Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

The Half-Full Glass: Exclusive Job Satisfaction and Salary Report

March 28, 2003
Solid salary gains are accruing to food engineers and managers, despite the soft economy.
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Engineering R&D: Natural solutions to fish-farm infections

March 27, 2003
Desert aquaculture in Arizona and the Negev in Israel is booming, and it could get another shot in the arm from groundbreaking work on natural alternatives to antibiotics.
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The Quest for Efficiency

March 26, 2003
Line optimization is a journey, not a destination
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Engineering R&D: Simplified food-oil refining

March 26, 2003
Filtration technology and a benign chemical could give processors of specialty oils a competitive edge.
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Tech Update: Maintenance feels the vibe

March 26, 2003
For processors with the ability to exploit it, condition-based monitoring technology is delivering affordable tools that are easier to use.
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Bridging the IT/Engineering Gap

March 26, 2003
When engineering operations and IT work collaboratively on information systems, organizational harmony can happen
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Food Safety: Say Good-bye to the burn

March 26, 2003
Short of putting warning labels on their products, food processors need to balance between the safety steps they take and the expectations of customers and consumers.
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Engineering R&D: High pressure for shelf stable foods

March 25, 2003
Researchers are refining system designs and processes and discovering misconceptions about how the process actually works.
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Milk beverages are all the rage

March 25, 2003
Flavored dairy products are riding a sales wave, with aseptic plastic and retort cans providing the packaging.
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Tech Update: Pumps and Valves: Primed for Safe Handling

March 24, 2003
Food industry priorities are mirrored in today’s component improvements in pumps and valves.
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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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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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