Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Recipes for Integration

Consensus is building in the food industry for standardized integration solutions between the front office and the shop floor.
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Engineering R&D: Shackling Solution

Automating the transfer of live birds to a poultry kill line promises to ease stress levels for both humans and livestock.
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New Plant of the Year: The Age of Specialization

The buying and selling of food companies is always noteworthy, particularly when billion-dollar assets change hands.
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Plant Profile: Compassionate Capitalists

The owners of Just Desserts hope to leverage a new $12 million bakery into a major share of the super-premium cake business.
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ENGINEERING R&D: A thermal bullet for deli meats

Packaging exposes ready-to-eat products to contamination risk, but an Oklahoma inventor is devising a variety of pasteurization options.
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New Plant of the Year: American Italian Pasta Company

AIPC’s plant in suburban Phoenix challenges popular conceptions of how to construct a world-class food processing facility.
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New Plant of the Year: Self-compacting Concrete Speeds Project

Pre-cast concrete construction is widely used for food plants, but the technique leaves pock marks that serve as excellent nesting places for insect larvae.
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Technology Update: New Frontiers in Thermal Processing

Process engineers continue to refine old as well as develop new applications for heat.
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Technology Update: Double-duty Inspection Tools

The latest equipment offers effective process control aid for today’s food plant.
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Tech Update: Clean-in-Place continues to evolve

As demand for hygienic design increases, CIP systems are redefining the meaning of clean.
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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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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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