Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

Tech Update: Wireless Applications

Eliminate wires and legwork with radio communications

Wireless systems help alleviate plant installation obstructions and provide cost efficiencies. With FSMA looming, it’s time to get moving to support electronic recordkeeping with wireless capabilities.

Look around you. You probably have operating parameters you’d like to measure and track to satisfy the requirements of regulators, especially with FDA getting serious about implementing parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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Sugar battle may ensue

American Sugar Alliance foresees fight over farm bill.
American Sugar Alliance foresees fight over farm bill.
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Resolved export issues help economy

USDA estimates it freed up $4 billion in agricultural exports last year.
USDA estimates it freed up $4 billion in agricultural exports last year.
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Dry Processing

Keep the mill wheels grinding

A new flour mill uses traditional milling techniques with a state-of-the-art screener.

Rebuilt as a replica of a 13th century mill, Walk Mill is a modern flour mill that uses water power to grind wheat with stone grinding wheels coupled with electrical augers and a modern centrifugal screener.


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TECH FLASH

Connecting ERP with HACCP, LIMS and PLM systems

For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
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TECH FLASH

Vibratory sieves improve productivity and product purity for bakery ingredient supplier

Following successful trials to check-screen bakery ingredients, Zeelandia purchased two Russell Compact sieves to boost productivity and ensure hygiene standards.
Following successful trials to check-screen bakery ingredients, Zeelandia purchased two Russell Compact sieves to boost productivity and ensure hygiene standards.
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TECH FLASH

Caffeine stirs up Congressmen

Lawmakers have asked more than a dozen energy drink companies to explain their products. Are energy drinks food or nutraceuticals?
Lawmakers have asked more than a dozen energy drink companies to explain their products. Are energy drinks food or nutraceuticals?
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TECH FLASH

FDA increases irradiation levels in poultry, beef products

The increased levels are expected to kill more pathogens.
The increased levels are expected to kill more pathogens.
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TECH FLASH

Don't bring pathogens into your plant

There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
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TECH FLASH

Operations under a microscope

Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
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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.

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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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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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