Sustainability

Packaging

Recycling Assistance

Standardized label helps consumers recycle packaging
June 6, 2013

Nearly all packages will carry a How2Recycle Label by 2016 if the developer of the labeling system achieves its goal.


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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.
May 13, 2013

There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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Tech Update: Meat & Poultry Processing

Employing energy savings as a competitive edge

May 13, 2013

Known for their heavy use of energy, the meat and poultry industries need to cut usage wherever they can.


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Engineering R&D

Energy savings flow from pasta dryer’s exhaust air

Process temperature and relative humidity are managed in a new dryer design that improves the quality of long goods pasta production while generating energy savings.
April 9, 2013

Bühler was investigating how to improve the conditioning of pasta through enhanced dryer control.


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Tetra Pak making progress towards 2020 environmental goals

Increased recycling and use of sustainable packaging highlighted 2012's advances.
April 3, 2013
Increased recycling and use of sustainable packaging highlighted 2012's advances.
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Editor's Note

A better bottom line for one and all

March 6, 2013

Most of the topics we cover in Food Engineering each month focus on improving plant efficiency and achieving new levels of innovation using advanced technologies.


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Engineering R&D

Engineering R&D: The small freeze

A smaller footprint is a clear improvement in the newest generation of cryogenic freezers, and incremental improvements in heat transfer rates are making them affordable options.
February 6, 2013

Incorporating cryogenic freezing in place of mechanical freezing gave way in the last decade to an appreciation of the ROI cryogenic systems provide in terms of reduced yield loss, improved product quality, throughput and a focus on safety and sanitation.


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Sustainability

Alaska brewery is powered by beer

The energy savings will amount to more than just a drop in the bucket.
February 4, 2013
The energy savings will amount to more than just a drop in the bucket.
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McDonald’s fish will be labeled ‘sustainable’

Certification will come from the Marine Stewardship Council
January 24, 2013
Certification will come from the Marine Stewardship Council.
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Attaining Zero Landfill

Trash to cash

January 7, 2013

For food and beverage companies focused on landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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