Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Chefs embrace lightweight pouches

December 1, 2010
Mass merchandisers aren’t the only customers putting pressure on suppliers to cut material use and shipping weights.
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PLA cup sidelines big oil

December 1, 2010
Functionality issues dogged plant-based plastic resins when they debuted, but product development is gradually overcoming them.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Breakfast, Courtesy of Malt-O-Meal

December 1, 2010
Malt-O-Meal doubled the number of built-this-century US cereal plants when it started production last year in Asheboro, NC, site of its second new facility in six years.
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Tech Update: Filtration

December 1, 2010
Filtration technology has filled a supporting role in food and beverage production, but multifunction filters are taking a star turn by replacing other technologies in some applications.
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Outsourcing Sanitation and Maintenance

November 1, 2010
Specialized skills are needed to keep machines running, processing areas clean and foreign invaders at bay, but food companies differ on whether these specialists are staff members or vendors’ employees.
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Energy Efficiency Dollars and Sense: How Do You Measure Up?

November 1, 2010
Long viewed as a distraction from throughput concerns, energy efficiency and its relation to a product’s carbon footprint are becoming priority concerns for leading food companies.
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Engineering R&D: Big bang theory

November 1, 2010
Hydrodynamic pressure processing got a bad rap for meat tenderizing in the 1990s, but USDA scientists believe there’s still hope for this and other technologies to assist the process.
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Engineering R&D: Research's long and winding slog

October 1, 2010
A decade after a Canadian firm developed a process to recover high-quality protein from a byproduct of vegetable-oil extraction, regulatory obstacles to commercialization have been overcome.
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Packaging Machinery: Dramatic Improvements Worth the Wait

October 1, 2010
There’s no shortage of packaging equipment innovation, though the gap between technical development and implementation often is measured in decades.
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State of Food Manufacturing: Spending is Up as Economy Rebounds

October 1, 2010
Capital budgets are up, production outlooks are brighter as food industry professionals shift focus toward new opportunities.
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