Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Precision encapsulation

June 1, 2005
Technology developed for the metals industry offers unprecedented uniformity in encapsulated ingredients and micro-inclusions for food processing.
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Smart sanitation strategies

May 4, 2005
With the food industry taking a more professional approach to sanitation, sophisticated tools for executing SSOPs are being used.
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Products that slide and glide

May 4, 2005
System improvements are prompting more processors to incorporate horizontal motion conveyors in their packaging lines.
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A better germ-detecting mousetrap

May 2, 2005
A quick test designed for combat soldiers under attack from biological weapons could make life easier for food companies concerned about pathogens in their plants and products.
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Filtration's strange bedfellows

April 5, 2005
A corporate acquisition in 2002 brought together direct competitors to remove unwanted elements from beer and commercialize a replacement system for diatomaceous earth.
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Plant of the Year: Farmers Pride Inc./Bell & Evans Evolutionary Innovation

April 5, 2005
Best practices, not faddish trends, drive plant innovation at Pennsylvania poultry processor.
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Package Pizzazz Meets Real-Life Processing

April 3, 2005
New-look containers and packages with enhanced functionality are pouring out of R&D labs, but turning them into production-friendly containers is where the rubber meets the road.
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Food Packaging: Vacuum packagers smile and say, "Cheese!"

March 3, 2005
Freshness and security drive processors to vacuum chamber systems.
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Fab Food Plant: Higher Appraised Value

March 3, 2005
Building a food plant is a little like gem polishing: square cut or pear shaped, the finished product's value depends on the talent and expertise brought to bear.
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Do the linear motion

March 3, 2005
Little Eva would be impressed by the evolutionary changes in sanitary, linear-motion conveyors.
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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.


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 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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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