Insights: Food & Beverage

USMCA is NAFTA 2.0, but what changed?
USMCA is NAFTA 2.0, but what changed?

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement brings changes to the 25-year-old NAFTA that may bring some extra benefits for the dairy industry.

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As a professional engineer, why serve on the boards of non-profits?
As a professional engineer, why serve on the boards of non-profits?

Volunteering on the board of non-profits allows us to widen our view as engineers so that we can use our abilities to better our world.

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Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?
Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?

Both quality assurance and quality control are a vital part of long-term project success, so knowing the differences between them is important.

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QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success
QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success

Do new employees understand the value of checking their work to confirm it follows the prescribed design criteria—or recipe for success?

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Top 4 tips for a successful fast track food project
Top 4 tips for a successful fast track food project

As speed to market becomes increasingly important in the food industry, understanding how to execute a successful fast-track food project is a necessity.

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Women in STEM: why does it matter?
Women in STEM: why does it matter?

Women make up around 50% of students pursuing higher education in STEM fields, but the number attaining higher-level postions is much lower.

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Jeff Janis joins Mead & Hunt with a holistic approach to food plants
Jeff Janis joins Mead & Hunt with a holistic approach to food plants

We are excited to welcome Jeff to the team! His experience will help us provide holistic solutions that will serve our clients for years to come.

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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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