Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

The carbon-attuned chicken

Gold’n Plump Poultry packages chickens at three price points, including its premium Just Bare brand, which touts its carbon consciousness with a certification seal from the Carbon Trust on the
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Standards by popular demand

Ossid’s Jason Angel demonstrates the ease-of-access to the sealing chamber on the company’s new horizontal form/fill/seal machine for protein products. The design of the 15-cycles-per-minute vacuum machine was driven by
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Tech Update: Energy-Efficient Refrigeration

There’s no complacency when it comes to driving down operating costs for food companies’ refrigeration systems.
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

Need-to-know manufacturing concepts and professional contacts kept food professionals engaged during the annual Food Engineering conference.
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Engineering R&D: The insect management challenge

With chemical fumigants facing an uncertain future, a small group of scientists are investigating fresh approaches to insect management in stored grains.
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Tech Update: Motors & Drives

Power transmission technology is in flux, and that adds up to a wealth of options for food and beverage manufacturers.
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Sanitary Plant Design: The New Meaning of Clean

With industry attention riveted on improved food safety, sanitary design of plants is front and center.
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Always be continuous

Flexibility and lean manufacturing are driving the growth of robotics, but mechanical motion still rules high-volume packaging.
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Automated tube tester debuts

Burst tests, leak detection and other package-integrity testing remain largely lab-based, manual processes, even as the machines that produce those packages accelerate their output capabilities.
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Effervescent juice in a can

Healthier eating trends are sometimes cited for declining sales of carbonated soft drinks, but at least one juice maker believes the key to increased sales requires effervescence.
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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.

Podcasts

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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FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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