Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Tech Update:<br>Plant Maintenance's Goldilocks Principle

April 4, 2003
Too much maintenance is a waste; too little is a prescription for disaster. Fortunately, software can deliver schedules that are just right.
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Fresh Today, Safe Next Week

April 4, 2003
The same technologies that deliver pathogen-free foods are the ones that extend shelf life.
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The Outsource Option

April 4, 2003
Food companies are taking a closer look at outsourcing production, support services and even management responsibilities.
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Controlled drying of shelf-stable cheese

April 4, 2003
Food processors learned long ago how to make foods shelf stable.
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The Culture of Clean

April 4, 2003
When an Avian influenza (AI) outbreak in early spring quarantined poultry farms on the eastern seaboard, a collective shudder was felt by processors, breeders and regulators.
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The World of Packaging Under One Roof

April 4, 2003
Throngs of food and packaging professionals flocked to Chicago for Pack Expo 2000, the biennial showcase for the machines shaping the industry's products
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Make it safe, wrap it cheap?

April 4, 2003
Not necessarily. Food Engineering readers rate food safety as the top criterion for their firms' packaging, though cost is always a consideration.
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Quick Changeover Strategies: Pigs Squeal, Change Happens

March 28, 2003
Whether it’s color-coded changeover parts or automatic pigging systems, food processors are tapping a wide array of tools to improve plant flexibility.
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The State of Food Manufacturing - Stuck in Neutral

March 28, 2003
Food Engineering’s annual State of Food Manufacturing survey finds an industry cautious about the economy as it maintains slow and steady growth.
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Engineering R&D: A CO2 solution for juice

March 28, 2003
Fresh, nonthermally treated juice has enormous sales potential. A new process is emerging from the research lab to accomplish that.
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