Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Engineering R&D: GE salmon swim upstream

October 1, 2011
Genetically engineered grains are mainstream, but gene splicing in livestock remains experimental. A Boston area biotechnology firm hopes to change that and end its 18-year quest for commercial approval.
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Performance Tools for Continuous Improvement

September 1, 2011
Altering processes and procedures requires human involvement, but that doesn’t preclude technical support for continuous improvement efforts.
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Packaging Trends Survey

September 1, 2011
Speed always is a priority in packaging operations, but market realities are elevating other considerations for food and beverage professionals.
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Give it a twist

September 1, 2011
Rotating label increases communication at the point of purchase and helps differentiate food products from the competition.
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From leader to laggard

September 1, 2011
If there were a Miss Congeniality award for packaging, a food or beverage company would have been the odds-on favorite of judges for the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.
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Engineering R&D: New solution for slaughter

September 1, 2011
Systems development can create strange bedfellows. Take, for example, the alliance between an Alabama road construction firm and food scientists addressing animal welfare issues.
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Tech Update: Filling Equipment

August 1, 2011
Faster fill times are nice, but a host of other considerations also are part of manufacturers’ value calculations. Those needs are evident in the systems being developed.
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Third-Party Audits: Adopting an Open Door Policy

August 1, 2011
Bigger welcome mats are being laid out for third-party auditors as the food industry reconciles itself to customer and public demands for greater transparency.
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9th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

July 1, 2011
Food Engineering readers provide insight into how their companies are recalibrating inventory needs to meet production demands.
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Susceptors and the safety challenge

June 1, 2011
With the microwave supplanting the convection oven, package engineers eye susceptor systems to better protect frozen-food consumers from undercooked products.
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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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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