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Engineering R&D: Move over, retort

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The math of commercial cost and consumer willingness to pay remains to be calculated, but in-container sterilization with microwaves already has achieved several milestones.

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Editor's Note: Fast food nation is now on information overload

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Technology, trends and information are bombarding the food and beverage industry at such a quick pace, it’s hard to get a grip on what is worthy of attention.
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Food Safety: Will ‘Reportable Food Registry' law make food safer?

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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All processors must understand their responsibilities under this new mandate.
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Engineering R &D: Higher efficiency, lower cost with transformerless drives

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Years of collaborative research by Canadian engineers went into development of what they term active front-end technology, an advancement that is transforming medium-voltage AC drives.
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Back to basics: Everything old is new again

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Often as a decade comes to a close, articles looking back at the past ten years come across my desk and Web browser.
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Food Safety: Defensive handwashing

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Get smart about the best ways to keep workers clean and food safet.
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Editor's Note: Lessons learned from an unusual year

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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The food industry learned that the public continues to be serious about sustainability, and not only in the packaging, energy and other waste reduction methods of the firms that produce the goods they buy.
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Food industry retains its resiliency in times of turmoil

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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While business may be lackluster in nearly all sectors, the food and beverage industry has much to be happy about.
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Engineering R&D: Wresting market share from glass

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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PET specialists spent seven years racing the clock and spending considerable capital in isolating and developing a new molecule to scavenge oxygen.
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As the recession ends, look for profitability within human assets

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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There’s no escape from the news reports discussing whether or not the recession is over. If we are eking out of it, the official proclamation of the end is bound to be at least six months away.
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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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