Innovation

Food processors give back by participating in educational programs

Last month, I dedicated this column to the changes taking place at industry trade shows and how our industry is focused on giving back by supporting charities at these venues. This month, I’d like to thank those individuals who are giving back to the food and beverage industry by participating as speakers at Food Engineering’s 2014 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference scheduled for April 6-9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Food and beverage processing enzyme market growing

A report predicts moderate growth through 2018.
A report predicts moderate growth through 2018.
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Features

State of Food Manufacturing 2013: Slowly Trending Upward

A lack of consumer confidence, prolonged unemployment and concern about regulations still hinder strong economic growth.

 Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive. 


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Green Series

Fossil-free fueling

Renewable energy from the sun to the soil is fueling alternative energy solutions.

 Manufacturers can reduce their carbon footprint and grab sustainability awards by implementing energy solutions that rely on solar power. 


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Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement: Culture transformation

Through methodical, and at times surgical, application of a continuous improvement framework, Snyder’s-Lance’s Columbus team made a full organizational transformation in only one year.

Performance was not the focus, but became the outcome.


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Editor’s Note

Food and beverage industry poised for economic growth

Emerging markets continue to lead the way for future sources of income.

Modest improvements in US business conditions are expected to continue.


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TECH FLASH

Millennial moms use mobile tech in the kitchen

Moms ages 18 to 34 are more likely to use smart phones and tablets in meal planning, shopping and cooking.

Social media engagement is highest among moms with children in the home.


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Wastewater Treatment

Waste not, want not

Not one wastewater treatment solution is suitable for every application, so it’s essential to find the one that fits your budget and future water and energy needs.

With the right strategies, you could decrease wastewater surcharges from your publicly owned treatment works and recoup some energy out of your wastewater. 


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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TECH FLASH

USDA introduces new mobile tools and open data projects

New APIs and mobile apps are designed to bring USDA customer service into the 21st century.

Economic Research Service Web Content and Farmers Market Directory APIs will spur further development.


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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

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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