Articles by Shane O'Halloran

12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Improving inventory practices

July 7, 2014
Average spending is up, and inventory management practices are adjusting to new realities in food and beverage production.

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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.
June 11, 2014

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

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Food Packaging

Automated filling system maximizes peanut processing

June 9, 2014
Productivity has increased by a factor of 15 at Golden Grove since the system was installed.

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference 2014

Integrating leading edge-automation with operational excellence

June 4, 2014
Food and beverage companies are facing an increasingly competitive environment that demands familiarity with leading-edge automation and processing and packaging solutions.

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Green Series

Energy efficiency delivers powerful savings

June 4, 2014
Emerging technologies can help a manufacturer reduce food waste and energy costs while establishing “green” bona fides with consumers.

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Machine vision and the automated warehouse

Highly automated warehouses can increase efficiencies with technologies underpinned by machine vision systems
May 28, 2014

Lower prices and improved capabilities have made vision systems a viable economic choice for many warehouse and distribution centers.

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British Retail Consortium introduces new Agents and Brokers Standard

SGS UK awards Mardon first ever global standard for auditing and certifying agents and brokers in the food supply chain
May 28, 2014

BRC began to develop the standard following the horsemeat scandal in the UK, when it identified the weak link in the supply chain as the lack of traceability back to source for food products.

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US Supreme Court hears Pom Wonderful, Coca-Cola juice case

At issue is whether misleading advertising claims may be brought against food manufacturers, independent of their compliance with FDA labeling requirements.
April 29, 2014

Opening food manufacturers to broader false advertising claims could have significant repercussions.

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Chobani announces global expansion, new US product innovations

A dessert product and products aimed at kids highlight new offerings.
April 29, 2014

The manufacturer has also reported rapid growth in the Australian market.

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Fluid Dynamics: Simplifying the process of identifying the right tubing solution

Cost management, performance enhancement and regulatory compliance are key considerations in tubing selection.
April 29, 2014

We sat down with Iuliana Nita of the Process Systems business unit of Saint-Gobain Corporation to learn more.

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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.


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 made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition 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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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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