Case Studies & Field Reports

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

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Field Reports

Redesigned filter solves winery production lag

The old filter clogged easily, requiring frequent cleaning and producing a lot of downtime.
July 7, 2014
Royal Wine Corporation is a leader in the kosher wine and beverage industry.


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Treat root causes instead of symptoms to improve OEE

Chocolate bar line significantly improves performance by implementing partner approach to continuous improvement plan.
July 7, 2014
Mondelez Ireland is a market-leading producer of chocolate, biscuits (cookies), gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages.


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Perfect frozen pizzas: It’s a wrap

Palermo’s new high-speed shrink wrapping line can side-seal 150 frozen pizzas per minute compared to the old sealing machine’s rate of 90 pizzas per minute.
May 6, 2014
Based in Milwaukee, WI, Palermo’s Pizza was started by Sicilian immigrants Gaspare and Zina Fallucca who opened an Italian bakery on Milwaukee’s east side in 1964.


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DIY: Automating a donut line

Mel-O-Cream Donuts designed a simple yet robust automated packaging and labeling line to replace a manual system.
May 6, 2014
Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, IL, Mel-O-Cream International manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.


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Clean compressed air system is green, too

The last thing a processor needs is oil-contaminated food. Oil-free air compressors fill the bill while conserving energy.
May 6, 2014
Kolak Snack Foods Ltd. is a leading UK manufacturer of crisps (potato chips) and snacks. Its brands include Kolak Diamond Crisps and Snacks and Dylans Hand Cooked Crisps.


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Microbrewery puts a new face on its flooring

April 8, 2014
Equipment and chemicals are tough on bare cement, but a layer of polyurethane gives the floor a new life.
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The tools to scale up the perfect batch

April 8, 2014

 Lab-based, inline pasteurization system and hygienic filling/closing bench allow exotic beverage processor to experiment with small beverage quantities. 


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Equipment track record justifies placement in new facility

April 8, 2014

After a conveyor proved itself in an existing facility, choosing a unit for a new plant was a no-brainer.


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On-demand steam meets pet food production requirements

April 8, 2014
The new steam generator also satisfies California’s tough emission regulations.
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Craft brewer makes quick, safe connections

April 8, 2014
Powering up or down equipment in a wet environment can be dangerous and tedious, without the right connection equipment.
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Package Design Workbook: The Art and Science of Successful Packaging

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The book will address all aspects of the creative process including choosing a package format, colors and materials, final finishes, and special considerations such as awkward objects and unique display conderations.

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Packaging Research in Food Product Design and Development

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Packaging Research in Food Product Design and Development is the first book to comprehensively address the issues of graphics design and visual concepts, from a systematic, scientific viewpoint, yet with business applications in mind.

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Interdisciplinary Food Safety Research

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This book encourages comprehensive research by recognizing significant early efforts and considers a range of food safety problems, research techniques, and solutions.

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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

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The book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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