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Are carbon nanotubes/nanoparticles safe?

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

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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Cold storage warehouse cools energy costs by 35 percent

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

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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TECH FLASH

Agilent and FDA team up on pathogen testing

The project also includes detecting fraudulently marketed seafood.
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TECH FLASH

Reuse waste heat from refrigeration units

Technology combining a refrigerating plant and a downstream heat pump saves energy.
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Supply chain sweet spot

Retail success stories involving aseptic products have been modest, but the technology is finding a growing niche in nonrefrigerated distribution.


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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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Food Engineering

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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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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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