Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

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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Editor's Note: Getting back to basics in food manufacturing

EARLIER IN MY CAREER, I HAD A BOSS who used to make all the underlings write a memo detailing the significance of every trip they took outside the office.
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Editor's Note: ‘Food safety’ takes on a much deeper meaning

In order to improve coordination and response mechanisms, USDA has hired 20 new Import Surveillance Liaison (ISL) inspectors, specifically focused on food security.
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2002 New Food Plant Construction Survey

The need to remain flexible in an era of industry consolidation and economic uncertainty is the driving force behind expenditures for new food plant construction, expansions and renovations.
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Editor's Note: Keeping it real, keeping it simple in food packaging

It is no surprise that our survey found product safety to be the number one issue impacting food packaging.
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Site Selection Requires a Delicate Balance

In a process that could take anywhere from three months to three years to complete depending on your need for speed or your preparedness for the project, organization is everything.
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Editor's Note: A very high price paid for convenience

Over the past few months our industry has been experiencing very perplexing situations in some meat processing plants, culminating in the announcement of the largest ever meat recall of 27.4 million pounds.
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Editor's Note: No passing fancy for food makers

No passing fancy for food makers
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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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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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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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