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.
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.
Food manufacturers are working to improve traceability programs and minimize the impact of food recalls, driven in part by FSMA, cost savings, and brand protection. Boosted by the capabilities of today’s technology, such as Blockchain, the industry is moving closer than ever before to swift and precise recalls.
In my previous column, I described the first step to convert a HACCP plan into a PC food safety plan. Once you have addressed cGMPs and other key requisite programs (SSOPs, etc.), you are ready to start creating and implementing a food safety plan. This article provides the broad brush strokes to create and implement a FSMA-compliant food safety plan.
Everyone knows packaging is primarily about the product itself; protecting, presenting, and conveying it. But, what does packaging do for brand integrity? The answer is more complex than you may think.
In the food industry, the consumer’s voice is extremely important to keep in mind as new products and quality improvements are devised every day. We all strive for customer satisfaction, but the customer’s voice, documented through consumer surveys, complaint tracking, and social media, isn’t always satisfaction per se. To interpret the feedback and translate it into formulation changes and flavor concepts can be a skill in and of itself.
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The ability of leading tray sealing specialist Proseal to meet all food manufacturers’ demands with a wide range of high-quality, efficient tray sealing machines will again be underlined at Anuga FoodTec 2018, where the company is set to display its pioneering electric heat seal technology.
With tens of thousands of products available, the number prepared meat product choices with categories such as bacon, hot dogs and deli meats is seemingly endless
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2018 High Quality Poultry Science Award to be granted to three recently graduated students in veterinary or animal science in support of research in poultry health, production and welfare
Cobb-Brazil is investing more than one-million dollars in a new fleet of state-of-the-art chick transporters to make sure chicks arrive to customers in top condition. Brazil’s large landscape with spread-out farms previously presented a challenge for conventional trailers without specialized climate control
Key Technology presents a specialized Iso-Flo vibratory conveyor designed specifically for integration with a metal detector to inspect bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines
Agrotop, a leading global player in livestock turnkey projects, will exhibit advanced vertical integration solutions specifically designed to meet extreme heat and varying humidity at ILDEX Vietnam 2018, which will take place March 14-16 in Ho Chi Min City.
Eighty-one percent of Millennials, 74 percent of Gen X, 66 percent of Boomers and 50 percent of Silents said protein content is extremely or very influential when making grocery store purchases, according to Acosta – a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry – and the company's 2018 Progressing Protein Palates report
Perdue Farms announces it is investing more than $15 million at its Milford, Del. facility, the country's largest organic poultry plant, on a higher-welfare controlled atmospheric stunning (CAS) system plus a live-bird handling process that will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Perdue is the only major poultry company in the country to commit to converting 100 percent of its plants to CAS instead of electrical stunning, which eliminates the process of shackling conscious birds.
Catalyst, a premier manufacturer of microbial blends, vitamin and mineral premixes and specialty products for the feed industry, will invest nearly $1 million over two years to modernize its facility here. “Demand for product from our plant is growing rapidly, and we need newer, faster equipment moving forward,” said Jim Zamzow, company owner
Hilton Food Group plc ("Hilton") and Woolworths Group LTD today announce the agreement to restructure their Australian meat processing joint venture
ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is happy to announce that Oregon snack food manufacturer, Werner Gourmet Meats Snacks, Inc., has chosen ProcessPro to support the growth initiatives of their manufacturing operation.
Tyson Foods, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayes said recently that Tyson Foods is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for protein
The Sokolow Group - one of the leading companies in the Polish meat market -announces its intention to buy the companies belonging to the Gzella Meat Group, a well-known and valued meat producer in the northern part of Poland.