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.
In 1997, I was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Vet Corp responsible for the Central Mediterranean Branch in Italy. A bright Veterinarian, Leslie Huck, took me aside and showed me a checklist he was developing. The checklist was focused on intentional contamination and it made me think about how the military is always a target for acts of violence — as long as there have been armies, intentionally adulterating food has been a way to hurt them. “We are trying to protect the military’s food chain, of course this is important,” I thought.
Though progressing cavity pumps are not the most-common pumps used for conveyance in food and beverage production, certain applications, such as those requiring high-pressure or conveying highly-viscous media, require this pump type. Progressing cavity pumps can be well-suited to food and beverage applications’ needs regarding contamination avoidance, but require an additional pump be included in the system for effective Clean-In-Place (CIP) procedures. With the right system design, progressing cavity pumps can reduce cost, lower maintenance needs, and achieve better results in complex conveying applications within food and beverage production.
The success of high pressure process (HPP) implementation by a large number of companies demonstrates HPP is an effective food safety measure that can be applied to mitigate risk for a variety of foods.
Flash back to 2007 — two 20-somethings stop at a burger joint. They order and eat thinking only of taste and price. Imagine that scenario today, but with assistance from smartphones offering data on the establishment’s source of beef and other data. This column will explore how consumer demand for transparency is critical to remaining competitive.
Believing your food safety processes are of the highest standard isn't enough. Can you be certain every employee made the best food safety decisions every time they faced one? Can you support this with data? If not, ask another question: “Do you want to sit in front of a jury relying on a belief your company produced food at the highest possible standards?”
Welcome to Meat and Poultry Online, the premier Internet source for useful and timely information about the meat and poultry industry. The site is directed to production managers, manufacturing engineers, processing technicians, operations supervisors, business executives, and managers involved in the meat and poultry industry. It provides daily news updates and reports on business and technology trends vital to the industry.
Food scientists, research and development directors, process engineers and technicians, production engineers and technicians, plant managers, quality control/quality assurance technologists, and marketing and business managers will find information on Meat and Poultry Online about portion control equipment, tenderizers, freezers, meat presses, emulsifiers, size reduction equipment, grinders, mixers, stuffers, slicers, injection systems, patty formers, metal detectors, cookers, tumblers, and conveyors.
Meat and Poultry Online also covers quality control and quality assurance systems, information management systems, process control systems and equipment, as well as binding and flavoring agents, cure ingredients, flavor enhancers, and preservatives.
Check out Meat and Poultry Online's features. . .Find out about the different functions our web site has to offer and what it can do for you.
Who are our clients? The leading manufacturers in the industry have recognized the benefits of being part of a "Focused Forum" for this vertical market. Meat and Poultry Online offers a way for their customers and prospects to cut through the clutter of the Internet and put their company in a position to be discovered in an increasingly crowded medium.
Meat and Poultry Online was launched by VertMarkets, Inc. with two lofty goals: First, to become the preeminent source for technology, operational, product management and regulatory information for professionals in the industries they serve. Second, to create and foster conditions that allow and encourage specifiers and buyers of products and services in this industry, via the dynamic inter-activity of the Internet, to identify and communicate easily and rapidly with the suppliers of these goods who advertise with VertMarkets, Inc.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
StarKist Co. today announced that it will enter into a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for alleged violations related to wastewater treatment and related compliance matters at the company's plant in American Samoa
The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States' oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry (chickens raised for meat), today rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare – the "Chicken Guarantees." The standards are launched as part of NCC's Chicken Check In program, which serves as a resource for consumers to get the information they are seeking about how meat chickens are raised
Tyson Foods' plans to build a $320M poultry complex in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The plant is expected to employ about 1,600 people in Leavenworth County.
A first-of-its-kind metal detection platform from Thermo Fisher Scientific rapidly scans up to five frequencies to help food and consumer goods manufacturers confidently find ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metal contaminants in products to improve safety for their customers. The Thermo Scientific Sentinel multiscan metal detector also enables users to identify contaminants that are up to 70 percent smaller in volume than previous technologies, including the Thermo Scientific APEX 500 metal detector.
Constantia Flexibles has invested roughly €6M in new technology to manufacture film-based flexible packaging at its site in Weiden, Germany
Ossid, powered by Pro Mach, features the new OTS family of tray lidding solutions as well as the 500Si, high-speed stretch overwrapper at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, September 25-27
Over the last 3 years, the Marel Poultry Team has been working hard, together with representatives from Costco Wholesale and their newly formed poultry processing company, Lincoln Premium Poultry, on a state-of-the-art greenfield plant in Fremont Nebraska
Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the assets of The University of Queensland Animal Genetics Laboratory (AGL) — the leading animal genomics laboratory in Australia, a country with large cattle and sheep markets
MilliporeSigma has opened its first global Food Safety Studio in Bellevue, Washington for manufacturers of all types of food (beef, poultry, produce, etc.) to collaborate with MilliporeSigma scientists on developing safety products for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens
A United States poultry processor, Foster Farms will invest $30M to expand and upgrade the company’s poultry processing facilities in Farmerville, Louisiana.
PURE Bioscience, Inc., creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, recently announced that PURE Control antimicrobial is included in the newly updated list of Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in Production of Meat, Poultry and Egg Products in the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) 7120.1 Directive
For years, finding the smallest metal contaminants has been a challenge for many bakery, meat, poultry, seafood, ready meal and dairy food producers due to a phenomenon known as 'product effect'
The meat, poultry and seafood industry is experiencing a global boom according to the 2017 Trends Shaping Meat, Poultry and Seafood Market Segment report and accompanying infographic, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 25–27) arrives just in time to feature all the solutions meat, poultry and seafood professionals need to handle this rapid growth.