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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La lumière pulsée, s'il vous plaît

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

Avoid adulteration risk with proper use and storage of food grade and non-food grade lubricants.
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Editor's Note: Embrace flexible manufacturing

It's no longer a good idea to operate in a business-as-usual mode.
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Food Safety: The trouble with third-party audits

Passing an audit is not the issue. Ensuring safety is.

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Editor's Note: Innovation was never born out of inaction

Now is a good time to invest in food safety measures, HACCP improvements and track and trace systems.
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Engineering R&D: Nanoscale silver on deck

The end of a long road to regulatory approval of silver dihydrogen citrate for food-contact surfaces is approaching, promising manufacturers a new antimicrobial weapon.
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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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