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The many sides of sanitation: What manufacturers should consider when enhancing sanitation measures

New FSMA provisions are expected to place even more stringent regulations on sanitation practices.
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Tom Egan of PMMI discusses equipment sanitation as a component of advancing food safety standards.
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Automation for waste and wastewater treatment a growing market

Aging infrastructure and emerging economies mean investment in wastewater is needed.
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Automation suppliers can play a role in meeting wastewater challenges.


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Informational silos stand in the way of strong food safety management systems

Manufacturers benefit from engaging all four key elements of an effective system.
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Elements include HACCP plans, manufacturing operations management, instant traceability and recall management and single-source ERP.


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Largest ever food allergy study kicks off

Researchers will establish standard management practices and tools for food manufacturers.
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A team at the University of Manchester will head up the research.


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Food safety initiatives survey reveals room for improvement

Lack of employee understanding and incomplete records were the largest barriers to effective training.
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Just two-thirds of respondents reported satisfaction with current initiatives.
 


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Will Dole’s right sizing pay off?

The company sold businesses that generate about a third of its revenue.
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Will the move get the fresh fruit and vegetable producer back on track?


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Co-resistance complicates treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Efforts to address antimicrobial resistance have seen significant progress, but not enough.
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International interdependence of food production presents an obstacle to combating resistance.


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Fresh food sales continue to grow

At 30 to 60 percent of total food, grocery and personal spending, fresh foods are serious volume boosters.
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A Nielsen report offers insight into how much, where and why shoppers buy fresh food.


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Exports to China must comply with new restrictions

The rules are aimed at improving food safety of imported foods.
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Firms will require extra approval to export to China.


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The journey to continuous improvement

Check out these nine habits of highly effective continuous improvement teams to get started on the path to continuous improvement.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Is your operation getting the most out of its continuous improvement efforts?


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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

FE September 2014

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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