Editor's Note: A new tradition in sustainability

Food and beverage manufacturers continue to uncover innovative ways to be environmentally friendly as they increase efficiency.
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Engineering R&D: Pasteurization without drying

Controlled condensation pasteurization is being proposed as a salmonella remedy for almonds, though the technology has broader potential for minimally processed foods.
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Food Safety: Chemical sensitivities increase to the parts per trillion range

Last Fall, I attended the 28th Annual Rapid Methods Workshop at University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Dr. Purnendu C. Vasavada, the driving force behind the program, brings people from all over the world to discuss rapid microbiological methods, food safety and quality issues and future trends. 
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Editor's Note: Need innovation? It's time to get out of your comfort zone

As savvy processors know, in challenging times and in times of prosperity, you must innovate to remain competitive.
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Food Safety: HACCP's most underemphasized prerequisite

Electronic maintenance management system helps ensure food safety.
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Editor's Note: 2008 was one for the record books

Good and bad, the year 2008 will be one for the record books. The food safety recalls that plagued the food industry during 2007 seem like a century ago compared to what our nation has experienced the past 12 months.
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Engineering R&D: Diamonds are a seal's best friend

Mechanical seals coated with nanodiamonds is the first commercial application for a technology transitioning from basic research to established science.
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Time to turn on a dime

I have always been a comparison price shopper when it comes to clothing, fixing up the house or purchasing a car.
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Engineering R&D: A Real Fish Tale

Years of research and industry involvement preceded the March launch of Michael Miller’s fish-farming venture.
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Food grade lubricants keep equipment crunching

Potato chip plant relies on machinery greases to enhance operational efficiency.

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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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2014 September

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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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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