Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Packaging Trends Survey

September 1, 2010
It may be a function of their companies’ volumes, but respondents to this year’s survey voice a desire for less physical labor, more machine labor and increased automation.
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Engineering R&D: From waste to elixir

September 1, 2010
Biotechnology meets process innovation to convert toxic byproducts of the olive press into a therapeutic ingredient.
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Sustainable Plant of the Year: New Belgium Brewing Co. Hits the Spot

September 1, 2010
Finding a fun way to discuss carbon footprints in manufacturing and personal lifestyle requires a delicate balance, but New Belgium Brewing has found a way to strike the right note.
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Replacement Parts and Components Survey: Partnerships in Parts Procurement

August 1, 2010
While maintenance and repair budgets must contend with capital constraints, food and beverage professionals are pressing ahead with enhanced spare parts management strategies.
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Engineering R&D: When layoffs kick-start innovation

July 1, 2010
For some engineers, a former employer’s downsizing can be liberating, allowing specialized skills to combine with entrepreneurial spirit for new technology development.
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Special Supplement: Plastic Fantastic Floors

July 1, 2010
Resin coatings have muscled their way to the lion’s share of floor applications in food and beverage plants, but traditional and new-to-the-market materials also are demonstrating improved performance.
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End-of-Line Packaging: Lines with Give and Take

June 1, 2010
End-of-line packaging demands are inspiring new-to-market machinery and new-to-world layouts.
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

June 1, 2010
From energy monitoring to confronting “audit fatigue,” food and beverage processing professionals discussed the industry’s most pressing issues.
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The QA and Engineering Partnership

June 1, 2010
Collegial relationships between engineering and quality professionals in planning and operating food plants are becoming a condition of doing business.
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A slice of the eco pie

June 1, 2010
Everybody loves a winner, and a bakery’s cheesecake-shipping success is powering a bandwagon for its packaging suppliers.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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