Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

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The ABCs of GFSI

With FSMA heading towards finalization, GFSI accreditation goes a long way in securing a successful FSMA audit and getting a leg up on competitors
June 25, 2014

With GFSI certification, processors win in two ways: food safety and quality management.


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37th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Hygienic design for safe food

June 9, 2014
As FSMA gels, processors are concerned about safe food and plants while stepping up product output with the same energy inputs.


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Food safety management systems

The right tools enable long-term success

June 9, 2014
HACCP can’t do it all. A food safety management system uses several tools to promote food safety and prevent recalls. After a recall, it may be too late to save your business.


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Manufacturing News

Cheap energy—but for how long?

June 9, 2014
The lower price of natural gas has unfortunately caused some users to take short-term views of energy prices.


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Engineering R&D

A grain of sand, a whole lot of track and trace

June 4, 2014
Microscopic tags made of silicon dioxide (silica) can be mixed with many foods and liquids not only to trace the origin of contaminated meat, but also track and find potential fraudsters.


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Food Safety

Food Safety Summit 2014 focuses on FSMA

May 6, 2014
More than 1,500 food safety professionals gathered at BNP Media’s 16th Annual Food Safety Summit (FSS) last month in Baltimore, MD to learn about the latest FSMA updates and how they will affect their companies’ businesses.


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Food Safety

Semper paratus! Food defense depends on it

“Always prepared” is good advice for protecting the food supply, and it’s the law.
May 6, 2014
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition” is a line made famous by the Monty Python troupe.


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Engineering R&D

Making ammonia safer and more efficient in refrigeration applications

Borne out of necessity, new ammonia refrigeration technology uses 1 percent of the refrigerant quantity of previous systems and increases efficiency.
May 6, 2014
Not all refrigerated food and beverage warehouses have the luxury of being located away from people in wide-open spaces next to an interstate and a railroad spur.


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Maintenance Software

CMMS provides enhanced functionality

April 8, 2014
Maintenance staff can’t do their jobs if they spend more time on paperwork than maintenance.
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Sanitary Equipment Design

Sanitary Equipment Design

April 8, 2014

Depending on the application and the country, design rules and standards can vary, causing headaches for machine builders as they try to make designs more universal.


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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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TYSON FOODS

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 will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

2014 July

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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