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GS1 Standards: Streamlining the global supply chain

By Olin Thompson, Contributing Editor
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Use of GS1 standards reduces both supply chain disruptions and time-to-shelf by an average of two to six weeks.


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Are carbon nanotubes/nanoparticles safe?

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More scientific research needs to be done before specific conclusions can be drawn.
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ConAgra conserves nearly 300 million gallons of water

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The company also eliminated 61,000 tons of waste.
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Lifecycle assessment sizes up environmental impacts of products

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Kraft used the system to develop YES Pack salad dressing containers.
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Plant Safety: Implementing a continuous improvement mindset

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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On-the-job fatalities have declined by a third over the last 20 years, but there’s no room for complacency for industry leaders who consider workplace safety a continuous improvement mission.


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Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande manufacturing facility wins US water prize

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Of the six prestigious award winners, Frito-Lay was the only manufacturing plant.
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Cold storage warehouse cools energy costs by 35 percent

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The use of variable frequency drives also improves operational efficiency throughout refrigeration infrastructure.


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Plant of the Year: Northeast Foods - Automatic Rolls of NC

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A McDonald’s supplier designs a high-volume bakery that boosts automation to new levels and recasts the role of production floor workers.


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Agilent and FDA team up on pathogen testing

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The project also includes detecting fraudulently marketed seafood.
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Reuse waste heat from refrigeration units

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Technology combining a refrigerating plant and a downstream heat pump saves energy.
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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.

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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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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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