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Engineering R&D: From waste to elixir

September 1, 2010
Biotechnology meets process innovation to convert toxic byproducts of the olive press into a therapeutic ingredient.
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Editor's Note: Another arrow in the quiver toward the goal of OEE

August 1, 2010
Today, savvy processors employ remote equipment and machine conditioning diagnostics, special supplier partnerships, heat measurement, vibration analysis, predictive maintenance tools, placement of parts in kits for routine maintenance and vendor-managed inventories to boost spare parts efficiency and management.
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Food Safety: California's Proposition 65--It's time to end the hypocrisy

July 1, 2010
The law’s intent may have been good, but enforcement has created problems for food processors.
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Engineering R&D: When layoffs kick-start innovation

July 1, 2010
For some engineers, a former employer’s downsizing can be liberating, allowing specialized skills to combine with entrepreneurial spirit for new technology development.
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Editor's Note: Grab it! There's still some low-hanging fruit out there

July 1, 2010
Uncovering it, grabbing it and implementing changes will lead to the game-changing innovation and manufacturing efficiencies our industry so desires.
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Engineering R&D: Robotic chicken butcher

June 1, 2010
Researchers at Georgia Tech hope their intelligent deboning system will boost yields for poultry processors and reduce ergonomic stress on workers.
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Editor's Note: Mother Nature is still in charge of the global economy

June 1, 2010
Manufacturers must stay ahead of market demands, economic uncertainty and even environmental matters on a global basis.
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Editor' Note: The future is now, for most people

May 1, 2010
The food plant of the future is coming soon to a smart phone near you. Expect to see packaging equipment operational and troubleshooting instructions streaming to you over the phone in the near future.
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Engineering R&D: Sensors to sniff bacteria

May 1, 2010
Biosensors can detect everything from shoe bombs to the mycobacteria that cause tuberculosis. Can they also detect food-borne pathogens lurking in industrial-scale batches?
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Engineering R&D: Engineered bacteria killers

April 1, 2010
As understanding of how nature adapts to the evolution of harmful microorganisms deepens, molecular biology is delivering new food safety tools, including bactericidal proteins.
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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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