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Plant of the Year: Shearer's Foods Rethinks the Food Plant

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Some additional upfront cost already is paying dividends to this manufacturing organization, with the biggest returns yet to come.
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Automation Federation, IMS extend automation competency model

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The purpose is to ensure consistent course content in automation and assure that automation engineers have the same skills worldwide.

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Sanitary drum unloading systems can be lifesavers

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Manual methods of drum unloading can be tedious, time-consuming, conducive to spreading bacteria and downright dangerous to employees. Automating drum unloading makes the process a lot safer.

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Field instrument update extends device "smarts"

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Enhancements to the Electronic Device Description Language promise to make field instruments using this language much more flexible.

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FDA's bigger budget request impacts FSMA

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While the 33 percent budget increase may help implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, getting all the elements operational is a challenge.

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Antibiotics lose potency as bugs develop resistance

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Foodborne illness due to antibiotic resistance is an ever-increasing problem, needing more scrutiny.

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Industry associations endorse dietary guidelines

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GMA member companies are ahead of the curve in lowering fat, sugar and salt in thousands of products.

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Food Safety Audits: Meeting the Certification Challenge Head On

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Certification programs under the GFSI umbrella are taking root in North America , though not without some growing pains and process changes for food manufacturers.
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Bottling company sees 2 percent efficiency improvement in five months

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Implementing factory floor software let operators take ownership of performance and make significant improvements.

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Plan metal detection and conveying systems carefully

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Processors that buy metal detection systems without due consideration to e conveying systems could find integration more difficult.

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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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