Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Engineering R&D: Anaerobic collaboration

The combination of membrane bioreactor filtration with a zoned anaerobic digester resulted in unprecedented COD reductions in a cheese plant’s high-strength effluent.


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Graphics herald new 149-year-old coffee

Featuring a colorful new design, Gevalia goes toe to toe on the retail shelf with upscale brands


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Corrugated’s last stand

Fiber by fiber, the flight from corrugated materials to less expensive shipping materials is continuing in food and beverage distribution.


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Pour like an Egyptian

When a brand name refers to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, two assumptions could be made


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Plant Security: Thwarting the Intent to Harm

Deliberate acts of sabotage can be more difficult to detect and prevent than bacterial threats to food. Food manufacturers now are bolstering their defenses against security threats.


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Industry braces for FSMA

A year after passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food companies await regulatory proposals for preventive controls and other requirements of the new law.


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Magnetic attraction

The power of magnetic waves is evident to any Boy Scout with a compass. A Dutch firm is applying amplified magnetic force to the task of peeling an onion


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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Scoop-and-store bag for nuts

Convenience and freshness preservation are the drivers behind a new resealable pouch for baking nuts from Fisher Nuts, a division of John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., Elgin, IL.
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Bag in bottle

Green aesthetics meets bag-in-box functionality in the eco.bottle container.
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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.

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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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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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