The well-engineered cap

Premium products demand premium delivery systems, which is why a Texas salad dressing maker pioneered the use of a no-drip, no-glop closure.
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Three cheers for a reclosable pouch

Every container company is playing the green card these days, so it isn’t surprising that a new Canadian copacker would choose to call itself the Eco-Container Corp.
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Me-too tray is step-saver

The better-mousetrap principle applies to the new snap-tray container from Sealed Air’s Cryovac division.
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Variations keep on coming from Guinness

Iconic advertising and a powerful ethnic pull have helped Guinness stout become one of a handful of truly global beers.
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Licensing expands single-serve coffee

While hard times have taken a bite out of the gourmet coffee business, indulgent caffeine consumption continues to propel single-serve coffee sales, both for in-home and at-work consumption.
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Product integrity drives container switch

Attracting shoppers’ attention requires every tool available, especially for small food companies.
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Another victory for synthetic closures over cork

It was a small skirmish in the continuing war of the wine-bottle stoppers, but a recent filling and capping operation at a small winery in Walla Walla, WA marked another victory for synthetic closures over cork.
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Soups on, with new look

Gluten-free gnocchi, gluten-free beer, gluten-free soup: The dietary options for America’s estimated 2 million sufferers of celiac disease might soon rival their numbers, though food producers are uncertain if gluten-free is a fad or a trend.
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No whitewash in this bottle

Insincere sustainability claims expose companies to charges of greenwashing. Likewise, faux tie-ins to breast cancer fundraising has spawned a new term: pinkwashing.
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Foodservice's sustainability champions

With their ability to tell a story while standing on a supermarket shelf, retail packaging easily flags a change in recyclable content or biodegradability.
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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.


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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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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