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Exports to China must comply with new restrictions

The rules are aimed at improving food safety of imported foods.

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.

Is your operation getting the most out of its continuous improvement efforts?

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sercos international to present new technologies

A new approach to integrating machinery is designed for less complexity.

A common infrastructure allows sercos telegrams, CIP messages and TCP/IP telegrams to run on a single cable.

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Critical infrastructure and cybersecurity receive executive attention

President Obama issued an executive order on cybersecurity.

The document outlines a Cybersecurity Framework to address new risks.

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Keeping key performance indicators in context

Treating key performance indicators as isolated values is a common mistake.

To get the most out of KPIs, incorporate them into the rest of your operation’s analytics.

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Exemplary food safety practices can drive sales

Consumers are more likely to buy based on product safety than brand.

Could safety improvements help your company’s sales?

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Increasing complexity of the food chain demands improved management of supplier track and trace data

Tom Egan of PMMI discusses supplier track and trace with Food Engineering.

Is your track and trace operation suited to today’s supply web?

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Pomegranate juice: Is it real?

While California is now a major supplier of pomegranate juice, the rest of it originates in Middle East countries, but is not likely to be purchased directly from them.

Are consumers getting what they’re supposed to when they buy pomegranate juice?

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Supply chain management: Reaching for real-time

Real-time supply chain allows companies to adapt to changing market conditions on the fly.

Could your operation benefit from supply chain innovations?

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Stable growth and demand patterns reveal room for cost optimization

Stabilizing patterns allow manufacturers to focus on productivity improvement for margin growth.

Stabilizing patterns allow manufacturers to focus on productivity improvement for margin growth.

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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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