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Editor's Note

As the economy improves, so does the food and beverage industry

According to Food Engineering’s 36th annual Plant Construction Survey, the food and beverage industry is now thriving
Greenfield projects in 2012 numbered 218.


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Editor's Note

Much more meets the eye than meets the ink

I think it’s about time I told you something very important. There’s a lot more to Food Engineering than what you can hold in your hands.


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Engineering R&D

Two-trick pony

An enhanced X-ray system moves the technology beyond contaminant inspection to precise analysis of the fat and lean components of meat.


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Food Safety

Current testing is not advancing food safety

Finished product testing, by itself, isn’t adequate to guarantee the safety of foods.


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Editor's Note

Industry leaders share leading-edge manufacturing and operations solutions

As we put together this enormous January issue, the Food Engineering staff was also putting the final touches on the program for the 2013 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference (FA&M), scheduled for April 12-15 in Naples, FL.


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Engineering R&D: One drop at a time

This year’s World Food Prize honors a US-born scientist’s work in reshaping farming practices to make them more efficient and productive by changing the way water is delivered.


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Editor's Note: That which speeds production could also bring it to a halt

Today, mobile devices are used on the production floor to monitor processes and to communicate with supply chains.


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Engineering R&D: Shear waves in filtration

From fractionating milk solids to waste treatment aimed at zero liquid discharge, filtration is playing a growing role in the food industry, provided manufacturers can keep membranes clean.
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Editor's Note: There’s no stopping the growing force and rewards of sustainability

About 10 years ago, someone from a major food industry supplier called me to discuss his company’s commitment to sustainability. 


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Engineering R&D: Research in the trenches

With government funding drying up and businesses curtailing in-house programs, food technology research often has an entrepreneurial feel in the 21st century.
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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.

Podcasts

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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2015 January

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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