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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Innovative New Zealand company, FoodCap has developed a fresh approach to chilled meat material handling which it is preparing to launch on the world stage at the upcoming IFFA meat industry trade show in Frankfurt, Germany
Expanded with the B 325 MULTIVAC expands its chamber belt machine portfolio to include a cost-efficient entry-level model with a high cycle output.
Foodex, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, will play host to an extensive seminar programme this April
PURE Bioscience, Inc., creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, recently announced the Company has received a permission letter from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) granting approval to conduct an in-plant poultry processing trial of SDC-based PURE Control antimicrobial
Applegate, the nation's leading brand of natural and organic meats, applauds the United States Department of Agriculture's decision to propose rules regarding animal welfare standards for organic meat and poultry.
Poultry processors are always looking for optimal use of all incoming products, reducing give-away to a minimum. To support processors achieving this goal, Marel Poultry has developed “a robot with a knife”, an innovative concept for intelligent fixed-weight poultry batching
3M Food Safety announced recently the launch of its 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – E. coli O157 (including H7), adding to a line of next-generation tests which also includes Salmonella, Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes
Anti-microbal absorbent packaging and innovative ways of retailing seafood in a ready-to-cook format will be among Sirane’s featured products at Seafood Expo Global
Food companies that require affordable inspection and detection capabilities for larger product and case profiles now benefit from a new X-ray system that accommodates taller and wider packages than previous models
Meijer is setting a goal to sell only eggs sourced from cage-free farms by the year 2025, joining a growing group of food retailers, restaurant chains and food manufacturers that have announced similar plans.
At the upcoming IFFA show, TOMRA Sorting Food is set to unveil new technologies and equipment.
Blue Harvest Fisheries, LLC (“Blue Harvest” or the “Company”) announced the acquisition of seven Massachusetts-based scallop vessels and related shoreside assets from Harbor Blue Seafood, Inc. and related affiliates
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing a proposed rule that would consolidate and streamline existing regulations for meat and poultry products