Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

New Plant of the Year: Future Beef Operations

With several distinct value-added businesses operating under one roof and a state of the art carcass dehairing process that takes food safety to a new level, Future Beef redefines supply chain integration.
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ENGINEERING R&D: Super products with SCFX

Injecting carbon dioxide into an extruder barrel opens up a world of new products. Now the issue is driving down processing costs.
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The World's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies - 2003

Food manufacturers face diverse challenges in meeting the needs of consumers around the world.
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Field Reports: Dairy plant masters the mix

High-intensity mixer/dissolver is easy to keep clean and requires little maintenance.
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Engineering R&D: Putting contaminants in a new light

Vision-based system will help meat and poultry processors identify trace amounts of fecal material.
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Engineering R&D: Currents of change

David Reznik conducts research on the physics of wave phenomena to reduce water and biological oxidation.
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Gradual Immersion Principle

Until the $10 million, 233,000-sq. ft. Wisconsin facility implemented a warehouse management system, it couldn’t grow the business.
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Food Packaging: Can quality control save cork closures?

Winemakers continue to address closure options.
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Pilot Plants put to the test

Whether they have a new formulation or revolutionary process change, processors have many options for lowering the odds of production snafus with new products.
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Engineering R&D: Out of the lab, into the plant

A few years ago, food scientists developed a lab process for creating gelatinized whey protein concentrate. Now the technology is poised for commercial scale-up.
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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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