Plant Design/Management

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Food Safety

Clean from the inside out

Processors ask for CIP systems that use fewer chemicals and less water.
By Megan Pellegrini
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It’s hard to imagine Clean-in-Place systems without the, well, cleaning agents.
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Worker safety: a safe bet

Meat and poultry operators that focus on worker safety and wellness are in position to reap huge paybacks in performance and productivity.
By Richard Mitchell
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Worker safety is a key element in an effective meat and poultry processing operation
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Spare Parts Know-How

High-tech tools or low-tech solutions?

By Phillip Slater
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No matter what problem you face in business today, someone will have a high-tech solution.
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Guest commentary

How to overcome the challenge of equipment design

By John E. Johnson
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The monitor is blank, except for the icons that tell me: “Start designing!” Reruns of this episode have been experienced by engineers, designers and operations personnel.
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Protein Problem Solver

Protein Problem Solver: Software technology for catch-weight management

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In 1936, Roger Wood co-founded a meatpacking company in Savannah, Ga., called Wood-Robbins Sausage, which turned into Roger Wood Foods under his sole ownership, after World War II.
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Poultry Perspectives

NLRB once again pushing ‘quickie election’ rules

By Paul Pressley
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Union membership in the United States has declined significantly in recent decades.
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Spare Parts Know-How

Climbing the ladder of spare parts management performance

By Phillip Slater
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In almost every endeavour it is difficult to determine what constitutes the ”best practice,” but this is particularly true in specialist areas such as spare parts management.
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Plant Design & Management

5 pillars of plant design

Whether green-field or brown-field construction, successful facility design requires the support and success of these five factors.
By John E. Johnson
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As a child, I would always ask for an Erector Set for Christmas. Those familiar with an Erector Set know that, with enough imagination, one could build anything.
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A conversation with Rick Stott, CEO of Superior Farms

The National Provisioner Podcast Series
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Independent Processor Editor in Chief Sam Gazdziak speaks with Rick Stott, CEO of Superior Farms, about the company's new facility in Dixon, California.
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Spare Parts Know-How

Why optimization software is not the solution

By Phillip Slater
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Optimization — the holy grail of management!
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EVENTS

Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

4/26/12
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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Food Plant of the Future: Global Food Safety Impact on Facilities

4/25/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages.

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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

11/7/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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GS1 US Data Quality Workshop

9/24/14
1WorldSync Training Center
1706 SW Commerce Drive
Bentonville, AR
United States
Contact: April Cason

Anuga FoodTec

3/24/15
Germany
Anuga FoodTec is the most important driving force of the international food and beverage industry. Read More

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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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National Provisioner

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September 2014

Check out the September 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Plant of the Year winner, and much more!

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Independent Processor

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

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