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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PURE Bioscience, Inc., creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, recently announced that it received a “No Objection Letter” from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) granting approval for SDC-based PURE Control to be used as a spray or dip applied to poultry carcasses, parts and organs in pre-OLR (on-line reprocessing) and post chill processing of fresh poultry
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established an Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment in the area to minimize disease spread
EnWave Corporation (TSX VENTURE: ENW) (FRANKFURT: E4U) ("EnWave", or the "Company") announces today that it has signed a Technology Evaluation and License Option Agreement (the "TELOA") with the leading manufacturer of fresh and processed meat products in Australia and New Zealand (the "Research Partner")
According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the meat, poultry, and seafood packaging market in the US is expected to reach over USD 10 billion in revenue by 2020
Burnsville-based Valley Natural Foods recently announced it will open Valley Natural Meats, Inc., a $2M wholesale meat processing plant in Northfield, Minn. Valley Natural Foods acquired 16 acres of land, including a building that will be retrofitted to meet the growing demand of livestock producers and serve the needs of family farms in 10 Southern Minnesota counties.
TRADEIT, the food producer support network, is inviting food entrepreneurs to join more than 1,100 small and medium sized food producers and technology providers across 20 countries in the TRADEIT Marketplace marketplace.tradeitnetwork.eu
Convention goers will be able to see a variety of MadgeTech’s wireless data logging devices and systems, specifically designed for meat processing applications
Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC recently named Wright County for its new, state-of-the-art pork processing facility
Ishida Europe has installed a flexible and space efficient high-performance solution for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks at one of the UK’s leading food companies Faccenda Foods
Retailers and poultry suppliers are under increasing pressure to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria to consumers following concerns over campylobacter, the most common cause of food poisoning affecting around 280,000 people in the UK alone each year, usually found on raw or undercooked poultry
Chromatin, Inc., a leading agriculture technology company, recently announced that it has acquired Kirkland Seed Inc., a sorghum seed supplier, further expanding Chromatin’s sales and operating network
Millennials are driving the greatest change the food industry has seen in 70 years, demanding fresher ingredients, greater sustainability, farm-to-market accountability and more
Natural and organic trend is sweeping the animal feed additives landscape, with the global market experiencing a gradual shift from excessive use of antibiotics to incorporating feed additives made from natural and organic ingredients