Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Plant Safety: Implementing a continuous improvement mindset

May 3, 2012
On-the-job fatalities have declined by a third over the last 20 years, but there’s no room for complacency for industry leaders who consider workplace safety a continuous improvement mission.


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Mr. Filler, meet Ms. Pouch

May 3, 2012
America’s transition from traditional food and beverage containers to flexible pouches has moved at glacial speed, though sustainability efforts that seek to reduce packaging’s cost and weight have helped spur adoption in recent years.


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PACs aid carton maker

May 3, 2012
Controls technology advances in small increments, and every few decades, the changes justify a complete overhaul.


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Tech Update: Valves

May 3, 2012
Whether manual or automatic, the valves available for today’s plants provide more versatility, control and safety to flow technology.


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Engineering R&D: MAP for HPP

May 3, 2012
High-pressure processing may be the 21st century’s most dynamic new technology for pasteurization, and modified atmosphere packaging is the latest expansion of its possibilities.


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If you bag it, they will eat

April 5, 2012
Secondary packaging typically is associated with behind-the-scenes activity, but a Long Island company is demonstrating the effectiveness of secondary packaging in making school breakfasts more appealing to children.


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Greek culture

April 5, 2012
Greek-style yogurt is emerging as the star of the grocery dairy case.


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Plant of the Year: Northeast Foods - Automatic Rolls of NC

April 5, 2012
A McDonald’s supplier designs a high-volume bakery that boosts automation to new levels and recasts the role of production floor workers.


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Tech Update: Sterilization - Better processes, healthier foods

April 5, 2012
Fresh foods and sterile processes are mutually exclusive, but technical advances are putting the best of both worlds within reach.


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Engineering R&D: The upside of cavitation

April 5, 2012
Product heating and mixing are being transformed with technology that makes cavitation a positive force.


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