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TECH FLASH

Methods to curb energy rate increases

Many processors have already switched out inefficient lighting and invested in high-efficiency motors, and some have tried demand control while others have instituted real-time purchasing of energy.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FE interviewed Brian Flynn, chief technology officer of ZF Energy Development, to discuss the options processors have in cutting energy costs.


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As consumers seek to buy local, specialty foods markets grow

Demand for geographic and other information about fresh foods hasn’t decreased in a down economy.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Unless they know exactly where it was grown, many consumers turn their nose up at a fresh fruit or vegetable.https://admin-foodengineeringmag.epublishing.com/admin/article/general/load?articleId=90940#
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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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TECH FLASH

CDC says trans fat reduction efforts slowed over time

Progress varied by food type and parent company.
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Because consuming trans fat is harmful even at low levels, researchers urged manufacturers to renew efforts to discontinue or reformulate products containing them.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference report

FA&M Conference Report

Innovating risk assessment and world-class best practices
By Mikell Knights
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Food and beverage manufacturers will need revolutionary manufacturing methods to promote and sustain growth. A better understanding of core competencies and capabilities can take you further.


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TECH FLASH

Inspection technologies keep pace with new processor demands

Various food production sectors require unique inspection technologies.
By Shane O'Halloran
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As the regulatory landscape evolves, these technologies will provide additional applications for food and beverage production.https://admin-foodengineeringmag.epublishing.com/admin/article/general/load?articleId=90752#
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TECH FLASH

Tank coating: an underrated aspect of selection

Tank surface preparation methods diverge, and a tank’s coating is its only defense against corrosion.
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Find out what method of tank coating will suit your operation best.


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Tech Update: Meat & Poultry Processing

Employing energy savings as a competitive edge

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Known for their heavy use of energy, the meat and poultry industries need to cut usage wherever they can.


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Plant Profile

Making ice cream the safe way

By Jim Carper
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Safety first, then efficiency. That’s how Safeway makes packaged ice cream and frozen novelties at its plant in Bellevue, WA. Lean manufacturing principles guide the business.


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Making the most of a sticky situation

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Fresh pizza dough likes to cling to trays and equipment, making it tough to clean them effectively by hand.


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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.

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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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FE September 2014

2014 September

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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