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Supply chain sweet spot

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Retail success stories involving aseptic products have been modest, but the technology is finding a growing niche in nonrefrigerated distribution.


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Engineering R&D: Tiny bubbles

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Adding oxygen and removing nitrogen and other dissolved gases from a grow-tank can be a cost-prohibitive process for fish farmers, but new oxygenation technology significantly changes the cost equation.
 


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TECH FLASH

General Mills Introduces X3 Process at CoDev

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New step-by-step approach provides road map for innovation success.
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Focus on OEE: Increased Plant Floor Visibility Pays Off

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Be it ever so humble, overall equipment efficiency is the focus of a growing number of plant automation projects, adding another component to the continuous improvement tool kit.


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Truly the best experience will be ready for you this April in Fort Myers

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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As many of you who read this column each month are well aware, Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo is held every year in Florida during April.


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Engineering R&D: Anaerobic collaboration

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The combination of membrane bioreactor filtration with a zoned anaerobic digester resulted in unprecedented COD reductions in a cheese plant’s high-strength effluent.


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General Mills has expanded its Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) open innovation program.

General Mills expands innovation network

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General Mills has expanded its Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) open innovation program to include digital marketing.
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A new digital world of information is ready

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Over the past few months, we’ve been actively working to provide our readers with a much more  compelling and interactive online experience.


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Plant Security: Thwarting the Intent to Harm

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Deliberate acts of sabotage can be more difficult to detect and prevent than bacterial threats to food. Food manufacturers now are bolstering their defenses against security threats.


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Magnetic attraction

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The power of magnetic waves is evident to any Boy Scout with a compass. A Dutch firm is applying amplified magnetic force to the task of peeling an onion


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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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