Food/Consumer Products

Achieving Food Safety through Certification & Process Design

by Justin Hamilton December 14, 2015

Following the introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, food safety continues to grow as a top concern. The FSMA has shifted regulatory focus from responding to contamination to driving implementation of preventative measures to reduce foodborne illness and regulate food safety. With this proactive regulatory practice now in place, manufacturers are […]

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Pre-Capital Planning: Four Key Steps to Success

by Mal Warrick March 11, 2015

 When significant operational changes require hefty capital investments, the stakes are high for an organization or company. Pre-capital planning is crucial to delivering a successful project, especially for companies that have multiple departments with diverse responsibilities or functions. Pre-capital planning is focused on helping clients evaluate and systematically execute capital project plans. It’s fundamental to […]

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Key Strategies for a Successful Startup

by Rob Rainbolt April 1, 2014

Taking a manufacturing plant from construction completion to commercial operation is an exciting step for any plant operator. In order to maximize efficiency from the get-go, you want your new plant to operate at 100 percent and achieve full performance from the start. But achieving successful start-up is no easy task, and it requires an […]

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Frost & Sullivan’s Predictions for the Global Chemicals, Materials and Food Industry

by The Burns & McDonnell Team February 28, 2014

Materials for energy-efficient buildings, construction chemicals and flexible packaging will be the key growth areas in the global chemicals, materials and food industry in 2014 and beyond, according to predictions released by Frost & Sullivan. The predictions are based on the investment firm’s “Search for Growth Survey,” which polled about 1,800 executives in more than […]

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Turning Food Waste Into Electricity

by The Burns & McDonnell Team April 15, 2013

Does turning food waste into electricity sound like a pipe dream? Guess again. A game-changing transformation is occurring in Sacramento, Calif., where CleanWorld’s commercial-scale, anaerobic digestion system is converting 25 tons of food waste per day into renewable natural gas, electricity and soil amendment products. When you think about how much food waste is generated […]

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PACK EXPO International Comes to Chicago

by The Burns & McDonnell Team October 19, 2012

Nearly 50,000 people from around the world will gather in Chicago October 28-31 for PACK EXPO International 2012, the world’s largest food packaging and processing event. The tradeshow and conference includes a variety of workshops, seminars and panels that brings industry professionals together to discuss best practices and regulatory compliance, as well as shed light […]

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