Sustainability

Editor's Note: Turn a missed opportunity into a manufacturing solution

As I’m writing this month’s Editor’s Note, I’m working in my office after just reviewing the evaluation forms from the Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) held in early April.
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Engineering R&D: Gen II for biofuels

Commodity prices and a credit crunch sidelined the first wave of biofuel plants, but process inefficiencies also played a role. The next generation of ethanol producers won’t make the same mistake.
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Editor's Note: Come hell and high water

As we have sadly learned, no one nation, person or business is immune from the wrath of Mother Nature.
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Plant of the Year: Shearer's Foods Rethinks the Food Plant

Some additional upfront cost already is paying dividends to this manufacturing organization, with the biggest returns yet to come.
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Reuse's Dollars and Sense

For food and beverage companies focused on water recycling and landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.
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Editor's Note: Pass the meatballs, but hold the bugs

Even though most sectors of the food and beverage manufacturing industry fared well during the recent economic meltdown, food makers continue to be challenged by an evolving, complex and sometimes strange marketplace.
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The Case for High Benefit Lighting

There’s a lot more to new lighting advancements than just saving money.
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Editor's Note: The next Walmart effect: healthier Americans and more customers

The retailing giant plans to reduce sodium, sugar and trans fat in the products it sells by 2015 and produce a simple front-of-product label to deliver the message to consumers.
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Poultry Processing: Tender Birds, Tougher Challenges

Despite improvements in technology, poultry processors are taking it on the chin with environmental issues and the rising costs of water and energy.
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Editor's Note: Seeking innovation?

True innovation is within your reach. One of the best ways to achieve it is by networking with food industry colleagues in an educational atmosphere.
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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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