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Engineering R&D: New solution for slaughter

Systems development can create strange bedfellows. Take, for example, the alliance between an Alabama road construction firm and food scientists addressing animal welfare issues.
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Tech Update: Filling Equipment

Faster fill times are nice, but a host of other considerations also are part of manufacturers’ value calculations. Those needs are evident in the systems being developed.
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Third-Party Audits: Adopting an Open Door Policy

Bigger welcome mats are being laid out for third-party auditors as the food industry reconciles itself to customer and public demands for greater transparency.
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Green Manufacturing: Software Tracks Sustainability

Take action now to reduce consumption by monitoring energy usage in real time.
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Conveying Systems

Every process needs connectivity-the right “circulation system” to provide optimum hygiene, flexibility, fast changeovers and ease of maintenance at the lowest possible cost.
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Sanitary Plant Design: The New Meaning of Clean

With industry attention riveted on improved food safety, sanitary design of plants is front and center.
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Tech Update: HMIs

Human machine interface technology has advanced by leaps and bounds-to the point where food manufacturers can now control and monitor plants from virtually anywhere.
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Reuse's Dollars and Sense

For food and beverage companies focused on water recycling and landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.
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Food Safety Audits: Meeting the Certification Challenge Head On

Certification programs under the GFSI umbrella are taking root in North America , though not without some growing pains and process changes for food manufacturers.
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Making the Right Choice With Smart Wireless Sensors

Smart sensors have been around for a long time, but when combined with wireless capabilities, the sky’s the limit.
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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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