Articles by Shane O'Halloran

International Powder Bulk & Solids Event

Powder and bulk show preview: Program to focus on safety, solutions and compliance

 Educational forum and exhibition floor allow attendees to envision solutions in action. 


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Manufacturing News

Nutrition facts label overhauled

 First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes. 


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Dry Processing Technology

The right blend of automation

  Increased production capacity demands lead dry seasoning processor to more efficient and flexible product transfer system.


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Dry Processing

A good egg requires gentle handling

Powdered egg manufacturer saves more than $150,000 annually by implementing pneumatic conveying system.
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Center for Food Safety sues USDA over Monsanto document release

The Center had initially sought the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, but was rebuffed.
The Center had initially sought the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, but was rebuffed.
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TECH FLASH

McDonald’s plans to “refocus core” to win back customers

The company says the timeline of last year’s menu additions stressed many restaurants.

This year, McDonald’s will play up its classics, plus the quality of its coffee.


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TECH FLASH

Rabobank says virus will cause two-year shortfall in North American hog market

The firm forecasts significant impacts from PEDv, including an opportunity for poultry to step up.

A simultaneous drop in beef production could exacerbate the dynamic.


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TECH FLASH

Industrial packaging manufacturers look to innovation to keep prices down

Low-cost recycled materials and new logistics strategies are helping manufacturers deal with new challenges.

A serious supply shortage is placing pressure on manufacturers.


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TECH FLASH

Case history: Yeast foam detected, overflow stopped

Yeast is an essential ingredient of the fermentation process for brewers, but it can also be a problem for the brewery.
Recently, Baumer helped the Carlsberg brewery solve a problem with leftover yeast from the fermentation process by using the CleverLevel switch.
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TECH FLASH

White House cybersecurity officials to speak at April seminar

The event is sponsored by the Automation Federation, ISA and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center.

Administration officials will discuss the recently unveiled US Cybersecurity Framework.


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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 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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