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Processor uses VFFS to meet changing customer demands

Low maintenance, flexible vertical form-fill-seal equipment delivers increased speed and uptime.
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Loading dock doors keep food safe, save energy

Processors may have picked all the low-hanging fruit in saving energy, but may have forgotten the obvious.
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Milk drying optimization pays off

Processor improves operational efficiencies and increases yields by reducing moisture variability on its dryers.
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Snow and ice belong outside—not in a bakery

Improper airflows and the buildup of snow and ice on freezer coils, walls and floors waste energy and create extra work.
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ERP system promotes growth

Reports that used to take a day to assemble now take 20 minutes, and formula tracking is a breeze.


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AS/RS grows with dairy/retailer

DC sports a high-bay AS/RS that moves 42,000 crates of liquid products daily with a 99.9 percent accuracy rate.


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A machine is only as good as its ball bearings

A new set of bearings changes the least-reliable machine to the most-reliable machine in the plant.


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Ribbon blender improves consistency in foodservice products

Heinz innovation team finds novel use for a familiar mixing technology.


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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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Vibratory screeners keep dessert toppings in shape

Everyone loves sprinkles, but making them requires some precision manufacturing.


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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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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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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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