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New bottling plant fills 36,000 bottles per hour

Modern drive systems with integrated motors, gears, inverters and communications make distributed motion a must-have for bottling plants.
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How safe is apple juice?

Arsenic levels in imported apple juice have caused some concern.
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Grocery wholesaler found rugged computer easy to use

Krasdale Foods uses the handheld, wireless computer to take orders from its retailers.

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Pork pie producer picks toughened thermometer

This IP67-rated thermometer survives harsh cleaning and withstands rough handling.

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Cooling tower enjoys second life at Hawaiian rum processor

Engineered plastic cooling tower stands up to New Hampshire winters before it is relocated to Maui’s North Shore to face the harsh wind, salt air and UV rays.

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Cantaloupe contamination attributed to packing facility-not fields

FDA’s recent testing mostly ruled out gross contamination in the farm fields as the problem

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Reusable shopping bags: proceed with caution

While convenient and certainly green in terms of bag disposal, the reusable grocery bag can prove very dangerous if not cleaned properly after use.

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FDA should assure consumers BPA is no longer used in baby bottles

Even though manufacturers are no longer using BPA to make baby bottles, consumers are still not sure this is true.

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Practical test for E. coli serogroups

This test can find non-O157 STEC serogroups-O26, O45, O103, O111, O121 and O145.

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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Frito-Lay Casa Grande Plant Attains Near Net Zero

Efficiency was built into Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande plant a quarter-century ago, but the snack maker takes the facility’s energy- and water-conservation systems to a new level with near net zero.
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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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Food Engineering

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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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