Equipment durability is an important consideration in food production, and within the harsh environments of many food processing operations, having sharp and durable blades results in better productivity and profitability.
In response to growing concerns over bacterial contamination, mechanically tenderized meat products must now be labeled as such and must include proper cooking instructions.
The number one poultry producer in the U.S. intends to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in chicken flocks by September of next year.
Since 1946, WW Johnson Meat Company has produced premium, quality ground beef distributed to retail and food service operations across the Midwest and beyond. As the company’s workforce continued to diversify, it needed a way to break the language barrier between employees and trainers and verify that employees understood training concepts. This case study shows how WW Johnson Meat implemented consistent, multilingual content and automated recordkeeping to overcome barriers of learning.
Buckhead Beef wanted to implement consistent safety practices across its operation. The company held weekly meetings with employees to discuss safety, but the meetings were not effective in building a culture of safety. This case study examines how interactive training, food industry educational courses, and automated recordkeeping and reporting helped Buckhead Beef improve its safety record and boost efficiency.
Bye-bye manual testing: Replaced by new on-line gas analyzer. This case study examines how a meat processing company made the switch from manually and randomly testing of its packages five times each day to an on-line headspace analyzer for its Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) products.
Shelf life studies are used to determine how long a product can reasonably be expected to maintain its quality, safety, and character. These studies take into account not only products’ functional qualities such as safety and effectiveness, but also cosmetic qualities such as color and texture that make them appealing to customers.
As a maker of cooking sauces, pickles, dips, and soft drinks, Greencore Foods has become a significant player in the food processing industry. However, the company’s effluent from food manufacturing contains an array of inorganic salts and organic components which enter the waste stream in part from the intense wash-down of processing tanks and lines during clean-inplace (CIP) procedures for product changeover. This article explains how the company overcame the challenges of managing its waste water treatment at its Selby, U.K. plant.
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In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Landia’s AirJet is playing a key role in the success of the aeration and wastewater system for a major poultry processor.
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the latest evolution in its longstanding commitment to animal welfare — an initiative that represents a key component of the company’s mission
Willmar Poultry Company / AG Forte has successfully developed an innovative new concept for its turkey take-off and processing line, with the installation of the world’s first SmartCount turkey counter in collaboration with Pas Reform and NatureForm at its Willmar hatching facilities in Minnesota.
Ishida Europe has launched a new range of X-ray inspection systems to help food manufacturers and processors comply with global safety standards and meet the demands of quality and safety -conscious retailers
Two Kalamazoo entrepreneurs have launched AgTonik LLC to manufacture and market products containing an organic compound called fulvic acid that farms, greenhouses and hydroponics operations use to increase yields and promote plant growth
ANTI-MICROBIAL absorbent packaging from Sirane has given diced beef two additional days’ shelf-life in recent trials with one major UK meat processing company
Leading global fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, will partner with food processing material supplier, Progressive Packaging Inc., to introduce its innovative complete tray pack solutions to meat and poultry packers and processers at the 2017 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)
In response to ongoing contamination issues in the meat and poultry industries, Cambridge Engineered Solutions, the world’s largest metal conveyor belt manufacturer, has introduced Metal Modular
Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”], a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Duravant LLC, has acquired Afoheat – an innovative provider of gas powered heating, roasting, searing and grilling equipment solutions for the food industry
PURE Bioscience, Inc., creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, discusses the Company’s positioning to address the major food safety challenges faced by food manufacturers and processors and restaurant chains this year
In yet another step in its international expansion, BRF arrives in Turkey, the world’s largest consumer of halal chicken, to acquire the operations of Banvit, the country’s largest poultry producer and market leader
Maelor Foods Ltd, a related company of Salisbury Poultry (Midlands) Ltd, has selected Marel Poultry to supply their brand new 13,500 bph poultry processing plant in Wrexham. It's the first, completely new, state-of-the-art plant at this line speed in the UK
The U.S. Department of Agriculture took action recently to help make expiration date labeling on eggs, meat and dairy products less confusing, and eliminate a key cause of consumer food waste in the U.S.