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Dehydration redux

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Applying microwave energy in a vacuum to dry or dehydrate foods has a checkered past, but a Canadian scientist believes he has solved the challenges.
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Let your voice be heard

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Share your thoughts on the forthcoming GMPs and help establish regulations that will meet the needs of all involved.
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Double E as entrepreneur

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An electrical engineer leaves corporate R&D behind to deliver a changeover tool that he says will save time, slash waste, and bring new precision to the process.
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You're a shining star, no matter who you are

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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While some plant projects may have been put on hold this year, the food industry has proved to be a shining star compared to hard hit industries such as automotive and construction.
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Food Safety: The well-dressed worker

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Proper plant attire is just one more way to help protect the food supply.
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Editor's Note: Time for an extreme cultural shift to battle obesity

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Our industry must find the innovation within itself to fight obesity while increasing profits.
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Engineering R&D: Liquid squeeze play

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Pushing solvent through a membrane while retaining solute is the essence of reverse osmosis, and engineers like Wes Byrne are helping apply the technology more broadly in food and beverage.

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Editor's Note: Saving the planet 1 million printed pages at a time

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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The mandate to save has never been stronger in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
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La lumière pulsée, s'il vous plaît

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After a few years’ hiatus, pulsed light has re-emerged as a purification and sterilization tool for food and beverage manufacturers, beginning with packaging applications.
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Food Safety: Lubrication as a line of defense

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Avoid adulteration risk with proper use and storage of food grade and non-food grade lubricants.
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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 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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