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Engineering R&D: Robotic chicken butcher

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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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

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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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

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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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Food Safety: In preventive maintenance, little things mean a lot

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Ignoring small parts such as gaskets, valves, clamps or connections can cause headaches.
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Editor's Note: Calling all new plant projects for a census of the industry

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Just as the United States 2010 Census is crucial for our nation’s future planning, so is Food Engineering’s Plant Construction Survey.
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Editor's Note: New information sources address crucial food safety challenges

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Protecting the food supply may often seem like a daunting task. Our goal is to provide you with as many solutions as possible.

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Food Safety: Vow to make 2010 a safer year

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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More regulation is not the answer, but making vows to keep the food supply safe is a good start.
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Engineering R&D: Do-it-yourself disinfectants

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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By manipulating electrical current and frequency, an electrochemical reactor provides an alternative to chlorine in disinfecting some of food processing’s nastiest water streams.

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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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