Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Fashion for squares

A carton is a carton, but a catchy look is forever.


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UV, the Darwin award winner

Survival of the fittest applies to packaging systems, too, and pulsed UV light is the apparent winner of the nonchemical sterilization competition for food containers.


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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Stahlbush Island Farms - A model of self-sufficiency

A biogas system has transformed Stahlbush Island farms into a carbon negative operation, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it is responsible for creating.
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Green Series: Good to the Last BTU

For organizations able to commit capital to energy recovery systems, the realized efficiencies are the gift that keeps giving.


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Engineering R&D: Shear waves in filtration

From fractionating milk solids to waste treatment aimed at zero liquid discharge, filtration is playing a growing role in the food industry, provided manufacturers can keep membranes clean.
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Truth be told

Lee Marvin had his Dirty Dozen. The Kroger Co. goes eight times further with “Free from 101,” a list of ingredients and food additives it is banishing from its private-label natural products.
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Stackable and snappable

When foodservice accounts ask if they can sell your product, you know you have a hit.
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The 80-foot microwave

Shelf-stable foods prepared with microwave-assisted thermal sterilization may soon debut, provided the packaging riddle can be solved.
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Packaging Trends Survey: Greener Containers, Faster Speeds

Whether they acknowledge it or not, food packaging professionals are operating lines where the goals of sustainable manufacturing are playing out.


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Houston's high-rise gin

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union may be the only organization that has not saluted New Artisan Spirit Inc. for the design and execution of its Roxor gin bottle.
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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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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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