Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Sustainable aseptic juice carton

March 7, 2012
Almost two years after Chinese juice processors started using liquid paperboard containers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a US food manufacturer has scrambled aboard the sustainable aseptic carton bandwagon.
 


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Kraft says ‘yes’ to flex

March 7, 2012
Foodservice customers can opt for the functional advantages of dressing in a pouch


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Water’s rising tide

March 7, 2012
Attention to use of the humble hydrogen-oxygen molecule is producing sometimes-surprising operational improvements and cost savings at food plants.
 


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Supply chain sweet spot

March 7, 2012
Retail success stories involving aseptic products have been modest, but the technology is finding a growing niche in nonrefrigerated distribution.


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Engineering R&D: Tiny bubbles

March 7, 2012
Adding oxygen and removing nitrogen and other dissolved gases from a grow-tank can be a cost-prohibitive process for fish farmers, but new oxygenation technology significantly changes the cost equation.
 


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Striking the right balance between safety and quality

February 6, 2012
Quality improvement is a daunting challenge, but the effort can be expected to boost food safety, as well.


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Focus on OEE: Increased Plant Floor Visibility Pays Off

February 6, 2012
Be it ever so humble, overall equipment efficiency is the focus of a growing number of plant automation projects, adding another component to the continuous improvement tool kit.


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Salty dog’s new tricks

February 6, 2012
Conventional wisdom says people want the lowest price for commodity items in a down economy, but convention is wrong


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Bowls for grab-and-go diners

February 6, 2012
Polystyrene-foam clamshells are mainstays for restaurant take-out meals, with the notable exception of Chinese restaurants’ coated-paperboard containers.


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Tuna with zing

February 6, 2012
In cans and pouches, tuna is getting a spicy makeover from processors big and small.


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