Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Editor's Note: Another arrow in the quiver toward the goal of OEE

Today, savvy processors employ remote equipment and machine conditioning diagnostics, special supplier partnerships, heat measurement, vibration analysis, predictive maintenance tools, placement of parts in kits for routine maintenance and vendor-managed inventories to boost spare parts efficiency and management.
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Editor's Note: Grab it! There's still some low-hanging fruit out there

Uncovering it, grabbing it and implementing changes will lead to the game-changing innovation and manufacturing efficiencies our industry so desires.
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Editor's Note: Mother Nature is still in charge of the global economy

Manufacturers must stay ahead of market demands, economic uncertainty and even environmental matters on a global basis.
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Editor' Note: The future is now, for most people

The food plant of the future is coming soon to a smart phone near you. Expect to see packaging equipment operational and troubleshooting instructions streaming to you over the phone in the near future.
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Editor's Note: Calling all new plant projects for a census of the industry

Just as the United States 2010 Census is crucial for our nation’s future planning, so is Food Engineering’s Plant Construction Survey.
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Editor's Note: New information sources address crucial food safety challenges

Protecting the food supply may often seem like a daunting task. Our goal is to provide you with as many solutions as possible.

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Editor's Note: Fast food nation is now on information overload

Technology, trends and information are bombarding the food and beverage industry at such a quick pace, it’s hard to get a grip on what is worthy of attention.
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Back to basics: Everything old is new again

Often as a decade comes to a close, articles looking back at the past ten years come across my desk and Web browser.
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Editor's Note: Lessons learned from an unusual year

The food industry learned that the public continues to be serious about sustainability, and not only in the packaging, energy and other waste reduction methods of the firms that produce the goods they buy.
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Food industry retains its resiliency in times of turmoil

While business may be lackluster in nearly all sectors, the food and beverage industry has much to be happy about.
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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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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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