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In Memoriam: Bill Friend

It is with sincere sadness that we report the death of Food Engineering Contributing Editor Bill Friend.
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As seen in Food Engineering January 1975<br> Showfloor stopper

FE’s vote for the most imaginative display at the National Canners Association Expo goes to the Foxboro Company and its computer simulated food plant.
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Regulatory Watch

Food manufacturers have a friend in Washington.
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Plant performance monitoring in real time

As more food and beverage manufacturers use multiple automation vendors, they need a common format to collect data, store it and compare key performance indicators across multiple plants.
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Juice plants squeezed by inspectors

FDA has been gradually phasing in HACCP inspections of food plants that produce 100 percent fruit juice.
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Industry & People

World Batch Forum has given its first Thomas G. Fisher Award to its founder and chairman Michael Saucier for his leadership in the field of operation and control of batch manufacturing processes.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Stahlman Engineering Corp., is constructing an addition to Ben & Jerry’s St. Albans, VT facility.
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Regulatory Watch

Food manufacturing plants with a high rate of employee absenteeism could get an unannounced visit from OSHA.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

ConAgra Foods Incorporated plans to build a new refrigerated storage and distribution warehouse in York County in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Industry & People

Advanced Instruments, Inc. will acquire 100 percent of the stock of Delta Instruments B.V., a Netherlands-based manufacturer of analytical instrumentation used to analyze milk and dairy products.
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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.


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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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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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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