Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

What are packages saying?

June 1, 2010
The FDA warning letter was bad enough, but what really galled David Glasser was being lumped in with certain companies and singled out from others.
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Convenience packs boost sugar sales

June 1, 2010
For the casual baker, premeasured packets of brown sugar proved to be a convenience they were willing to pay a premium for over the holiday baking season.
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Engineering R&D: Robotic chicken butcher

June 1, 2010
Researchers at Georgia Tech hope their intelligent deboning system will boost yields for poultry processors and reduce ergonomic stress on workers.
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Old Robots Learn New Tricks

May 1, 2010
System integrators and packaging machine builders are engineering robotic systems that address the specific needs of food and beverage companies.

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Fresh, safe food for Fido

May 1, 2010
How much are dog owners willing to spend on quality pet food? Investors are betting a lot.
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Mapping the Future of Food Plant Automation

May 1, 2010
Forces greater than commodity prices are driving change in the way food companies manufacture products, and that will affect how automation technology is deployed.
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Engineering R&D: Sensors to sniff bacteria

May 1, 2010
Biosensors can detect everything from shoe bombs to the mycobacteria that cause tuberculosis. Can they also detect food-borne pathogens lurking in industrial-scale batches?
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Plant of the Year: Keystone Foods Puts Its Best Food Forward

April 1, 2010
Emerging from 40 years in the background, Keystone Foods is asserting its capabilities as a contract manufacturer at its brand new Gadsden, AL facility.
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Engineering R&D: Engineered bacteria killers

April 1, 2010
As understanding of how nature adapts to the evolution of harmful microorganisms deepens, molecular biology is delivering new food safety tools, including bactericidal proteins.
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Engineering R&D: Do-it-yourself disinfectants

March 1, 2010
By manipulating electrical current and frequency, an electrochemical reactor provides an alternative to chlorine in disinfecting some of food processing’s nastiest water streams.

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