The Poultry Industry Is Speaking Highly Of New, Stricter USDA Standards

Though only a few of the biggest names, such as Foster Farms, take the majority of the heat for illnesses and deaths associated with foodborne pathogens, this is a fight for which every food processor must bear some responsibility.

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    On the last Friday of every month, SafetyChain, a leading provider of food safety and quality assurance automation and compliance solutions, hosts FSMA Fridays™, the leading online forum for the food and beverage community to learn the latest information about the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Featuring Dr. David Acheson, the popular monthly interactive pod/webcast is sponsored by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group.

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    Trusting suppliers is good – but x-ray inspections are better. Kuchenmeister GmbH has been known for its delicious baked and confectionary specialities for 130 years.

  • How A Potato Processor Reduces Production & Maintenance Costs

    Due to excessive maintenance costs Kadi looked for a new steam peeler. They offered multiple companies the opportunity to present their range of steam peeling solutions. TOMRA’s Eco steam peeler was the only one that met the specific expectations of Kadi. The company works with one production line upon which they process most of their food products: from express fries, French fries, rösti and frozen potatoes. Therefore it was a must have for Kadi to be able to continue processing like this.

  • Increasing Ice Cream Manufacturing Accuracy With Load Cells

    The University of Wisconsin is a national leader in the research and development of dairy science.

  • Major Nutritional Supplement Manufacturer Increases Production With New Mixing And Blending System

    A major nutritional supplement manufacturer needed to address the need for greater efficacy and additional capacity in the production of various products. Custom Powder Systems manufactured a 5000 Liter blender that fits and can be loaded and discharged within their limited manufacturing space and low ceiling heights.

  • Grain Millers Gets A Smooth Fill

    There’s tired and there’s down for the count. Eugene, Oregon-based grain processor Grain Millers, Inc. was both before changing bagging machines in 2008. Today, with a new machine on its floor and workers who no longer have to break their backs to get the bagging job done, Grain Millers increased its production by about 40 percent.

  • How End-Of-Line Packaging Helped Save Hostess Brands

    From Twinkies to Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Cup Cakes, Hostess’s various product brands are a part of the childhood memories of many Americans. Not surprisingly, the news of them vanishing forever from store shelves at the end of 2012 started a large public outcry with last supplies being bought out within hours of the news and the temporary development of a flourishing market on eBay.

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