Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

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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As the recession ends, look for profitability within human assets

There’s no escape from the news reports discussing whether or not the recession is over. If we are eking out of it, the official proclamation of the end is bound to be at least six months away.
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You're a shining star, no matter who you are

While some plant projects may have been put on hold this year, the food industry has proved to be a shining star compared to hard hit industries such as automotive and construction.
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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 October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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