Shane O'Halloran

Shane O'Halloran

Shane O’Halloran joined Food Engineering in 2012 and now works as a Contributing Editor. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and worked as a copy editor and contributor to BleacherReport.com and ShesGameSports.com. His areas of expertise include social media campaigns and website management. Please send all information related to Dry Processing technology to Shane at foodengdepts@bnpmedia.com.

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Dry Processing Technology

To market, with just the right taste and crispness

Apple snack maker relies on a precise air drying process to obtain an ideal product.
When Martin’s Family Fruit Farm decided to turn the fruit of its labor into a snack, Kevin Martin drove from Ontario to North Carolina with boxes of apples in the back of his truck.


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Food Packaging

Keeping ingredients separate enhances fresh taste

Competition in the dessert sector is fierce, making eye-catching product appearance, multiple flavor options and functional packaging indispensable.


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Food Packaging

Advanced plastic molding provides significant savings

Sustainable packaging provides more than environmental benefits—it can minimize packaging, warehousing and shipping costs.


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Food Packaging

Reclosable pop-up box for peanuts wins multiple awards

Brand visibility, consumer appeal and functionality are supported through a variety of innovations.
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.’s patented new PrimaPak pop-up box has garnered plenty of recognition as the first-ever reclosable, flexible, stackable package produced from engineered rollstock on proprietary vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) machinery.


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Nonthermal Processing

Nonthermal processing boosts taste, textural and nutritional benefits

Between high-pressure processing, ultrasound, irradiation and pulsed light, there’s an option for almost any application.


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The Plant Floor Worker

Employee engagement: Creating a culture of operational excellence

Employee engagement supports plant safety, food safety and operational efficiency goals. Could your operation be doing more to create a culture of engagement?
It’s no secret that employee engagement boosts individual, team and overall operational performance.


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Manufacturing News

Dairy industry addresses opportunities in growing market

Fueled in large part by rising consumption in Asia, the global dairy industry is expanding at a rate that will increase both opportunities and challenges for producers.


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Dry Processing Technology

Bulk handling system increases efficiency, sanitation and quality

The system includes a forklift-loaded, split-frame bulk bag discharger plus a manual bag dump station, bag compactor and hopper.
Franklin Farms East is an East Coast producer of dry milk and non-dairy food products used in the production of commercial baked goods, ice creams and confectionery products.


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12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Improving inventory practices

Average spending is up, and inventory management practices are adjusting to new realities in food and beverage production.


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TECH FLASH

Newly released Obama regulatory plan shows slow progress on key initiatives

Food safety initiatives like the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection will see further delays in implementation.

The plan details regulatory and deregulatory activities under development throughout the federal government


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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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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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