Sustainability

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Refrigeration industry leaders organize Global Food Cold Chain Council

The new council will seek to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the processing, transportation, storage and retail display of cold food

A climate-friendly cold chain could also reduce the estimated 3.3 billion metric tons of CO2-equivalent in food waste every year.


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Food manufacturers go forward, evolve and innovate

There is rarely a dull day in the global food and beverage manufacturing business.


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TECH FLASH

Sustainable food packaging: waste can be an underutilized resource

Georgia-Pacific’s John Mulahy discusses waste reduction and solutions to implement sustainable measures in the food industry

Manufacturers should view waste as an underutilized resource, address over or under design in packaging and get to know their consumers’ values.


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Editor's Note

Are you going above and beyond in your sustainability programs?

While sustainability programs have become the new normal at most manufacturing facilities, there is always room for improvement and another project to tackle.


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Manufacturing News

Cheap energy—but for how long?

The lower price of natural gas has unfortunately caused some users to take short-term views of energy prices.


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Green Series

Energy efficiency delivers powerful savings

Emerging technologies can help a manufacturer reduce food waste and energy costs while establishing “green” bona fides with consumers.


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Green Series

Proper design creates ultra-efficient plant

ConAgra Lamb Weston used an integrated approach to deliver the first-ever LEED-Platinum frozen food processing facility.
U S food processors face increasing energy-efficiency and sustainability demands from regulators, market competition and consumers interested in purchasing products from environmentally friendly companies.


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Clean compressed air system is green, too

The last thing a processor needs is oil-contaminated food. Oil-free air compressors fill the bill while conserving energy.
Kolak Snack Foods Ltd. is a leading UK manufacturer of crisps (potato chips) and snacks. Its brands include Kolak Diamond Crisps and Snacks and Dylans Hand Cooked Crisps.


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TECH FLASH

ConAgra announces sustainability achievements

The company announces the winners of its 2014 Sustainable Development Awards.
Collectively, entries conserved 820 million gallons of water, saved 7.8 million pounds of material and eliminated 10,500 tons of landfill waste.
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Editor's Note

Processors still seeing green as a key manufacturing initiative

Sustainability remains one of the top 10 trends affecting plant operations, according to Food Engineering's state of food manufacturing report.
While FSMA requirements, staffing issues, increased productivity and constantly evolving consumer demands may be top of mind for many people reading this column, sustainability remains one of the top 10 trends affecting plant operations, according to Food Engineering’s most recent State of Food Manufacturing report.
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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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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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