Case Studies & Field Reports

Less hands-on, big-time savings

September 1, 2010
Flexible screw conveyors save maintenance and sanitation costs for peanut processor.
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Printers generate a clear message

July 1, 2010
Putting product info on shipping cartons at the sealing stage provides vital track and trace data, improves sustainability. 
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New doors have positive impact on production flow

June 1, 2010
Forklifts continuously hit old poorly insulated doors, causing a production roadblock.
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Packaged produce supplier keeps quality high, suppliers honest

June 1, 2010
Automated optical sorting system weeds out bad produce and traces problems back to the supplier.
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Stainless-steel touch computers monitor meat safety

April 1, 2010
Computer-based downtime reduced by 80%.
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Green fields produce green protein

April 1, 2010
Obtaining protein without damage required a membrane filtration process.
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Now you're cooking with gas!

March 3, 2010
Poultry processor increases production 30- 40% with in-line cooker powered by gas-fired steam generators.
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Creamery combats dusty whey powder with industrial vacuum

March 1, 2010
Using the right tool gets the job done in half the time.

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Grilled chili pepper producer increases yield

January 1, 2010
Mexican food maker quadruples output and slashes energy costs with modified flame griller.
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X-ray system provides unexpected benefits

January 1, 2010
Besides improving product quality, removing stones from product flow protects equipment.
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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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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