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Steam boilers keep on steaming

Long-running steam generators give a gourmet confectioner the impetus to purchase another to expand plant output.
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 To ensure the highest-quality products and meet the growing demand, the chocolatier needs equipment that is reliable, efficient and guarantees a consistent result. 


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Manufacturing News

USDA hasn’t fully implemented 2008 Farm Bill

While the new bill is making its way through Congress, USDA hasn’t fully implemented the 2008 version.
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FSIS has yet to implement a new inspection program. 


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Field Reports

Conveying system helps quadruple output for chip maker

Production no longer has to be halted when diverting product—just one of the many examples of improved efficiency.
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 The most significant efficiencies have come from the installation of a new conveyor system by Walker Custom Sheet Metal. 


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Sugar producers concerned with Farm Bill

American Sugar Alliance sent every Capitol Hill office a personalized replica of a 1940s sugar rationing coupon.
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The group warned that wholesale changes to current policies would result in renewed dependence on foreign sugar producers.
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1.5 trillion calories reduced in US foods

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced it has exceeded its calorie reduction goal.
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The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced it has exceeded its calorie reduction goal.
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TECH FLASH

Methods to curb energy rate increases

Many processors have already switched out inefficient lighting and invested in high-efficiency motors, and some have tried demand control while others have instituted real-time purchasing of energy.
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FE interviewed Brian Flynn, chief technology officer of ZF Energy Development, to discuss the options processors have in cutting energy costs.


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
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FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Food Safety

Minimizing risk from raw materials

The ingredients you use reflect the quality of your product, so keep close tabs on your suppliers
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Food manufacturers are launching new efforts to improve ingredient quality, make use of newer technologies and generally push greater innovation into their product offerings.


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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.
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There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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Food Safety

Inline monitoring aids in food safety and quality

What you don’t measure could kill your brand.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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While it may be said that food safety and food quality are not necessarily interrelated, get lax about either, and you probably won’t have a brand for long.


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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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