Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Editor's Note: Need innovation? It's time to get out of your comfort zone

As savvy processors know, in challenging times and in times of prosperity, you must innovate to remain competitive.
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Editor's Note: 2008 was one for the record books

Good and bad, the year 2008 will be one for the record books. The food safety recalls that plagued the food industry during 2007 seem like a century ago compared to what our nation has experienced the past 12 months.
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Food safety cloud may have a titanium lining

As the two major presidential candidates debate a myriad of issues facing our country, I began to wonder where each one stands on food safety.
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Even an octogenarian has to keep up appearances

Notice anything different? I sure hope so. 
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Call for excellence and innovation

For most of us as summer comes to a close, it’s time to get back to the business of running food plants after a few weeks off to relax. 

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One instance where heavy can be healthy

Are we truly in a recession? While CNNMoney.com declared the recession official back in February, other financial experts have not.
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Earth Day morphs into Earth Decade

While the scientific debate continues as to whether the earth is in global warming or entering the next ice age, food and beverage manufacturers are mired in the day-to-day fight to reduce energy consumption.
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Rising prices require strategic solutions

Recent increases in food prices not only hurt consumers, but as those involved in food manufacturing know all too well, it hurts you professionally, too.
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The ante has just been upped on food safety

Do you ever wonder how life in the food and beverage industry got so complicated?
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Consumer education must precede sending in the clones

In the past few weeks, I tried to put my finger on why the recent discussion of foods produced from animal cloning has me a little queasy.
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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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