Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Low-Carb Semantics

In the rush to get Atkins-friendly versions of their products to market, food companies are risking FDA reprimands for labeling law infractions.
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Purge pads double as anti-theft devices

With more supermarket chains cracking down on shoplifting and installing anti-theft hardware, Cryovac Food Packaging is introducing meat soaker pads with concealed pockets to hold electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags.
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No cap on closure expectations

Single-serve containers remain sales-growth leaders at many beverage companies, including dairies, but they pose special challenges in delivering leak resistance and easy opening.
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Engineering R&D<br> In-line analysis with GMS

Guided microwave spectroscopy has kept fighter planes out of harm's way. Now it's helping provide in-line analysis of fat and moisture content in ground beef.
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Food Packaging <br> Rovema touts vertical f/f/s options

During its three decades on American soil, German machinery firm Rovema Packaging Machines has staked out the vertical form/fill/seal packaging space.
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Food Packaging <br> Is packaging waste off the radar?

While source reduction and recycling programs have advanced elsewhere, U.S. efforts to reduce packaging waste are stuck on hold.
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Inching Toward Total Control

The controls technology toolbox is full; now it's a matter of deploying the automation firepower in food and beverage plants.
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Food Packaging <br> Uncle Ben touts second first

Simmering a pot of rice may be a dying art, judging by convenience-driven rollouts of ready-to-heat precooked rice products.
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Manufacturing for Mass Merchandisers Are You Hooked?

Food and beverage companies are getting hooked on the sales growth in supercenters and club stores, and that requires some adjustments in manufacturing practices.
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Will Aseptic Heat Up?

If R&D energy is converted to commercial action, 2004 could be a watershed year for many types of shelf-stable products, including aseptic particulates.
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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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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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