Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Flash dryers and potato waste

A food-processing engineer sees significant payback potential in applying the right technology to byproduct recovery efforts
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Active packaging gets a boost

FDA clears the way for a system that releases chlorine dioxide gas to kill bacteria and spoilage organisms
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Bullish forecast for scavengers

Oxygen barriers and scavengers will drive plastic packaging's growth
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How the Top Firms Stack Up

Derided as "old economy" firms a year ago, the world's 100 largest food and beverage companies are benefiting from renewed appreciation
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Everything Old Is New Again

Demand for convenience is giving fresh legs to foods in aerosol cans
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A Job for Life at Food Inc.

The days of lifetime employment may be over in Japan, but long-time relationships live on in

the American food industry

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Are Maintenance Needs Predictable?

Predicting machine maintenance needs in food plants is a commendable goal, but accomplishing it is no small task.
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Plant Profile: Fast-Track Expansion

Lundy’s pork plant is ideally located to serve the Atlantic seaboard. A major expansion gives it the tools to deliver on that potential.
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Technology Update: Shape of things to Come

From pasta to plastics, tools used in other industries are coming on stream in snack food production
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The Next Best Thing

Breakthrough products and packaging require years of technological trial and error before they burst on the scene
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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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