Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

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Food defense: Be prepared for intentional criminal acts

April 19, 2012
While processors may be prepared for a foodborne illness recall, they’re not likely to be so ready for a malicious attack on food.
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Feeders gently handle 2.5 million pounds of sunflower seeds a year

April 5, 2012
Vibratory feeders close the loop between super sacks and bucket elevators as the seeds travel to packaging.
 


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Allergen Control: Using Techniques that Go Well Beyond the Label

April 5, 2012
Building allergen management into your HACCP plan can go a long way in preventing expensive mistakes.
 


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GFSI Update: Creating a Safe and Effective Worldwide Food System

March 7, 2012
Don’t wait until customers ask you to comply. Get started now to improve manufacturing performance and food quality.
 


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Dust-free solution for stick packs

February 6, 2012
Vacuum conveying system cuts spurious dust emissions, makes clean-up simple plus keeps employees out of harm’s way.


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Tech Update: Maintain pumps on your schedule

February 6, 2012
With an eye toward maintenance and quick repairs, pump suppliers provide equipment to bolster uptimes.


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The Sustainable Warehouse

January 10, 2012
While a sustainable warehouse may seem an altruistic notion, a commitment to saving energy can pay off in a big way


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Tech Update: Metal detection & X-ray inspection

System enhancements keep a protective eye on quality
January 10, 2012
Vigilance, metal detection equipment and X-ray inspection systems can help keep contaminants out of your food most of the time.


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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

December 5, 2011
Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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Site Selection: Redefining Location, location. Location

December 5, 2011
What makes location the most important criterion in selecting a site? Transportation, logistics, labor force, water and utility costs—to name a few.
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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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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