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Real-time visibility of OEE quality metrics separates industry winners from losers

How can operations continue to improve after obvious measures have been taken?
By Shane O'Halloran
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Operations with real-time visibility of quality metrics outperform those that don’t.


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Agroterrorism defense: Are you prepared?

Researchers are studying ways to reduce risk in the food supply chain.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The first project was to determine vulnerabilities in the liquid egg supply chain.


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Growing consumer support for local food

A study shows US consumers value local over other factors.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Big box retailers and national supermarkets will have to overcome low trust in their ability to deliver local foods.


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Graphical shape, orientation and alignment: What do customers want?

If you’re not paying attention to packaging preferences, you could be leaving profits on the shelf.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Research into consumer preference shows inclinations toward certain graphical elements.


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Busy year for corporate mergers and acquisitions

Transactions increased in most categories.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The greatest increase from 2012 came in packaging and equipment mergers and acquisitions.


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Connecting ERP with HACCP, LIMS and PLM systems

For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
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Caffeine stirs up Congressmen

Lawmakers have asked more than a dozen energy drink companies to explain their products. Are energy drinks food or nutraceuticals?
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Lawmakers have asked more than a dozen energy drink companies to explain their products. Are energy drinks food or nutraceuticals?
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Don't bring pathogens into your plant

There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
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Operations under a microscope

Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
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Should FDA demand caffeine levels on energy drink labels?

One all-natural, energy drink producer has been putting this information on the label since day one.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Why not give the consumer the information to make an informed choice?
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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 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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