Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Pressure relief

New solutions to friction reduction on bottling lines are becoming available to help bottlers cope with water-reduction goals and lighter, more easily damaged containers.
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All that jazzy

In August, Britain’s best-dressed spud debuted on grocers’ shelves in a distinctive bag that lets it preen for shoppers in all its glory.
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Engineering R&D: Research in the trenches

With government funding drying up and businesses curtailing in-house programs, food technology research often has an entrepreneurial feel in the 21st century.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

Man & Machine Reach for Operational Excellence
Production improvement is always a driver in manufacturing, but there are other areas of concern in food and beverage, as survey participants make clear.
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Toward zero liquid discharge

Animal feed recovery used to constitute best practice in food plant wastewater treatment. Technology and sustainability efforts are pushing manufacturers far beyond that.
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Don’t it turn my white can blue

Credit Todd Berardi for finding a way to be different while bending to convention.
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Less filling, same price

With ingredient prices trending up and shoppers unwilling to pay more, food packagers are shifting to downsized containers.
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Take me to your showroom

If anyone appreciates automation, it’s a veteran of the automotive industry.
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Engineering R&D: What lurks beneath

Biohazards and other contaminants have been out of sight, out of mind under fan shrouds on electric motors. A fabricator of stainless steel motors thinks he has the solution.
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Green Initiatives: Making the Leap to ROI

Plant investments must compete with new product development and other priorities for limited capital, and the challenge is particularly difficult for infrastructure and utility improvements.


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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering

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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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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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