Packaging

Sustainable Plant of the Year: Frito-Lay Casa Grande Plant Attains Near Net Zero

Efficiency was built into Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande plant a quarter-century ago, but the snack maker takes the facility’s energy- and water-conservation systems to a new level with near net zero.
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Editor's Note: Making a difference in the battle of the bulge

Thank you to the food industry members who are making access to nutritional information easier.
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Front-of-package slugfest

Icons for key nutrients provide an at-a-glance food guide under Nutrition Keys, a trade group initiative that is drawing criticism from public health experts and some food companies. Source: Grocery
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Retailers gear up for nutrition labeling mandate

Raw meat and poultry increasingly are being packaged with nutrition information. Source: Sealed Air Corp.Three-fifths of meat and poultry products in grocers’ refrigerated lockers carry some form of nutrition information,
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Bag cracks Canadian cereal code

A matte finish on a polybag lends an upscale look to Sally’s cereal, a new brand from Malt-O-Meal and the company’s first product in the Canadian market. Source: Malt-O-Meal Co.A
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Tech Update: Pumps

The right pump used for the right application can make a significant difference in energy consumption.
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PACK EXPO Preview

Offering a customer-centric approach, Las Vegas show continues to grow.
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Packaging Trends Survey

Speed always is a priority in packaging operations, but market realities are elevating other considerations for food and beverage professionals.
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Tech Update: Robotics

After they’ve proved their worth in secondary packaging and grunt applications, robots are slowly making inroads for jobs closer to the process. 
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Give it a twist

Rotating label increases communication at the point of purchase and helps differentiate food products from the competition.
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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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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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