Articles by Olin Thompson, Contributing Editor

Recall Prevention and Planning

A food safety plan starts with prevention, but must also include the actions to take should an incident occur.
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GS1 Standards: Streamlining the global supply chain

Use of GS1 standards reduces both supply chain disruptions and time-to-shelf by an average of two to six weeks.


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Legacy Systems: Weighing the Costs, Benefits and Risks

Most replacement systems will, or at least should, provide marginal benefits over your legacy system.
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Multifunctionality Delivered

Track & trace systems can do more than satisfy regulators; they can improve products, operations and relationships with customers and consumers.
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Navigating the Data Sea

Food and beverage processors are striving to collect more and better data. But is your data gathering system doing the job you need?
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Does MES contribute to ERP success?

ERP offers improvements but MES may take plant performance one step further.
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On a need-to-know basis

What do you need to know and when do you need to know it? A knee-jerk response might be that you need to know everything about your plant and you need to know it in real time. But in reality, fast data collection simply for data collection's sake won't save you money or improve your efficiency.
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Plant excellence, by the numbers

How do you define excellence? Long runs, high capacity utilization and low production cost?
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Mobile computing

Going where the data is.
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Improving product consistency

Combining ingredient quality and inventory data can help increase plant efficiency.
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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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Food Engineering

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2014 December

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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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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