Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

30th Annual Construction Survey: Projects Go Green

New construction projects are at their highest level since 2002, as processors demand energy-efficient, environmentally friendly plants.
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9th Annual Essential Guide to Manufacturing Software

Food manufacturers want reliable, all inclusive software that does it all at an affordable price.
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Redefining process control

Today’s process control systems must be holistic in nature.
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Savvy Maintenance Strategies

You can wait ‘till it breaks, but what will it cost you in downtime?
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Forecasting your future

The right forecasting and scheduling software can help, but first do your homework.

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Tech Update: Clean-in-place systems benefit from automation

Not all food and beverage applications lend themselves to automated clean-in-place (CIP) systems, but those that do can benefit in the savings of time, water, energy, chemicals and money.
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Implementing Best Practices

Applying a best practices strategy in parallel with an automation strategy can enhance your competitive edge.
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8th Annual Essential Guide to Manufacturing Software

Companies of all sizes and in all industries have ERP systems, but there are some applications unique to the food industry-such as traceability from one end of the supply chain
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Machine control: Still islands of automation?

According to some industry experts, food producers need to play catch up.
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Integrating CIP and Process Control

The combined system can provide information to suit regulators as well as the information to help your operation run more smoothly.
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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.


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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In the November 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about the Sustainable Plant of the Year, Smithfield Foods. Also, discover good reasons to consider a plant renovation project.

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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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