Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

32nd Annual Plant Construction Survey

Green is here to stay. It’s the color of savings when utilities are conserved and production is peaked.
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Essential Guide to Manufacturing Software

Today’s software tools help processors handle track and trace, manage product lifecycles and improve operational efficiency.
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Food Safety at the Crossroads

The recent peanut paste recall-largest ever in terms of supply chain-points to the urgency of food safety today.
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Weigh belt feeders improve ingredient weighing accuracy

Smart weigh belt feeders from K-Tron helped Kar Nuts get its more than 30 blends of salted nuts and trail mix products on spec with 0.5% accuracy. Source: K-Tron.Kar Nuts
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Tech Update: Wireless Networks Provide Critical Measures

Applications are vast as the imagination can create.
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Poultry Processors Uncover New Ways to Reduce Costs

Market pressures, sustainability and food-borne illness issuses are driving the push for increased efficiency.


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Tech Update: Process Control

Citect Ampla MES software allows Ahold Coffee Company to improve overall equipment effectiveness while improving planning and production processes.
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Tech Update: Clean-in-Place

This CIP system provides automated cleaning to a bakery oven.
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Cover Story: Soup's on at StockPot

StockPot’s new state-of-the-art facility in Everett , WA facilitates the preparation of soup just the way Mom used to make it.
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Feature Article: Rising Energy Costs Modify the Site Selection Landscape

Energy costs, logistics, sustainability and workforce issues cause processors to rethink location, location, location.
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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 October

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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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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