Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

35th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Processors Prepare for Future Initiatives

Processors are making do with existing facilities, reducing energy and other resources while preparing for FSMA-related inspections.


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No coffee break for this conveyor

Processor finally replaces conveyor’s wire rope which had performed flawlessly for 14 years—twice its expected lifetime.


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Handle air with care

While air quality is important in a processing plant, controlling its movement is critical for food safety and quality.


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TECH FLASH

Olive oil manufacturer receives USDA Quality Monitoring verification

Pompeian is the first olive oil manufacturer to attain the AMS Quality Monitoring Product logo.
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TECH FLASH

Food defense: Be prepared for intentional criminal acts

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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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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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