Insights: Food & Beverage

Mead & Hunt’s Climate Initiative
Mead & Hunt’s Climate Initiative

It is everyone’s responsibility to respond to climate change, because this will affect everybody—now and for generations to come. We are and will remain actively engaged in integrating climate change mitigation strategies into our planning, engineering, and architecture practice.

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The Future of Reclaimed Water for the Dairy Production Industry
The Future of Reclaimed Water for the Dairy Production Industry

Reclaimed or reused water, which is wastewater that gets recycled and diverted for another use before it moves out of the facility as wastewater, has recently been on the rise in all industries—including the dairy industry. This rise can be attributed to a number of factors.

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Mitigating risk of combustible dust hazard at food processing facilities
Mitigating risk of combustible dust hazard at food processing facilities

Dried or milled powders can create dusts that are major fire and explosion hazards.

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Master planning critical to major capital investment in food processing industry
Master planning critical to major capital investment in food processing industry

The food and beverage industry’s inability to predict the future is unique in its complexity.

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Utility piping design for food safe environments
Utility piping design for food safe environments

Utility piping design is often an afterthought while it should be considered early in the food plant design process.

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Advancing sanitary design at food processing facilities
Advancing sanitary design at food processing facilities

The food processing industry has made great progress in applying basic sanitary design techniques to new and remodeled processing facilities.

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Addressing food industry’s rising costs for water and wastewater
Addressing food industry’s rising costs for water and wastewater

The food and dairy industry continues to be challenged on how to best improve water and wastewater systems efficiency to reduce costs.

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Cleaning crew impacts food safety at new processing facility
Cleaning crew impacts food safety at new processing facility

Training your sanitation crew to address the unique issues in your new food processing plant is critical.

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Treated water affects beer quality
Treated water affects beer quality

Have you ever considered how the minerals in your water affects the taste of your beer?

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Food waste is food for thought
Food waste is food for thought

Food represents the single most prevalent material in our trash and a major opportunity for improvement by environmental agencies and waste producers.

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