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Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions

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News about food and beverage industry legislation, politics and industry associations from Washington, DC.

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Articles describing a challenge in food & beverage manufacturing and the solution implemented by the processor

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Award honoring food or beverage plant as the best example of leadership in sustainability.

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Global food and beverage processors ranked by annual sales; article offers insights into operational strategies

Fabulous Food Plants

An inside look at innovative processors who focus on lean manufacturing, sustainability and food safety

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Annual listing of food and beverage plant projects over $1 million planned, underway or completed.


Articles and interviews including Editor’s Note, Food Safety column by Rick Stier, and Engineering R&D

State of Food Manufacturing

Annual report card of the industry on challenges and successes of food processors as well as recent trends in manufacturing

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Annual survey of food and beverage packaging trends and innovations based on reader responses

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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.


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 April 2015 Cover

2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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Plant Facility/Site Issues

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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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