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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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
Marel Poultry's Stork Nuova CoreTech eviscerator has been developed to bring maximum efficiency to poultry processors, operating in emerging markets or in markets with specific or religious requirements.
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has received US state approval for a $24M expansion project at its Mayfield, Kentucky, poultry processing complex
The new Proseal GTR-E is able to seal products that sit up to 100mm above the edge of the tray, making it ideal for large pieces of meat and joints. As with all types of skin packs, the film wraps tightly around the meat to extend the shelf life of the product without the need for gas flushing, and provides enhanced presentation
“We are very excited to be partnering with ProcessPro. We chose their ERP solution based upon their strengths in the process manufacturing industry and their strong scheduling, purchasing, warehousing, and inventory management solutions,” stated Mark Davitt, Vermont Smoke & Cure VP of Finance
Simply Essentials, LLC announces the purchase of the Cedar River Poultry chicken processing plant in Charles City, Iowa
Pioneering development work at Ardagh Group’s specialist aluminium can plant in Cuxhaven, north Germany has resulted in the production of the world’s lightest aluminium seafood can
JBS USA, a leading processor of fresh and value-added quality beef products in the U.S., today announced the completion of a nearly $100 million expansion project at its Hyrum, Utah, beef processing complex
The new RFC1000 Cloud Relay easily receives data from any MadgeTech wireless data logger; simply plug in the Ethernet cable for Internet access
Regulation marks the seventh and final major rule under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
A consortium led by Siniora Food Industries Company, a subsidiary of APIC and a leading and fast growing regional meat processing company, and Emerging Investment Partners (EIP) a Guernsey private equity fund acquired Diamond Meat Processing L.L.C (DMP) in the UAE in a deal worth USD 17 million
Faerch Plast’s MAPET II, which won a WorldStar award in 2015, is innovative mono packaging produced from a single material and specially developed for state-of-the-art top sealing of fresh meat, poultry and fish, allowing consumers to transport packs home without the risk of leakage and potential contamination from juices, as well as ensure the modified atmosphere is maintained
Georgia Poultry’s launch of AirStorm fiberglass fans continues our commitment to reducing the price poultry farmers pay for production equipment