Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Editor's Note

Industry leaders share leading-edge manufacturing and operations solutions

As we put together this enormous January issue, the Food Engineering staff was also putting the final touches on the program for the 2013 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference (FA&M), scheduled for April 12-15 in Naples, FL.


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Editor's Note: That which speeds production could also bring it to a halt

Today, mobile devices are used on the production floor to monitor processes and to communicate with supply chains.


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Editor's Note: There’s no stopping the growing force and rewards of sustainability

About 10 years ago, someone from a major food industry supplier called me to discuss his company’s commitment to sustainability. 


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Editor's Note: Another new reality - Finding an electronic balance

Many successful business ideas are still uncovered over a coffee or a cocktail.
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Editor's Note: On the hunt for game-changing technologies

Our industry has never been interested in maintaining the status quo.
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Editor's Note: Partnership will make the difference

Over the past few months, the news media have been full of reports about novel weight loss drugs and new findings about calories, metabolism and diets, as well continued reports on the obesity epidemic.


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Editor's Note: A season of change in food and beverage manufacturing

Change is in the air, and trends seem to be shifting.
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Editor's Note: PS, I hate you. The truth doesn’t always set you free

When I was awoken today by my alarm clock set to a local news radio station, I thought, “Today’s going to be a better day for the food industry.”


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Editor's Note: Leaps in automation produce efficiency, but the human touch is still essential

As I was preparing remarks for this month’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference, I came across an Association for Manufacturing Excellence research study on the challenges facing manufacturing.


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Editor's Note: It’s all about you, you smart, tech-savvy bunch

A few months ago, our corporate office conducted a survey on Food Engineering subscribers’ likes, dislikes and reading and researching habits.


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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.

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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 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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