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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Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today announced an investment of $3.4 million to help AbCelex Technologies develop a new line of anti-microbial feed additives to help control disease outbreaks in poultry flocks
Labatt Food Service has just opened its new, 65,000-square-foot, $28M meat cooking facility and the barbacoa, brisket and tamales are already heading to customers by the truckload
Meat, fish and poultry retailers can now access a laminated carton board pack that provides a unique combination of longer shelf life and dramatic presentation, thanks to SlimFresh, developed by carton specialist Graphic Packaging International (GPI) and tray sealing machinery experts G. Mondini
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., in which the researchers evaluated methods to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter levels of poultry parts and ground poultry parts
Alpha Diagnostic International, Inc. (ADI) is excited to announce the launch of TruStrip Rapid Meat Identification Test Kit for the screening of adulteration in ground meat products
Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application 13/199,029 entitled "Methods of Using Peracetic Acid to Treat Poultry in a Chill Tank to Increase Weight."
In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic purposes
Blue Harvest Fisheries, LLC (“Blue Harvest” or the “Company”) has recently announced the acquisition of Hygrade Ocean Products Inc. (“Hygrade”). Hygrade is a New Bedford, Massachusetts, based processor and distributor of scallops, cod, and other premium fish products
Bizerba and CMS Technology have announced a partnership to provide antimicrobial solutions to the protein industry
Beef producers can simultaneously and accurately screen forEscherichia coli O157:H7 and the Big Six Shiga toxigenic E. coli (STEC) in 375g raw beef samples, enabling rapid product release
BAUCOR recently announced that it started offering thousands of in-stock industrial blades and machine knives under BAUCOR trademark for a wide range of industries
Lindsay Goldberg today announced that it has agreed to acquire the Schur Flexibles Group ("Schur Flexibles" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products in Europe across a range of end markets including meat & cheese, confectionary, pharmaceutical specialties and tobacco. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed
Fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC has teamed up with Tesco and Cargill, leading supplier of chicken products, to launch a new split pack for poultry that addresses portion control and food waste concerns