Innovation

Sustainable Plant of the Year: Frito-Lay Casa Grande Plant Attains Near Net Zero

Efficiency was built into Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande plant a quarter-century ago, but the snack maker takes the facility’s energy- and water-conservation systems to a new level with near net zero.
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Indispensable Energy Audits

Energy audits and management can increase the bottom line, but to be effective, the job is never done.
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Editor's Note: Making a difference in the battle of the bulge

Thank you to the food industry members who are making access to nutritional information easier.
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Engineering R&D: Sensors for a digital world

Advances in sensor technology are bringing industrially hardened detectors with on-board electronics to food and beverage processors.
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Flexible Manufacturing: The Automation Conundrum

Flexibility is an increasingly important attribute, but manufacturing professionals must strike a balance between the need for high-speed automation and production adaptability.
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PROCESS EXPO Preview

Expanded conference sessions help processors do it faster, better, cheaper and safer.
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Legacy Systems: Weighing the Costs, Benefits and Risks

Most replacement systems will, or at least should, provide marginal benefits over your legacy system.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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Editor's Note: Calling all innovators

Now is the time to begin preparing your entry for FE’s top honor, the 30th Annual Plant of the Year award.
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Engineering R&D: GE salmon swim upstream

Genetically engineered grains are mainstream, but gene splicing in livestock remains experimental. A Boston area biotechnology firm hopes to change that and end its 18-year quest for commercial approval.
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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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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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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