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GSF opens LEED-certified distribution center

Golden State Foods (GSF) opened the doors to its new 158,000-square-foot distribution center located in McCook, Ill.

 The new state-of-the-art facility replaces its former location in Lemont, Ill., providing additional storage space, nearly 15,000 pallet positions and other sustainable features. 


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Resources scarce for consumer packaged goods companies

A recent survey from Tetra Pak indicates professionals in the packaging industry know natural resources are scarce, but fail to understand the impact.

The top three impacts to companies include greater price volatility around supply/raw materials; long-term shortage of supply resources; and decreased ability to manage costs. 


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Sustainable Plant of the Year 2013: Plumrose's Council Bluffs

Meet the winner of Food Engineering's 2013 Sustainable Plant of the Year Award, Plumrose Council Bluffs. Read more about the plant in the article.

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For the first time, engineering for the packaging industry – and for the biggest packaging user, food processing – is presented in a way that clearly demonstrates its interconnected, globally integrated nature. Food and Package Engineering is a groundbreaking work that serves as a comprehensive guide to the complexities and the potential of the industry.

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Food Plant of the Future: Building Realistic Sustainability into Food and Beverage Plants

9/1/09
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Contact: Jamie Tunison

On-Demand: Using cost-effective design solutions, food and beverage processing facilities can meet the rigorous performance demands required in a processing and production environment and, at the same time, focus on sustainability.

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Saving Energy Without Capital Investment

5/1/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Energy savings is a hot topic these days, and everywhere you turn, someone's got something for you to buy to improve energy efficiency in your plant. Yet there are practical things you can do right now, with minimal to no additional investment, that can yield big gains in energy efficiency...

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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.

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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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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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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