Fabulous Food Plants

Fabulous Food Plants

Automation keeps fruit fresh at Paramount Citrus

This 640,000-sq.-ft. citrus fruit processing/packaging facility is almost completely automated and has a roof of solar cells and a fuel cell system to supply energy to the plant and the grid.
December 5, 2013

The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.

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Fabulous Food Plant: Cultures Converge at Commonwealth Dairy

December 5, 2012

A partnership between US entrepreneurs and German investors is helping retailers meet demand for Greek yogurt with store-brand options.

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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

December 6, 2011
Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Breakfast, Courtesy of Malt-O-Meal

December 1, 2010
Malt-O-Meal doubled the number of built-this-century US cereal plants when it started production last year in Asheboro, NC, site of its second new facility in six years.
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Fabulous Food Plant: FAGE Yogurt

December 1, 2009
This brand-new, nearly lights-out plant employs state-of-the-art process control technology to produce and package a high-quality, consistent product.
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Fabulous Food Plant: West Liberty Foods Westward, ho

December 1, 2008
Logistics demanded a fourth plant west of the Rockies, but West Liberty Foods seized the opportunity to upgrade its production flow and material-handling safeguards.
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Fabulous Food Plant: October 2008

October 1, 2008
Market conditions pushed Fresherized Foods to get back to basics this year, but the innovator in high pressure processing expects to emerge even stronger in global guacamole production.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Synonymous with Quality

January 1, 2008
Poultry supplier counts on biosecurity, automation and worker safety to produce quality meats.
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Fabulous Food Plant: December 2007

December 1, 2007
Key design criteria for Fieldale Farms’ RTE facility were bio-security and food safety.
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Fabulous Food Plant--Gatorade: Sustainability with Attitude

October 2, 2007
Corporate environmentalism has a squishy, public relations feel. When sustainable practices shaped a Gatorade plant, there was actual meat on the bones.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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