Articles by Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor

Lubricants

Special supplement on lubricants: Making the grade

Food-grade, NSF H1 lubes are tough and getting tougher, and better, all the time.
May 6, 2014
If it weren’t for lubricants, not much of anything would happen. Machines would seize up, cars would break down, and food production and—and safety—would come to a halt.


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Spraying and Washing: Vigilant, proactive and clean

While new legislation has been designed to reduce food safety failures, state-of-the-art spraying and washing equipment is helping food and beverage
December 5, 2013

Washing and spraying ensure effective good hygiene, without which food production would come to a standstill.


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Lift Trucks

Making all the right moves

An integral part of the food and beverage industry supply chain, state-of-the-art lift trucks provide efficiency, economy and ergonomics.
May 13, 2013

Lift trucks have taken their own special direction in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.


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Flooring

Striking the right balance underfoot

Durable, safe, affordable and aesthetically pleasing flooring choices keep processes up and running.
February 6, 2013

Flooring is fundamental to every processing plant, but depending on the application, food and beverage manufacturers have unique needs related to hygiene, durability and compression and tensile strength.


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Food Allergies

Dutch firm pushes for global harmonization on allergy labeling

Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards
December 11, 2012
Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards.
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Food Safety: Color contributes to safe, efficient food production

December 5, 2012

Color coding of maintenance and sanitation equipment is becoming a certification requirement.


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TECH FLASH

Fresh juice processor automates pasteurization with continuous process

Holland’s Hoogesteger first in Europe to use pulsed electric field technology to treat fresh juice
November 28, 2012
The processor extended shelf life from one week to 21 days.
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TECH FLASH

Automating food production in the future

“TrendWatcher” raises eyebrows at Dutch Food Valley Awards
November 28, 2012
New food processes will create new products with novel and sometimes strange ingredients, keeping future populations from starving.
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Automated systems enhance hand and boot hygiene

November 7, 2012
As part of larger sanitation programs, hand and boot washing plays a key role in improving food safety and adhering to stricter regulations.
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Efficient transport, precise delivery

May 3, 2012
No longer one size fits all, today’s conveyor belting choices enhance hygiene, product release and overall plant efficiency.


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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 for 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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