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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Designed for use by professional cooks and stay-at-home cooking hobbyists alike, the newly-released Chef’s Knife offered by Blue Key World has been touted as “any cook’s dream”
Like the Delta 6000, the Delta 3000 offers complete IP65 protection, enabling full wash down capability, even of the sealing elements
ViskoTeepak and TOMRA Sorting Food decided to join forces in order to develop a casing solution that would make it easier for sausage producers to detect pieces of casing in peeling operations, while still being able to track the color formation of the sausage during processing. The result of this synergy is a completely new patent pending innovation in the world of casing and casing detection.
Key Technology introduces the reengineered Iso-Flo with monobeam construction. This new family of vibratory conveyors features an innovative frame made of a single structural member. The monobeam conveyor’s frame and spring arms can be tucked completely under the conveyor bed. The narrow frame offers less than half the surface area of other Iso-Flo frames, fewer parts to clean and better access to the conveyor bed. The single beam design eases the sanitation routine and enhances equipment hygiene to reduce the risk of product contamination and maintain food safety.
Cambridge Engineered Solutions, the world’s largest manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, today announced it has expanded its international presence by adding five new representatives in Australia/New Zealand, Denmark, India, Japan and Romania
Machine duo allowing for quick cleaning and shortest possible standstill times, time saving during a product change is essential in order to guarantee a smooth production process.
Fuchs North America, a leading maker of seasonings, flavor systems and taste solutions for the food manufacturing and foodservice industries, introduces the Latin Action Collection – a new line of distinctive seasonings, bases and flavors
Somerset Industries announces the launch of its newest product, the Somerset SMS-60 Meat Shredder, which was developed for businesses to maximize their output while also implementing increased safety measures within their kitchen environments
A new Temple Grandin-narrated “Glass Walls” video shot in a lamb processing plant was released online today by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI)
Austria’s Gierlinger Holding GmbH has launched production at the pork meat processing plant in Sremska Mitrovica, in Serbia’s northern part, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski
Hormel Foods Corporation recently awarded 87 suppliers with a 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year
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.