Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

As editor in chief of Food Engineering, Joyce Fassl has directed the magazine’s editorial staff since 1986.Her expertise is creating dynamic print and online content, building top-notch editorial teams and managing innovative custom publishing projects and live events. In addition to supervising all Food Engineering content, Joyce is Program Director for the Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference. Email: fasslj@bnpmedia.com

ARTICLES

Editor's Note

The perfect time for some good news

July 7, 2014
With the food and beverage industry facing so many challenges, from rising raw material costs and implementing more stringent food safety plans to GMO labeling legislation changes and workforce shortages, here’s some good news for a change.


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Editor's Note

Attaining clarity in a complicated and demanding industry

June 4, 2014
As you know, finding the best ways to conduct business and achieve success in the food and beverage manufacturing industry can be very complicated.


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TECH FLASH

Ireland poised for growth in dairy production, value-added ingredients

When European milk price quotas come to an end next year, the Irish dairy industry expects a business boom
May 28, 2014

Dairy processors focus on growth, continuous improvement and sustainability.


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Editor's Note

Food industry truth still under the microscope

May 6, 2014
B y the time many of you read this column, the documentary film “Fed Up” will have been screened in more than 20 American cities. If you haven’t heard about it, you will.


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Editor's Note

Same old label needs an update

April 8, 2014

 I’m an avid reader of food labels. On a typical trip to the supermarket, I get some of my most useful reading accomplished. When buying a new food or beverage product, I always check the total number of calories per serving and per container, as well as the trans fat, fiber and sugar levels.  


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Editor's Note

Retail check: Blurred lines expanding in grocery shopping aisles

Retail categories continue to blur, according to emerging research.
March 8, 2014

A research survey conducted last fall by King Retail Solutions shows shoppers’ attitudes about why and where they shop for groceries are evolving. 


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Editor's Note

Processors still seeing green as a key manufacturing initiative

Sustainability remains one of the top 10 trends affecting plant operations, according to Food Engineering's state of food manufacturing report.
February 7, 2014
While FSMA requirements, staffing issues, increased productivity and constantly evolving consumer demands may be top of mind for many people reading this column, sustainability remains one of the top 10 trends affecting plant operations, according to Food Engineering’s most recent State of Food Manufacturing report.
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Food processors give back by participating in educational programs

January 10, 2014
Last month, I dedicated this column to the changes taking place at industry trade shows and how our industry is focused on giving back by supporting charities at these venues. This month, I’d like to thank those individuals who are giving back to the food and beverage industry by participating as speakers at Food Engineering’s 2014 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference scheduled for April 6-9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Editor's Note

Industry moves in the right direction to help those in need

PROCESS EXPO included several initiatives designed to reduce food loss and improve food waste.
December 5, 2013

 FPSA foundation also supported food-insecure communities through the DEFEAT HUNGER initiative. 


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Editorial Note

Good news for the food and beverage industry

Staying on top of food trends can help manufacturers be ready for what’s next.
November 8, 2013
The 2013 trends list includes Korean flavors, tortas and tiny desserts.
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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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July 2014

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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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