Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

HELP WANTED: Skilled Plant Workers

March 24, 2003
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

March 22, 2003
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?

March 22, 2003
The three leading tuna brands introduce retort pouches.
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Packaging news: Retortable plastic can wins DuPont kudos

March 22, 2003
Diamond Award recognizes first successful application of spin-weld technology in food packaging
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Virtual Engineering's New Frontier

March 22, 2003
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

March 22, 2003
This Milwaukee meat processor proves HACCP documentation requirements need not deter food safety initiatives.
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Faster Better Changeovers

March 22, 2003
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 ...

March 22, 2003
... and in with new nonthermal processing technologies for the food and beverage industry.
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Refinements coming to packaging line detectors

March 22, 2003
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

March 22, 2003
And packaging is part of the safeguard for America's prepared foods
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