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.
USDA Finalizes Ruling For Labeling Of Mechanically Tenderized Beef
In response to growing concerns over bacterial contamination, mechanically tenderized meat products must now be labeled as such and must include proper cooking instructions.
Tyson Foods Will Eliminate Human Antibiotic Use In Chickens
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.
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Schreiber Foods Cuts Chemical Costs With BlueInGreen's CDOX® Solution
At Schreiber Foods' wastewater treatment plant in Utah, mineral acids had been used for pH control in the past but were discontinued due to safety and handling issues. With an average daily flow of 250,000 gallons, the cheese and yogurt facility struggled to meet discharge permit requirements. Facility owners desired a safer, more cost-effective solution that would provide automatic control over process pH levels. Read the full case study to learn more.
Del Monte Foods Saves Millions With BlueInGreen's SDOX Solution
Plant managers at Del Monte Foods in Siloam Springs, Ark. utilized a 14 million gallon facultative lagoon to provide treatment before applying the effluent on 500 acres of land nearby. However, the facultative lagoon was unable to meet the municipal pretreatment permit requirements, resulting in surcharges of $450,000 per month. Read the full case study to learn more.
SDOX® Technology Mitigates Sulfide Production By Promoting Aerobic Environment
The Plant’s wastewater treatment facility uses four, covered anerobic lagoons to manage BOD, pretreating wastewater prior to sending the effluent to a pumping station which directs the wastewater into the municipal collection system for final treatment at the City’s wastewater treatment plant. Read more to learn how the company used hydrogen peroxide and a catalyst to maintain an aerobic environment but was unable to adequately mitigate the odor from the facility’s wastewater.
Side-Stream SDOX® Systems Enhance Biological Function And Treatment Capacity
Wastewater from the meat processing facility is treated using a sequence batch reactor and an aerobic lagoon that discharges to surface waters following treatment. The facility replaced surface aeration equipment with two, 350-HP the “no-splash,” side-stream SDOX® systems retrofitted to the treatment basin. Read the full case study to learn the results.
Jefferson Parish Prevents Odor And Corrosion Issues With BlueInGreen's SDOX-CS® Solution
Officials at the Jefferson Parish Sewerage Department approached the team at Digital Engineering to find a long-term solution for the odor and corrosion issues throughout the East Bank Wastewater Treatment Plant. The consultants at Digital Engineering, headquartered in Kenner, La., began researching methods to reduce odor and corrosive compounds flowing into the plant while also protecting the parish’s infrastructure from the harmful effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Because expensive chemicals fail to prevent the occurrence of H2S, plant consultants opted to use oxygen to minimize corrosion while reducing chemical costs.
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MEAT & POULTRY NEWS
What Lives Inside The Chicken Gut?4/13/2021
In a recently published study, investigators from the Quadram Institute and Earlham Institute in Norwich, alongside the University of Surrey, have more than doubled the number of microbial species known to live in the chicken gut.
Soft Robotics Expands mGrip™ Modular Gripping System With New Features4/13/2021
Soft Robotics Inc. announced today the expansion of the mGrip Modular Gripping System with new capabilities and an IP69K rating to enable safe food handling of proteins and dairy products.
Tyson Foods Invests $425M In New Tennessee Poultry Complex4/8/2021
Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) along with local, state and federal officials met Thursday to officially open the company’s new poultry complex in Humboldt, Tennessee.
Antibiotic Alternatives Stimulate New Product Development In Global Animal Feed Ingredient Market4/8/2021
Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis finds that the rising demand for high-quality meat products across the globe, especially in developing countries, will facilitate the growth of the global animal feed ingredient market.
How To Automate Food Safety In The Poultry Industry?4/7/2021
Food safety is rightly a key issue in today’s poultry industry. Everyone wants to eat food, which is safe.
Pioneering Commercial Scale Automated Indoor Fresh Feed System Announced4/6/2021
CubicFarm® Systems Corp. (TSXV: CUB) ("CubicFarms" or the "Company"), a local chain agricultural technology company, today announced an agreement with Burnett Land & Livestock Ltd., LLLP ("Burnett") for 12 HydroGreen Grow System beta modules, daily feed production supply, and includes collaboration on a research program and feed analysis with HydroGreen, Inc. ("HydroGreen"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CubicFarms.
Kemin Industries Acquires Proteus Industries, Inc.4/5/2021
Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, today announced it has acquired Proteus Industries, Inc.
Beef Industry Can Cut Emissions With Improvements In Land Management, Production Efficiency4/5/2021
A comprehensive assessment of 12 different strategies for reducing beef production emissions worldwide found that industry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 50% in certain regions, with the most potential in the United States and Brazil.
Science Has Not Kept Pace With Aquaculture4/2/2021
Aquaculture has reached unprecedented levels of growth in recent years, but largely without consideration of its impact on individual animals.
Keeping It Fresh: New AI-based Strategy Can Assess The Freshness Of Beef Samples4/1/2021
Scientists at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, combine an inexpensive spectroscopy technique with artificial intelligence to develop a new way of assessing the freshness of beef samples.
Revealing Meat And Fish Fraud With A Handheld ‘Masspec Pen’ In Seconds3/31/2021
Meat and fish fraud are global problems, costing consumers billions of dollars every year. On top of that, mislabeling products can cause problems for people with allergies, religious or cultural restrictions.
New Technology Could Prevent The Mass Cull Of Male Chicks3/29/2021
A staggering 6.5 billion chicks are killed worldwide every year. These are generally male chicks that are of no economic value. In Ovo has developed technology that can quickly determine the sex of a chick, to ensure that only female chicks are hatched.
Meat And Dairy Companies Slow To Commit To Net-Zero Emissions, New Analysis Finds3/29/2021
The vast majority of the world’s largest meat and dairy companies have not made an explicit commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, finds a new analysis.