Engineering R&D: Wresting market share from glass

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

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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Dehydration redux

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

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

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

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

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

Our industry must find the innovation within itself to fight obesity while increasing profits.
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Engineering R&D: Liquid squeeze play

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

The mandate to save has never been stronger in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
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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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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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