Food Safety

Food Safety

Flooring: Do it right the first time

Perhaps the biggest failure for companies building new plants or modifying them is the choice of flooring.
May 6, 2014
Murphy’s Law, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” is very applicable to the food processing industry.


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Food Safety

Semper paratus! Food defense depends on it

“Always prepared” is good advice for protecting the food supply, and it’s the law.
May 6, 2014
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition” is a line made famous by the Monty Python troupe.


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TECH FLASH

Food for thought: How can large food manufacturers fuel clean energy?

On average, 16 percent of raw materials are lost during food manufacturing.
April 29, 2014

We discuss the state of food waste mitigation efforts, and their benefits, in this Q&A with Shlomi Palas, CEO of Bluesphere Corporation.


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TECH FLASH

Protection all around: The contribution of packaging machine manufacturers to product quality and protection

Product recalls bring the entire supply chain added scrutiny, which can hurt business.
April 29, 2014
Hygienic packaging can help assure food security.
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TECH FLASH

Smart packaging multi-tasks to engage consumers and fight counterfeiting

Brand integrity and customer engagement are essential.
April 29, 2014

The demand for smart packaging is expected to grow by 8 percent annually, according to experts.


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TECH FLASH

Product recall preparedness and Rancho Feeding Corp: Expert Q+A

Last month’s Rancho Feeding Corp. recall resulted in nearly 9 million pounds of recalled meat—and caused the company to cease operations.
April 14, 2014

Basic recall preparedness and prevention are worth the investment, says ExpertRECALL’s Kevin Pollack.


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TECH FLASH

Dynamic integrated pest management says shoo fly, don’t bother me

A dynamic approach means efficient and long-term resolution.
April 14, 2014

Chemical treatments require an expert to apply and don’t attack the cause of the problem.


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Food Safety

Is preparing for third-party audits an oxymoron?

April 8, 2014

 It can be dangerous for a company to prepare for an audit— if it decides to rework its procedures. 


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Sanitary Equipment Design

Sanitary Equipment Design

April 8, 2014

Depending on the application and the country, design rules and standards can vary, causing headaches for machine builders as they try to make designs more universal.


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TECH FLASH

Rootworm evolving to eat GMO corn, say scientists

The insects were unable to survive exposure to Bacillus thuringiensis-infected corn, but resistance has been growing.
March 26, 2014
Scientists say the first examples of resistance were found in 2009 in Iowa.
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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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