Innovation

General Mills has expanded its Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) open innovation program.

General Mills expands innovation network

General Mills has expanded its Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) open innovation program to include digital marketing.
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A new digital world of information is ready

Over the past few months, we’ve been actively working to provide our readers with a much more  compelling and interactive online experience.


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Plant Security: Thwarting the Intent to Harm

Deliberate acts of sabotage can be more difficult to detect and prevent than bacterial threats to food. Food manufacturers now are bolstering their defenses against security threats.


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Magnetic attraction

The power of magnetic waves is evident to any Boy Scout with a compass. A Dutch firm is applying amplified magnetic force to the task of peeling an onion


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Cyber-Security Guidelines for Industrial Ethernet

As manufacturers increase connectivity between plant floor and enterprise systems to boost productivity and reduce time to market, this interconnectivity can also bring undesirable security risks. ODVA (Open Device-Net Vendors Association) released a document that provides guidelines on how to minimize these risks.
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Supply Chain: Demand-driven production

Mastery of the supply chain can yield tremendous cost savings for food companies, but only if production is aligned with what will sell in the months ahead.
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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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Site Selection: Redefining Location, location. Location

What makes location the most important criterion in selecting a site? Transportation, logistics, labor force, water and utility costs—to name a few.
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Engineering R&D: Talent Pool Development

With a large cadre of American workers ready to retire, training and educating the next generation of technicians and engineers is a critical need in manufacturing.
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Editor's Note: Barometers of our industry and the economy

As 2011 comes to a close, I am continuing my research into the life line of the economy and how it affects the food and beverage industry.
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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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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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