Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

HELP WANTED: Skilled Plant Workers

The technology of automation is putting a premium on plant employees, but precise training can create masters of the machines.
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Technology Update: Food Processing & SPC

Improving processes is the best way to boost quality, and statistical process control is showing the way.
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FOOD PACKAGING: Are tuna cans on the way out?

The three leading tuna brands introduce retort pouches.
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Packaging news: Retortable plastic can wins DuPont kudos

Diamond Award recognizes first successful application of spin-weld technology in food packaging
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Virtual Engineering's New Frontier

What-if plant experiments are coming to food engineers' laptops, thanks to modeling tools that emulate the dynamics of their processes
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How Emmpak Manages HACCP

This Milwaukee meat processor proves HACCP documentation requirements need not deter food safety initiatives.
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Faster Better Changeovers

With changeovers becoming more frequent, how do food manufacturers make them more efficient? Three experts share some tips and tactics
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Out with the Old ...

... and in with new nonthermal processing technologies for the food and beverage industry.
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Refinements coming to packaging line detectors

Affordability was the early focus in X-ray inspection systems designed to replace metal detectors in food processor's packaging lines.
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Security takes center stage

And packaging is part of the safeguard for America's prepared foods
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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 October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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