Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Food Packaging: Germany takes a bigger piece of the packaging pie

October 6, 2003
Packaging machinery manufacturers in Germany have expanded their worldwide machine sales $601 million in the last two years, catapulting the nation into the number two spot in the global market.
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Heads Roll in Indiana

October 1, 2003
Tanimura & Antle hit pay dirt when it located its newest prepared-salad plant in the Hoosier state.
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The State of Food Manufacturing:<br> Processors Address Changing Priorities

October 1, 2003
While the growth rate in plant improvements is slowing, food companies are still enjoying a positive manufacturing environment.
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The Integration Imperative

October 1, 2003
Several factors are converging to make integration from the plant floor to the executive office and beyond an operational requirement.
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Tech Update: Who goes there?

September 10, 2003
Plant security is front and center in food and beverage processing, forcing companies to reprioritize where and how they deploy capital.
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Engineering R&D: Medical microbiology for pathogen prevention

September 10, 2003
A specially engineered system is ready to deliver meat protection that attacks microbial contamination in a new way.
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Tech Update: Technologies that <br>add value

September 10, 2003
If ‘new’ and ‘improved’ are to have meaning, food companies need processing and packaging systems that make products more than what they were.
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Tech Update: Mandate looms for stringent record keeping

September 10, 2003
Food and beverage companies face a December 12 compliance date with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.
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18th Annual Packaging<br> Trends Survey:<br> Do More with Less

September 10, 2003
Just because packaging budgets remain tight doesn’t mean food processors aren’t leveraging technological changes and improvements.
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Food Packaging: Microwave packaging comes of age

September 9, 2003
PACKAGING FIT FOR A microwave characterized the winners of the 16th DuPont Awards for food packaging.
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