Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Editorial: Engineers and Plant Managers, <br>This one's for you!

Just after the 4th of July holiday every year, the needs of our readers weigh heavy on the minds of the Food Engineering staff.
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Editorial: The next backlash: theft of the pursuit of happiness

I WAS NEVER ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE who made serious new year's resolutions or enjoyed end of year predictions about the year to come-expect for the humor value often found in both instances.
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Editorial: What makes food manufacturers tick?

Over the past year we have been doing a lot of behind the scenes research into what makes food manufacturers tick.
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Editor's Note: Electronic food facility registration goes live

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINIStration (FDA) introduced a new electronic registration system for both foreign and domestic food facilities in mid-October.
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Editor's Note: Are you building the best food plant in the country?

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. YOU may be thinking…’04 budget cuts? Fall trade show frenzy? No, it’s getting close to the deadline for Food Engineering’s annual Plant of the Year competition.
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Editor's Note: Sentimental Journey, a true walk down memory lane

PUTTING TOGETHER THE 75TH anniversary issue for Food Engineering was a true walk down Memory Lane.
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Editor's Note: Health hits the fan in the long hot summer

Health hits the fan in the long hot summer
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Editor's Note: Human touch a key factor in replacement parts business

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be another long standing Food Engineering tradition.
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26th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Clean, Lean, Safe, Secure

The number of projects remains flat as processors focus on cost cutting and food safety.
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Editor's Note: Oreos, irradiation, biotechnology

NO, THESE ARE NOT NEW JEOPARDY categories or the answers waiting for the question from the great and powerful Carnac.
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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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FE September 2014

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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