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FSMA Opens Doors to Safety and Efficiency

In Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

Door technology is trending in the wake of FSMA’s effects. As best practices become law, Food Manufacturing reports, doors are making a bigger difference in safety and energy efficiency. New wash-down doors roll up instead of sideways, and they’re made of anti-microbial, anti-corrosive polypropylene to eliminate “harborage” of harmful bacterias. Faster-moving doors are boosting both energy efficiency and productivity. They …

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F&B Dominates Biocatalysis and Biocatalysts Market With 36% Share

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PUNE, INDIA, MARCH 14, 2016 /PRNEWSWIRE/ Global Biocatalysis and Biocatalysts Market 2016-2020 research report segments the industry by type (carbohydrases, proteases, and lipases) by application (food and beverage industry, detergents industry, biofuel production industry, agriculture and feed industry, and biopharmaceutical industry) and by geography (APAC,Europe, North America, and ROW). Complete report on biocatalysts and biocatalysis market spread across 76 pages, analyzing …

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Tech Company Spices Things Up with Food Production Planning Software

In Processing, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

A new partnership was announced on Monday between software company PlanetTogether and spice specialists, Illes Seasonings & Flavors of Carrollton, TX. Illes’ Production Scheduling Manager Ed Czysz acknowledges that the company’s “sustained growth. . . presented a manufacturing challenge.” They needed a more robust scheduling system and turned to supply-chain software leader Planet Together for solutions. Les Howell, Executive Director …

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3 New Tech Products to Boost Line Productivity

In Processing, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

Advancements in technology are beginning to strongly impact the food industry. Automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things all change the way we work and the skills our work requires. New products are constantly becoming available for food and beverage applications in processing packaging, software, instrumentation, and material handling. Here are three recent offerings to help improve line productivity. Temperature Data …

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AOAC Approves DuPont BAX for Listeria Testing

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The AOAC recently approved the latest DuPont BAX system as a reliable method for detecting Listeria species in frankfurters, smoked salmon, spinach, cheese, and from environmental surfaces. Listeria testing is one of the most critical, “particularly for dairy products, fresh produce, and ready-to-eat meats. . . to quickly detect and help eliminate pathogens that could lead to serious publich health …

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Be Heard! 2016 State of the Food Processing Industry Survey Now Open

In Processing by Krista Garver0 Comments

What are the year’s biggest challenges and opportunities for the food processing industry? Where do the most successful companies spend their marketing dollars? Take the 2016 State of the Food Processing Industry survey today and automatically receive the results for free. Click here to take the State of the Food Processing Industry survey (Closes March 18) Here’s what you’ll learn from this …

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Snack Foods Start a Bite-Sized Revolution

In Processing, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

According to Food Manufacturing and the Associated Press, America’s grazing habits seem to be turning everything snack-sized, from peanut butter to SPAM. Snacks now account for half of all eating occasions, says food industry consultancy the Hartman Group. We like things that can substitute for meals, that don’t require assembly, and that we can carry around with us. Demand for …

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3 Ways the Internet of Things Can Smarten Up Food Processing

In Processing, Technology by Heather Brown1 Comment

Things get smarter every day. More and more objects contain embedded technology that communicates, senses, or interacts with its own internal states or the external environment. Gartner estimates there are currently 6.4 billion devices connected to the Internet, and that number is expected at least to triple by 2020. A recent Food Engineering article predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will soon …

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Unitherm Food Systems Receives Root Vegetable Pasteurization Patent to Increase Yield, Improve Food Safety

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For Immediate Release: New machine uses a flame tube to burn the skin off of onions, pasteurizing the surface for enhanced safety and significantly reducing product loss compared to traditional cutting methods. BRISTOW, OK – 2/19/2016 – Unitherm Food Systems today announces the receipt of U.S. Patent No. 9,215,892 B2 for its new system and method for pasteurizing the surface …

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NAMI Reports 2015 Decline in Global Meat Exports

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Following a midyear drop from 2014’s record numbers, USDA trade and market statistics compiled by NAMI (North American Meat Institute) show an overall decline for meat exports in both value and volume in 2015. Greatest gains by volume included beef to Korea (up 7%), pork to the Dominican Republic (up 37%), and poultry and poultry variety meats to Vietnam (up 33%). …