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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State of Food Manufacturing 2013: Slowly Trending Upward

A lack of consumer confidence, prolonged unemployment and concern about regulations still hinder strong economic growth.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive. 


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The State of Food Manufacturing

Man & Machine Reach for Operational Excellence
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Production improvement is always a driver in manufacturing, but there are other areas of concern in food and beverage, as survey participants make clear.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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State of Food Manufacturing: Spending is Up as Economy Rebounds

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Capital budgets are up, production outlooks are brighter as food industry professionals shift focus toward new opportunities.
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State of Food Manufacturing<br /> The Quest for Continuous Improvement

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Change is constant, and North American food manufacturers are determined to make sure that the performance in their plants is better tomorrow than it is today. That is one of the key findings in this year's State of Food Manufacturing Study, a survey measuring the pulse of the industry, first undertaken by Food Engineering in 1980. The concern with continuous improvement is virtually universal, based on responses to a new question on how survey respondents' organizations are addressing this need. Given a list of eight options, none of the 186 food professionals who answered the question selected, "No program in place."
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The State of Food Manufacturing:<br> Processors Address Changing Priorities

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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While the growth rate in plant improvements is slowing, food companies are still enjoying a positive manufacturing environment.
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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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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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