A decision was made 15 years ago to adopt HIMP, a pilot program designed to upgrade an inspection process in chicken slaughter plants first adopted in the 1950s
The Poultry Industry — Cutting Waste With Automated Deboning Technology
A new system using imaging technology and robotics provides poultry processors with a way to make precise, waste-less cuts, increasing yields, and improving food safety
Foster Farms Says Salmonella Rates Test Well Below National Benchmark
The chicken producer, riddled with bacterial pathogen issues over the last year, has released its plans to reduce Salmonella infection rates in its chicken production facilities.
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Food Traceability: Solving The Imperative Of Compliance
Consumers’ confidence in the food they consume is eroding. The numbers quickly illustrate why: in the last few years FDA food recalls increased nearly 400%, largely due to salmonella and undeclared allergens1. Ghastly stories such as contaminated foods causing deaths across several states further diminish consumers’ confidence in food—and in the retailers where they purchased the recalled produce.
Tips For Complying With New Food Safety Regulations
It should come as no surprise that the food industry faces an incredibly high bar when it comes to federal and state regulation. The reason is simple: Safe food is the fuel of life. Little wonder then that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the industry with such a tight leash. It‘s not an accident that "Food" is the first word in the agency‘s name.
Protect Your Brand: Ensuring Food Safety And Compliance With A Quality Management System
Although food safety and compliance have long been of critical importance for companies across the Food & Beverage (F&B) supply chain, today’s legislative bodies as well as consumers are only increasing focus on it. Adulterated products making their way into the food supply are driving the need for more accountability and ownership of the quality of products and processes. Compounding these pressures, with the viral nature of today’s global environment, even a minuscule adverse event can have disproportionate backlash on branding, reputation, and profitability.
Pipeline X-Ray Inspection System Assures Meat Processor Safety And HACCP Guidelines
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Harris Ranch Beef Production Sizzles With Infor SCM Products
Harris Ranch, founded in the 1930s in California’s San Joaquin Valley, has grown and expanded into the west’s most progressive, innovative, and quality conscious beef producer. They’ve built a uniquely integrated beef production system where cattle are exclusively sourced, fed, and humanely processed by the company in order to raise beef that’s as pure and great tasting as nature intended.
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The Oscar Mayer Brand Partners With UW-River Falls To Improve Animal Welfare In The Meat Industry
The Oscar Mayer brand today announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues
NAMA Announces 2014 Beef Safety Conference
North American Meat Association (NAMA) announced recently that its annual Beef Safety Conference will cover “Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing.” It will be held October 15-16, 2014, at the Four Points By Sheraton near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois
The Next Generation In Robotic Batching
The RoboBatcher Flex is the latest development from the batching experts at Marel stork. This highly flexible system keeps give-away to a minimum, as it makes excellent use of product and offers flexible packing solutions
Seafood Expertise Meets Accurate Mixing Technology
Producing the perfect seafood mixture, like any blending process, demands great skill in the selection and sourcing of ingredients, and accuracy in measuring them out. Seafood expert Cabomar Congelas has found the mixing accuracy it seeks in a special packing line using twinned Ishida multihead weighers
New Strappers Launched For Seafood Applications
Strapping systems supplier, Mosca Direct, has launched two new machines into the UK market which are ideal for the challenging environments of fish, meat and poultry processing and packing
ViskoTeepak Acquires Vista Packaging
As of June 27th 2014 ViskoTeepak has acquired Vista Packaging in the USA. Vista, a full‐line food packaging supplier to the United States meat and poultry industries, has its head office warehouse and converting facilities located in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Stay Fresh Foods Doubles Its High Pressure Processing Toll Services Capacity
June 17th marked yet another major milestone at Stay Fresh Foods as the company celebrated the arrival of its second high pressure processing (HPP) system
New End-To-End IT Solution Replaces Stand-Alone Systems
Food and drink IT specialist CSB-System International has devised and installed a central turnkey IT solution at the meat processing plant of leading Belgium supermarket the Colruyt Group
Ampco Pumps Company Introduces The ZP3 Pump
Ampco Pumps Company announces the debut of the new ZP3 positive displacement pump. The patent pending ZP3 is a true innovation to the sanitary pump market.
Bemis Europe Launches ClearShield PRO
Bemis Europe increases its shrink bag range with ClearShield PRO, thanks to a new technology platform which allowed the development of a film to protect bone-in and hard surface cuts of meat, while offering an outstanding product presentation
JBT Corporation To Market Infrared Oven System From Infrabaker International
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced it has entered into an agency agreement with Infrabaker International, a leading supplier of infrared cooking technology with offices located at Heeze, The Netherlands
Columbus Foods And Harris Ranch Announce Joint Venture To Expand Deli Meat Production
Building on last month’s announcement of a $28 million dollar investment in its Bayfront facility, to increase manufacturing capacity for its slow-cured salame, Columbus Foods has expanded its deli meat production capabilities through a new partnership with industry leader Harris Ranch
Poultry Inspectors Union Urges Passage Of DeLauro Amendment Blocking USDA Outsourcing Plan
The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on House lawmakers to prevent the U.S. Department of Agriculture from implementing a new poultry inspection system that would jeopardize worker and food safety and put the American public at risk