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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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Plant of the Year

Plant of the Year: Chobani

Chobani's brand-new Twin Falls facility continues to evolve while keeping up with the American public's insatiable demand for Greek yogurt.

Chobani time might be defined as the time it takes a new company, which started in 2005, to rise to the top in US Greek yogurt sales in 2012, claiming 47.3 percent of the US market, according to AdAge, June 6, 2012.


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Field Report

Processor grows out of accounting software

A simple accounting software package may serve initial needs, but company growth calls for more diversity and functionality—spell it ERP.

RM Foods has grown from a supplier to restaurants, El Torito and Acapulco, to a much larger customer base that now includes retailers and bigbox stores such as Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sam’s Club and Whole Foods.


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Continuous improvement

Engaged staff equals better performance

Virtually every manufacturer with a business continuity plan wants to improve continuously, including in the way it approaches continuous improvement.

Like motherhood and love of country, continuous improvement is a concept that demands support. None dare speak against it; all are obliged to sing its praises.


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Sausage maker streamlines shrinkwrapping on breakfast line

System upgrade doubles throughput, maximizes line uptime and provides efficient long-term operational ROI.
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Editor's Note: On the hunt for game-changing technologies

Our industry has never been interested in maintaining the status quo.
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The bionic gripper

Engineers have taken advantage of 3-D printing for rapid prototyping of tools and parts in recent years. Technicians at the German firm Festo AG & Co. are taking the technology to the next level to mass produce end-of-arm robotic attachments.


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Spiral oven bakes potatoes more efficiently

New spiral ovens cook a wide range of products at higher speed with more control, consistency and a much smaller footprint.


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A new digital world of information is ready

Over the past few months, we’ve been actively working to provide our readers with a much more  compelling and interactive online experience.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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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

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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