Innovation

Editor's Note

At the crossroads in the age of transparency

Prove the food safety science behind your product, and the truth shall set you free from detractors.
April 9, 2013

About a year ago, the food industry was embroiled in the lean, finely textured beef media frenzy.


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Tech Update: Wireless Applications

Eliminate wires and legwork with radio communications

Wireless systems help alleviate plant installation obstructions and provide cost efficiencies. With FSMA looming, it’s time to get moving to support electronic recordkeeping with wireless capabilities.
March 6, 2013

Look around you. You probably have operating parameters you’d like to measure and track to satisfy the requirements of regulators, especially with FDA getting serious about implementing parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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Continuous improvement

Engaged staff equals better performance

Virtually every manufacturer with a business continuity plan wants to improve continuously, including in the way it approaches continuous improvement.
February 6, 2013

Like motherhood and love of country, continuous improvement is a concept that demands support. None dare speak against it; all are obliged to sing its praises.


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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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Editor's Note

Much more meets the eye than meets the ink

February 6, 2013

I think it’s about time I told you something very important. There’s a lot more to Food Engineering than what you can hold in your hands.


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Future manufacturing

Food Plant 2023: Rise of the Visual Factory

January 7, 2013

If the past is prologue, production of food and beverage products will look a lot different in 10 years than it does today.


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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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Engineering R&D

Two-trick pony

January 7, 2013

An enhanced X-ray system moves the technology beyond contaminant inspection to precise analysis of the fat and lean components of meat.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Cultures Converge at Commonwealth Dairy

December 5, 2012

A partnership between US entrepreneurs and German investors is helping retailers meet demand for Greek yogurt with store-brand options.


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Engineering R&D: One drop at a time

December 5, 2012

This year’s World Food Prize honors a US-born scientist’s work in reshaping farming practices to make them more efficient and productive by changing the way water is delivered.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

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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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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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