Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Engineering R&D: Radical issues in irradiation packaging

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Processors need packaging options if they are to irradiate food, and choices are on the way.

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Out of the lab onto the line

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Four decades of development and refinement are making the electro-magnetic spectrum a tool of both line operators and chemical engineers
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Lean, Mean, Energy Machines

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Last year's California energy calamity was a wakeup call to improve efficiency in food and beverage plants
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World Wide Food Expo Review

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Sept. 11 slowed but didn't stop food industry professionals from participating in October's biennial event
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Technology Update: Tools of the New Trade

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As poultry processors await full-scale rollout of HIMP, equipment suppliers are readying the technical tools to make it practical
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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 September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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