Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

The Half-Full Glass: Exclusive Job Satisfaction and Salary Report

Solid salary gains are accruing to food engineers and managers, despite the soft economy.
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Engineering R&D: Natural solutions to fish-farm infections

Desert aquaculture in Arizona and the Negev in Israel is booming, and it could get another shot in the arm from groundbreaking work on natural alternatives to antibiotics.
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The Quest for Efficiency

Line optimization is a journey, not a destination
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Engineering R&D: Simplified food-oil refining

Filtration technology and a benign chemical could give processors of specialty oils a competitive edge.
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Tech Update: Maintenance feels the vibe

For processors with the ability to exploit it, condition-based monitoring technology is delivering affordable tools that are easier to use.
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Bridging the IT/Engineering Gap

When engineering operations and IT work collaboratively on information systems, organizational harmony can happen
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Food Safety: Say Good-bye to the burn

Short of putting warning labels on their products, food processors need to balance between the safety steps they take and the expectations of customers and consumers.
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Engineering R&D: High pressure for shelf stable foods

Researchers are refining system designs and processes and discovering misconceptions about how the process actually works.
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Milk beverages are all the rage

Flavored dairy products are riding a sales wave, with aseptic plastic and retort cans providing the packaging.
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Tech Update: Pumps and Valves: Primed for Safe Handling

Food industry priorities are mirrored in today’s component improvements in pumps and valves.
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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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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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