Food and beverage manufacturing facilities have made unprecedented improvements over the past decade, but industry leaders know there are still many ways to increase profits while addressing environmental concerns. Once again, Food Engineering and PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network are partnering to honor exceptional sustainability achievements within food, beverage and consumer products manufacturing operations.
Just-in-time manufacturing, advanced automation and process control, sustainable operations and a relentless focus on food safety and sanitary plant design are the hallmarks of Food Engineering’s most recent Plant of the Year award winners.
Despite all the food safety advances in sanitary machine design, sanitary plant design, product testing and inspection, and many processors reexamining their current SSOPs, HACCP plans and FSMA preparation and adherence, there is still much work to be done to protect the food supply and to inform consumers of potential problems.
Just before this issue of Food Engineering hit the printing press, the food and beverage manufacturing community awoke one morning to hear the news that Kraft and Heinz are merging to form The Kraft Heinz Company.