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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Stahlbush Island Farms - A model of self-sufficiency

A biogas system has transformed Stahlbush Island farms into a carbon negative operation, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it is responsible for creating.
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Green Series: Good to the Last BTU

For organizations able to commit capital to energy recovery systems, the realized efficiencies are the gift that keeps giving.


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Editor's Note: There’s no stopping the growing force and rewards of sustainability

About 10 years ago, someone from a major food industry supplier called me to discuss his company’s commitment to sustainability. 


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The World's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies - 2012

Investing Wisely in Local and Emerging Markets

The desire for growth in emerging markets, along with the need to continue innovating in established areas, is driving a two-pronged strategy for leading food and beverage manufacturers.


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Engineering R&D: Research in the trenches

With government funding drying up and businesses curtailing in-house programs, food technology research often has an entrepreneurial feel in the 21st century.
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Editor's Note: Another new reality - Finding an electronic balance

Many successful business ideas are still uncovered over a coffee or a cocktail.
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TECH FLASH

And now for something completely different

Entrepreneurs thought wine in stackable, single-serving, “stemless glasses” made of recyclable plastic would be a great idea. Realizing it was a little more involved.
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TECH FLASH

One good innovation program leads to others

General Mills learned through its Worldwide Innovation Network that new packaging ideas may not originate from within, but from its own suppliers.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

Man & Machine Reach for Operational Excellence
Production improvement is always a driver in manufacturing, but there are other areas of concern in food and beverage, as survey participants make clear.
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Toward zero liquid discharge

Animal feed recovery used to constitute best practice in food plant wastewater treatment. Technology and sustainability efforts are pushing manufacturers far beyond that.
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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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FSMA Audit

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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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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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