hyperspectral sensor-based system for potato processors helps sorting

The technology can help identify problems in a potato’s chemical composition before processing.
By Shane O'Halloran
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By identifying issues like sugar ends before cooking, processors save time and money.
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Texas A&M instructs the next generation of food engineers

Professor Rosana G. Moreira discusses how Texas A&M's Food Engineering/Food Technology program trains the industry's next generation of engineers.
By Mikell Knights
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 Rosana G. Moreira, professor of food engineering and assistant department head at BAEN-TAMU talks to Food Engineering about the program in an exclusive interview. 


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Digital printing poised for growth

Next generation printing technologies offer shorter lead times and lower cost.
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We discuss the future of digital printing technologies with Kate Achelpohl, director of member communications at PMMI.


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Case history: Animal crackers get chocolate-covered makeover

When Stauffer’s needed baggers and scales for chocolate enrobing, they travelled to PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
By Shane O'Halloran
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New chocolate-enrobed crackers have been so popular, the baggers and scales run 24 hours a day.


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UK committee says horse meat contamination likely fraud; food testing facility decline a concern

A new report blames elements of the food industry seeking to make a profit despite traceability requirements for last year’s scandal.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee also calls for increased authenticity testing for meat.


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Calculating the ROI of pneumatic conveyers

Pneumatic conveyers can help operations engineer hazards and ergonomic inefficiencies out of process manufacturing.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Could your operation’s bottom line benefit from pneumatic conveyers by reducing workplace injuries and increasing line speed?
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Raw milk rankles governors in Maine, Wisconsin

Bills relaxing regulations on raw milk sales in Maine and Wisconsin are being blocked by the governors of each state.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A bill was vetoed in Maine, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is noncommittal about raw milk’s future in his state.


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Heinz, Kellogg and Kraft named top TRUE brands for food and beverage

Each is trusted, remarkable, unmistakable and essential for consumers.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Research suggests newer brands have trouble gaining consumer trust, the basis for a successful brand.


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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.

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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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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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