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2014 Manufacturing Trends Survey: The Swagger’s Back

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Economic recovery remains anemic in much of the economy, but food processing professionals are more confident about 2014 than they’ve felt in recent years.

Keeping Ready-To-Eat Foods Safe

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From deli meats and hot dogs to fresh-cut produce and dips, ready-to-eat foods merit special interventions.

Polar Vortex in the Plant: Refrigeration Options for Food Manufacturers

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Price and performance of refrigerants is giving food processors reason to re-evaluate their existing systems and consider new refrigeration options.

Josh Tetrick: Hero or Hustler?

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Josh Tetrick garnered outsized attention and favorable reviews for his start-up food company Hampton Creek Foods. Then a few detours on the road to healthier eating went up.

Conveyor Options Expand To Meet The Needs Of Food Processors

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Varying volume requirements, different production environments and the raw materials used are seldom the same from plant to plant, requiring a degree of customization in a food plant’s conveying solution.

Food Packaging Offers Multi-tasking Performance

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Product protection sometimes is the only mission of food packages. More often, it’s only the start.

Automation Technology in Food Production: For Man or Machine?

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Bakery automation can carry a hefty price tag; the likelihood of realizing a return on investment is enhanced when the human part of the equation is addressed.

Safety and Prevention at the Heart of Powder and Bulk Materials Transfer

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Explosion prevention and suppression in powder and bulk transfer is a top-of-mind concern for regulators and inspectors. Fortunately, suppliers with broad material-handling expertise help deal with it.

Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch Shares Frontline Manufacturing Lessons

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Old-fashioned approaches to quality control and workforce management are among lessons learned by craft beer pioneer.

2017 Capital Spending Survey: Foreign Investment Drives U.S. Growth

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Instead of exporting finished goods, more non-U.S. food companies are exporting manufacturing capacity to North America.

Is Energy Efficiency Taking a Back Seat in Food and Beverage Manufacturing?

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Energy efficiency is no longer a top-of-mind consideration for many food and beverage manufacturers, as increasingly it’s a standard feature in the machines and equipment they buy.

Food Industry Interest is Growing in the Industrial Internet of Things

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But security concerns and clear understanding of ROI slows infrastructure development.

3D Printing and Root-Cause Analysis Improve Machine Uptime

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3D printing with metals and other materials is giving new life to old machines and improving newer equipment’s performance.

2017 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey Results: Salary Signs Pointing Up

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Food Processing's 11th annual Salary survey unveils a growing group of professionals being left behind.

Next Up for FSMA: The Human Element

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Biological, chemical and foreign material contamination have been the focus of food safety, but FSMA adds another source to the equation: deliberate human actions.

Technology Offers Gentler Processes For Pasteurization And Sterilization

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Technology developers provide means to deliver minimally processed products without compromising food safety.

Food Safety’s Smallest Challenge: Microbes

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Hot Mama’s was on a strong growth trajectory for its private label humus, salsa and dips. Then an invisible enemy shut her down.

Pest Control Economics: Trapping the $10,000 Rat

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Throwing money at pest control is easy. Spending it effectively is the challenge in today's food and beverage production environments.

Bakery Throughput Demands Can Be Met With Easier-To-Sanitize Equipment

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Time spent cleaning is time not producing, but higher hygienic standards for bakeries need not mean a drain on throughput.

IoT Meets Food and Beverage Manufacturing

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Living up to the hype will be difficult, but infrastructure construction is well under way for the Internet of Things.

Advanced Imaging Systems Injecting More Automation into Meat Processing

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These processors and equipment manufacturers are shining a light on efficiencies and improvements in meat and poultry production.

Equipment Designed With Sanitation In Mind Can Ease Processors' FSMA Concerns

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Thorough cleaning and sanitizing of food-handling machines and equipment is a requirement, but the task becomes easier and faster when upfront consideration is given to sanitary design.

Machine Intelligence Is Extending To Include Conveying Systems

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Material transfer still defines what a conveyor does, but advanced controls are giving systems new levels of smart technology.

Waste's Silver Lining

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Food companies are beginning to look at liquid and solid wastes as opportunities and not simply costs.

Birth Control Meets Pest Control in Food and Beverage Plants

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FSMA compliance is front and center, and pest control specialists are thinking outside the box to keep rodents, birds and insects in check.

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