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What Does EISA Mean for your Facility?

September 23, 2010 7:40 am | Comments

“This new law [The Energy Independence and Security Act] gives a bit of a push to get you moving in the right direction, but it’s up to the individual to make the most of it.”

Produce Packer on a Mission

September 21, 2010 1:17 pm | Comments

After integrating comprehensive refrigerator controls, while adding demand control and response capabilities, Mission’s energy bill has been reduced by as much as 33 percent.

Long-Term Piping Integrity for Safety Performance

September 21, 2010 6:51 am | by DONALD TOWNLEY, PE, Business Manager for Corzan™ Industrial Systems, part of The Lubrizol Corp. | Comments

Most important to safety-conscious specifiers is the fact that chlorinated polyvinyl chloride piping offers a number of attractive safety attributes.


Improving Coding Flexibility

September 20, 2010 7:00 am | Comments

Golden State Foods’ Liquid Products Division eliminated the need for hand-labeling by installing a variable data printing solution that enables customization of plain corrugated boxes.


Keeping Record of What Counts in Job Training

September 16, 2010 9:47 am | by J. LEROY WARD, PMP, PgMP, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Management, ESI Intl. | Comments

Often people who receive job or skills training perceive there won’t be support or reinforcement for their new competencies back at work, and therefore, what’s the use?

Ensuring Brand Protection & Consumer Safety

September 14, 2010 7:28 am | by MARKUS LIPP, Ph.D. | Comments

Food fraud is causing a resurgence in media coverage and consumer awareness — as well as capturing the attention of Congress, which is considering legislation aimed at bolstering food safety.


Expanding Production with Form, Fill & Seal

September 13, 2010 12:36 pm | Comments

The flexibility of this Bosch packaging machine — various bag sizes, sealing configurations and packaging films —enables Keystone to adapt to the fickle demands of food service.

Easy Configuration of Custom & Standard Products

September 13, 2010 6:48 am | Comments

Stork Food & Dairy Systems recently launched the Tacton configurator solution, which has improved sales and engineering efficiency, as well as reduced costs and lead times.


Designing a Dry Material Feeder

September 9, 2010 12:30 pm | by CHAD M. LORENSEN, Pharmaceutical Industry Business Development Manager, & ANDREAS LUDWIG, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Schenck AccuRate Inc. | Comments

To develop a dry material feeder, especifically for the pharmaceutical industry, consider materials of construction, surface finishes, machine capacities and equipment performance.

Reduce VOCs, Aid the Environment

September 8, 2010 6:34 am | Comments

Interflex replaced its catalytic oxidizer with a Spooner Anguil regenerative thermal oxidizer that converts pollutants into carbon dioxide and water vapor, while reusing thermal energy to lower costs.


UV — A Bright Idea for Food Safety

September 7, 2010 6:13 am | by JON McCLEAN, President, Engineered Treatment Systems LLC | Comments

In a market driven by cost and the need to produce product free from infection, whilst using fewer chemicals, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is adopted increasingly for a variety of applications.


Calculating radiation exposures during use of (14)C-labeled nutrients, food components, and biopharmaceuticals to quantify metabolic behavior in humans.

September 4, 2010 11:38 am | by J Agric Food Chem | Comments

(14)C has long been used as a tracer for quantifying the in vivo human metabolism of food components, biopharmaceuticals, and nutrients. Minute amounts (< or =1 x 10 (-18) mol) of (14)C can be measured with high-throughput (14)C-accelerator mass spectrometry (HT (14)C-AMS) in...

A Small Town's Big Cheese

September 1, 2010 4:53 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

With a commitment to local dairy production, Westby Cooperative Creamery has one foot planted in tradition and a keen eye on the future.

Classifying Modular Conveyor Systems

August 31, 2010 7:17 am | Comments

Authentic modular systems can be rearranged, replaced, combined and interchanged, whereas most modular systems are pre-engineered, offering little to no flexibility.

Speeding Up Spuds

August 30, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

Quantum Tubers has spent a decade developing minitubers for seed potatoes that can be produced with shortened propagation times and, consequently, lower production costs.


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