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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.

Elevated CO2 increases plant uptake of organic and inorganic N in the desert shrub Larrea tridentata.

August 28, 2010 11:38 pm | by Oecologia (Berl) | Comments

Resource limitations, such as the availability of soil nitrogen (N), are expected to constrain continued increases in plant productivity under elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO(2)). One potential but under-studied N source for supporting increased plant growth under...

Last Thing You Need is a New Heat Exchanger

August 27, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

Properly diagnosing the root cause of a heat exchanger failure may save you the costs associated with recurring failures, system downtime or full replacement.

What to Consider when Handling Chemical Powders

August 24, 2010 10:24 am | by Hapman | Comments

Handling chemical powders is more complex than moving product from point A to B: Systems and processes that ensure safe and efficient processing are just as important.


What Carbon Footprint?

August 23, 2010 9:24 am | Comments

Corus replaced multiple air pollution control systems with one Spooner Anguil regenerative thermal oxidizer, and in doing so, eliminated nearly 8,000 tons of carbon per year.


Reverse Osmosis Requires Little Maintenance

August 20, 2010 8:53 am | Comments

The Koch Membrane reverse osmosis systems used by the Village of Tequesta have performed almost flawlessly, requiring little maintenance and no cleaning until they passed their eighth birthday.



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