Patrick Young, Publisher, Food Engineering
The State of Food Manufacturing
Joyce Fassl, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering
In today’s complex manufacturing environment, collecting data, properly tracking it and using it effectively can advance operational excellence across an enterprise, whether it involves food safety, cost management, improved reliability or building a more flexible supply chain.
A manufacturing project’s success hinges on the proper integration of operations and engineering functions. This special session will discuss topics such as factory acceptance testing, best practices in hiring and training and proper equipment commissioning and will ensure a successful project start-up.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Speaker:Lisa Rathburn, Director of Mfgr., Technology, ANSC Global Engineering, Abbott Nutrition
A major recall can happen to any food or beverage processor. This session will go beyond labeling-related recalls and focus on machinery cleaning, access and microbiological safety as well as requirements for hygienic design of both processing plants and equipment.
Moderator: Diane Wolf, Former Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Kraft Foods Read Bio
Engineering, Pepperidge Farm
Just in time manufacturing, advanced automation and controls, a commitment to sustainable operations and a relentless focus on food safety and sanitary design are the hallmarks of Food Engineering’s past Plant of the Year winners. This panel of experts will discuss what they have learned from their award-winning projects and what they might do differently in future projects.
Refreshment Break Stations
Harbor View Barbecue