John Blanchard

John Blanchard is Principal Analyst for Food and Beverage Industries, ARC Advisory Group

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Special Supplement: HMI Evolution

No longer just an operator interface, HMIs enhance plant performance, regulatory compliance and product quality.

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Packaging Automation as a Centerpiece for Sustainability

Packaging is one of the most important facets in new product innovations, increasing speed-to-market and achieving sustainability goals.
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Packaging Operations: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

The push for standards and the end of islands of automation will help improve packaging line effectiveness.
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Giant steps in plant floor control

Does this sound familiar? Rapid change, more complex products, higher volumes and more intense competition. These are the challenges food and beverage processors face today. For some, it can be a web of slow growth, rising costs, waning pricing power, accelerated regulatory and customer requirements, limited sources of raw materials, and a growing percentage of sales from a limited number of powerful and demanding retailers.
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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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Food Engineering

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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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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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