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Can your robot debone poultry?

This prototype deboning system from Georgia Tech’s Research Institute uses 3-D imaging and sensor-based cutting technology.
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Ribbon blender improves consistency in foodservice products

Heinz innovation team finds novel use for a familiar mixing technology.


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35th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Processors Prepare for Future Initiatives

Processors are making do with existing facilities, reducing energy and other resources while preparing for FSMA-related inspections.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

The age of transparency has arrived in food and beverage manufacturing, and the reverberations are being felt throughout the industry.


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GS1 Standards: Streamlining the global supply chain

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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TECH FLASH

Are carbon nanotubes/nanoparticles safe?

More scientific research needs to be done before specific conclusions can be drawn.
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TECH FLASH

ConAgra conserves nearly 300 million gallons of water

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

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

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

Of the six prestigious award winners, Frito-Lay was the only manufacturing plant.
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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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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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