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Taking the squeeze out of raw ingredient storage and flow

Consolidating rack systems increases storage capacity by 42 percent and frees up space, allowing the addition of 24 percent more inventory items.
General Mills’ Cedar Rapids, IA plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes and long usage time created the need for a storage system that would safely add capacity to its existing facility.


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Making ammonia safer and more efficient in refrigeration applications

Borne out of necessity, new ammonia refrigeration technology uses 1 percent of the refrigerant quantity of previous systems and increases efficiency.
Not all refrigerated food and beverage warehouses have the luxury of being located away from people in wide-open spaces next to an interstate and a railroad spur.


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Craft brewer makes quick, safe connections

Powering up or down equipment in a wet environment can be dangerous and tedious, without the right connection equipment.
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Technology Sourcebook

Hazardous area indicator lights

Featuring ATEX and CSA approvals, Banner EZ-LIGHT K30L and K50L hazardous area indicator lights are available in intrinsically safe, encapsulated and non-sparking models.


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Insulated curtain wall

Intended for applications where temperature separation or control with some fire resistance is desired or required, the Rite-Hite Zoneworks TZF insulated curtain wall offers enhanced flame resistance.
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TECH FLASH

Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

Preparing for natural disasters starts with the Three Ps: Plan, Partner and Prioritize.

Consider the most likely types of natural disasters for your region and design a plan from there.


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Fire, ammonia leak shut down Cargill beef plant

Workers at the facility detected an ammonia leak at around 3:40 am and evacuated the plant.
Workers at the facility detected an ammonia leak at around 3:40 am and evacuated the plant.
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At least 2 dead, 10 injured in Nebraska feed plant accident

Omaha's fire chief says the cause of the disaster remains unclear, but OSHA will investigate.
Omaha's fire chief says the cause of the disaster remains unclear, but OSHA will investigate.
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Manufacturing News

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to food safety

Employees need feedback on how well they're doing their jobs.

 Procedures should be explained and performance evaluated according to an objective, predefined measurement system.  


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OSHA fines NY Tyson facility for repeated safety violations

Investigators say electrocution, fall, and burn risks were too high at the plant.
Investigators say electrocution, fall, and burn risks were too high at the plant.
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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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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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