Tech Update: 20 / 20 Vision

Newer generations of vision systems and other machine imaging technology are being customized to address the unique challenges posed by food processing.
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It's About Choice

In this month's Food Safety column , Contributing Editor Douglas Powell asks the question: Should politicians be making marketing decisions?<
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FieldReports:Sweet success

A volumatic feeding system brings consistency and flexibility to a cookie line
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Field Report: Smooth transition

Maple Leaf Foods streamlines its lubricant product line with food-grade lubricants
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Thermally-assisted high-pressure lifts quality of shelf-stable foods

Ultra-high pressure (UHP) technology has recently been commercialized to pasteurize and extend the refrigerated shelf life of juice, meat and poultry products.
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Technology Update: Bacteria Busters

In an era of increasing concern about food safety, a new generation of anti-microbial treatments comes of age
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FieldReports: Recipe for a kitchen upgrade

Automating its batch processing helps Langeberg Foods increase the efficiency of its operations
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FieldReports: Savings percolate with renovated coffee operation

By automating a former rice mill, coffeemaker Cadeco Industries increased its processing accuracy and reduced its labor requirements
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FieldReports: Processor spurs new washer design

Ateeco, Inc., the manufacturer of Mrs. T's frozen pierogis based in Shendoah, Penn., helped Douglas Machines Corp. develop a new product which has emerged as a successful extension to the Douglas line of washing and sanitizing systems.
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FoodSafety: Risk reduction in a zero-tolerance environment

Its rhetoric may not set the world on fire, but risk reduction is still the surest way to safeguard our food supply
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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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