Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Earth Day morphs into Earth Decade

May 1, 2008
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

April 1, 2008
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

March 1, 2008
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

February 1, 2008
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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Time for a change in attitude and latitude

January 1, 2008
As the food and beverage industry knuckles down to business at the start of the new year, I thought I’d take the time to tell you what has been happening behind the scenes at Food Engineering.
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The power of the young people

December 1, 2007
Looking at the past often helps us determine the best course of future action. 
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Next up? Generation gap of the Millennials

November 1, 2007
With all the sophisticated technology advances made in food manufacturing over the past two decades, I think it is odd that our industry seems to be suffering frequent and more devastating food recalls.
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Sustainability movement surges on

October 1, 2007
I may be dating myself when I tell you I sported an official Earth Day pin on the collar of my denim jacket back in 1970.
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I guess that's why they call it work

September 5, 2007
Food safety, sustainability, plant safety, outsourcing, trade secrets, lack of qualified workers. Sound familiar? If you work in the average North American food or beverage manufacturing plant, chances are you face these challenges each month and maybe even each day.
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Simply the best in plant innovation

August 2, 2007
For more than a quarter of a century, Food Engineering has, each year, honored one food or beverage manufacturing plant as a shining example of innovation. 
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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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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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