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34th Annual Plant Construction Survey

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Projects surge slightly as processors find value to be gained in upgrading existing facilities.
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Green Manufacturing: Software Tracks Sustainability

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Take action now to reduce consumption by monitoring energy usage in real time.
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Making the Right Choice With Smart Wireless Sensors

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Smart sensors have been around for a long time, but when combined with wireless capabilities, the sky’s the limit.
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Keep the Gears Running

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Food-grade lubricants have come of age in performance, but the more compelling reason to make the switch from conventional lubricants is to meet regulatory demands. 
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Ingredient shrinkage cut from 1.25 to 0.25 percent

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Powder blending facility had dust everywhere-dust that should have been in products, not on floors, equipment.
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Poultry Processing: Tender Birds, Tougher Challenges

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Despite improvements in technology, poultry processors are taking it on the chin with environmental issues and the rising costs of water and energy.
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Tech Update: Non-Thermal Processing

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As consumers desire fresher tasting food, the challenge for processors is to produce bacteria-free products while maintaining flavor, color and texture.
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Dressed for Success

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Proper uniforms and protective gear help keep product free of bacteria and maintain crew safety.
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Ingredient screening upgrade boosts pet food production

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Ingredient screening upgrade boosts pet food production.
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Tech Update: Vision, Metal Detection and X-Ray Systems

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The question is no longer whether you should check your products, but when and how often.
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