Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Food Packaging:
Food and beverage buoys packaging machine sales

Record purchases of new packaging machinery by food and beverage processors in 2002 rescued U.S. equipment suppliers from a second consecutive annual decline in shipments and enabled them to keep pace with 2001's $4.8 billion sales pace.
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The World's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies - 2003

Cooperation is becoming as common as competition among the industry's leading corporations.
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Engineering R&D: Microwave muscles into processing mainstream

A New Jersey firm is challenging American assumptions about the limitations of microwave pasteurization and sterilization.
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Food Packaging: Can a top put pop in flagging sales?

FALL SIGNALS THE START OF soup season, and fans of the condensed variety may remember fall 2003 as the season they threw away their can openers.
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Refrigeration, Naturally

Progress in freezing and cooling in the 20th Century often was measured by new, man-made refrigerants. Now industry is rediscovering natural solutions.
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Two fronts in the cold-zone war

Food processors have two options in their efforts to boost efficiency and product quality from flash-freezing systems: invest in the latest technological advances, or simply learn to optimize the systems they already operate.
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Food Packaging: Kid-friendly packaging for snacks

How it looks on a store shelf shapes the form of most food packaging. How it plays in a school child's lunchbox may be more important in the burgeoning healthy snacks market.
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Engineering R&D: Machine measurement of core temperature

Researchers are applying sensor technology to demonstrate that infrared and vision systems can deliver perfectly cooked poultry.
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Food Packaging: Peace comes to blueberry hill

For six weeks every summer, packaging lines at Chester Barnhill’s Sweet Berry Farms are a blur of blueberries.
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Food Packaging: Sacre Bleu! Gourmet sauces in a carton?

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE AND crème brulee are difficult to prepare and require preparation time and adequate kitchen facilities to create. But an Orlando, Fla.-based foodservice supplier thinks it can deliver consistent, fresh-tasting versions of those dishes that are shelf stable, to boot.
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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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