Manufacturing News

RFID: coming soon to a store near you

Inventory management issues and distribution chain efficiency challenges are two of the many factors that will drive the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags.
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Regulatory Watch

At least one industry trade group is raising objections to FDA’s new, stepped-up HACCP inspections.
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Meat and poultry processors could face more stringent enforcement action if USDA adopts new tools currently under consideration.
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Industry & People

Dr. M. Anandha "Andy" Rao of Cornell University-Geneva, has received the IAFIS Foundation-FPEI Distinguished Food Engineer Award for 2003.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Co-op Atlantic, an integrated agri-food business cooperative based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, has formed a new company called Atlantic Tender Beef, Inc. and plans to construct a new beef processing plant in the Maritime Provinces.
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AIPC feted at Food Automation Conference

American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC), winner of Food Engineering’s 2003 Food Plant of the Year award, was honored at a luncheon ceremony held last month in Clearwater Beach, Fla., during the Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference & Expo.
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Driving optimal operations performance

Managing a modern food manufacturing plant is no easy task.
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Regulatory Watch: Relief from frivolous lawsuits

Food manufacturers may get some tort-reform relief under legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House.
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Neenah, Wisconsin-based Galloway Company has expanded its concentrated fluid food products manufacturing operations.
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Industry & People

The top three attributes requested by customers looking for new packaging machinery are flexibility, fast speed and quick changeover capability, according to a recent survey of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) member companies.
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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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Food Engineering

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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