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Engineering R&D: When layoffs kick-start innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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