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.
Facing unprecedented pressures to keep up with e-commerce growth and demand, the retail grocery industry is focusing on accelerating the flexibility of supply chains. This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.
We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.
Food fraud is a big topic at the moment and there are multiple challenges within any supply chain, especially these days where supply chains are global, have multiple players and where profits can be huge. In this column, I will detail some of the major obstacles in the organic food supply chain and show some practical applications which can reduce fraud within it.
Spring has arrived, and while that means warmer days are ahead, it also means the return of the risk of pests to food manufacturing facilities. Rodents, birds, and insects are risks to food and can be sources of contamination by transmitting pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, to your products.
One way or another, most of us are subject to the statutory and regulatory provisions of FSMA. While some of these provisions are merely codifications of good manufacturing practices (GMPs), others are new and different requirements. Here, I discuss allergen control plans, why you need one, and some of the things that should be included within one.
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Aleph Farms is calling on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote clean meat for its compelling safety advantages, such as being antibiotic free and pathogen free. This request comes in response to the US Cattlemen's Association's (USCA) petition to the USDA to restrict the terms "beef" and "meat" only to slaughtered animal-based products
Fluid Quip Process Technologies (FQPT) announces today that they will provide detailed engineering for a proposed second Maximized Stillage Co-products (MSC) system for Flint Hills Resources. The announcement comes as construction nears completion on an MSC system at the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont, Neb., ethanol plant
Niman Ranch, the pioneering leader in natural, humanely and sustainably raised beef, pork, and lamb, proudly announces its first Canadian partnership with the largest independently owned purveyor in the country, Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd
In 2017, the production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to a record level of more than 14 billion euros. The prospects for the current year remain positive
Ishida Europe has introduced 10 and 14 head multihead weighers especially designed to deliver fast and accurate weighing of fragile products such as biscuits, wafers and frozen items
Sealed Air Corporation has entered into an agreement with Kuraray America, Inc. (Kuraray), a Japanese chemical company, to offer food packaging materials derived from its Plantic bio-based resins
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) has become one of the nation’s leading producers of organic branded chicken through its acquisition of Tecumseh Poultry LLC. The purchase, announced today, includes the air-chilled Smart Chicken® brand. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed
Today, Vericool, makers of the only high-performing compostable insulation and recyclable thermal packaging, announced a $10M packaging partnership with ButcherBox, the leading meat delivery service for sustainably-raised grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and heritage-bred pork
Brazilian processing plants have invested heavily in automation in recent years. Next to the ongoing demand for cost reduction and process efficiency, this process was also triggered by the need for adapting to the new Brazilian regulatory norm NR-36, establishing requirements related to labor safety and ergonomics inside processing plants. Humberto Luis Marques from Avicultura Industrial interviewed Lambert Rutten, Commercial Manager for Marel Poultry in Brazil, about this subject
Agrotop, a leading global player in livestock turnkey projects, will showcase advanced vertical integration services specifically designed to meet extreme weather conditions at VIV Europe 2018
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) announces their certification by the United States Department of Agriculture AMS (Agricultural Marketing Service) of their magnetic separation equipment in the use of Dairy, Meat, and Poultry applications
The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact of row crop irrigation in Nebraska and provide a scalable irrigation solution for farmers across the U.S
The Tennessee River Valley runs through the heart of the South where barbecue reigns king. Each year, barbecue fans make their way to one of many restaurants to enjoy the different styles of barbecue, sauces and rubs. While Kansas City, Memphis, Texas and the Carolina’s have been the hot spots for barbecue connoisseurs, other areas in the South have carved out their own niche featuring this age-old culinary technique