FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Microbiologist Develops Improved Technology For Poultry Food Safety

    One Friday evening in the spring of 2019, Abhi Upadhyay, assistant professor of food microbiology and safety in the Department of Animal Science, found himself watching a video showing microbubbles for pet care and grooming. He started thinking about using this technology for food safety and spent the weekend researching its potential, current state of the field and appropriate grant opportunities.

  • Best Practices For Conducting Virtual FAT’s In Food Manufacturing

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it became critical that manufacturing plants remain open and operating to provide essential items such as food, beverage, sanitation supplies and more to consumers. New practices were put into place to ensure the safety of all and maintain efficient, effective operations. A critical aspect of keeping up with consumer demand has been the testing and acceptance of new equipment. With consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies reluctant to bring suppliers into their facilities and service technicians limited in their ability to travel due to COVID-19 protocol, the industry has had to get creative to complete the process.

  • Meat Processing Companies: Benefits Of Electrocoagulation

    While vegetarianism and veganism have both grown in popularity in the past decade, vegans and vegetarians combined are vastly outnumbered by people who love meat. In the United States, where we have hot-dog-eating contests and food-eating challenges, we consume a lot of meat of all types. Therefore, meat-processing water treatment is required to package and process these foods within the U.S. and across the world.

  • Treating Food Wastewater Efficiently Using Jet Aeration

    Food processing is a water-intensive process, and its wastewater byproduct is typically high in volumetric daily flow and also biochemical and chemical oxygen demand (BOD and COD), organics, and nutrients. Consequently, significant on-site treatment and resources are necessary.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Air Quality And Air Treatment In Compressed Air Systems
    3/26/2021

    Compressed air quality is mission critical in manufacturing. When determining the right air treatment components for a compressed air system, there is a great deal to keep in mind. In this paper, we discuss compressed air quality and how it impacts operating costs and production. We also outline information about designing a compressed air system for maximum effectiveness while minimizing costs. We will also discuss energy benefits where it applies.

Condition Monitoring In Consumer Products Plants

Now is the time to start your IoT journey.  The trend toward digitalization of the world’s industrial plant facilities is already in motion and companies must get started quickly to remain profitable and competitive.  Now operators can connect, collect and analyze data from aging as well as leading infrastructures to immediately monitor machines in one centralized location.

Three Ways Food And Beverage Executives Will Use Iot Data To Gain A Competitive Edge

Food and beverage producers face fast-changing consumer preferences, variable costs with ever-tightening margins, increasing regulatory demands, aging infrastructure and upstart competition. Cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) operating systems can help drive a low-risk, cost-effective, digital transformation to address these challenges. Comprehensive asset data collection and analysis can boost productivity, track-and-trace visible and close-loop product design to increase innovation rates. 

Blockchain In The Food And Beverage Industry: Traceable From Farm To Table

The supply chain from the farm to the consumer’s kitchen table is becoming increasingly complex.  Under the pressure of changing consumer interests, increasing regulatory controls and growing global competition, the food and beverage industry is forces to create more transparency and gain more customer confidence. Learn how to capture data across the entire supply chain and set up set up tamper-proof tracking systems.

What Food Processors Should Know: Metal Detection Vs. X-ray Inspection

Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) has been a methology recommended by the FDA since the 1950s and food producers have always been conscious of their brand’s protection. The recent enactment of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has turned the intensity up even higher.

APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • Featured Profiles In Brewery Wastewater Success
    2/23/2021

    Stories of real success with packaged pumping and wastewater treatment systems at breweries are explored, including for regulatory compliance and/or water reuse capabilities. Packaged pumping and treatment systems have helped hundreds of brewers meet their permits for local collection and/or direct surface discharge, while offering minimal land usage, superior ease of operation, and the cost-saving "green" benefits of water reuse capabilities.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Product Handling Flexibility
Highly customizable with 200 performance and productivity enhancing options. Wide selection of product handling variants to ensure smooth product flow

The new XR75 DualX X-Ray system can detect contaminants as small as 0.4mm and significantly improves detection of low-density or soft contaminants, such as bones in poultry and products with overlapping pieces in a pack or bag such as fries, frozen vegetables and chicken nuggets, among other food products.

Scott Turbon Mixer designs, develops, and delivers, high-quality mixers, and mixing solutions ideal for your most demanding beverage applications.

Hayward Gordon supplies peristaltic and circumferential piston-type pumps used in the production process for delicate handling of ingredients. We successfully pump yeast, diatomaceous earth, mash, and provide injection packages for preservatives, colors, and flavors.

The number of dairy products available in the marketplace has exploded in the past 50 years. Consumers are trying – and buying – new, inventive, innovative products that taste good, provide health benefits, are readily available, and can be easily transported.

Scott Turbon® Laboratory Mixers are designed small scale production and pilot-plant use. These mixers are ideal for testing prior to large scale manufacturing.

The Hydraulic Ram (HR) Mixers are designed and built for full scale production. Its adjustable mixer height allows for a variety of batch sizes and viscosities.

The Scott Turbon® Turbo Dixie Mixer is capable of mixing highly viscous products such as peanut butter as well as loose emulsions that can be finished with the HSM Inline Mixer. The flow characteristics provide medium shear with maximum flow.

FOOD ONLINE CONTENT COLLECTIONS

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In this free collection of articles, you’ll find articles on four different types of inspection systems and how they work to keep food safe. Further, these articles will explain the creation of food safety and quality programs and how the four types of technology are used to bolster these programs.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Filtration is very important for many commercial/industrial process water & wastewater reuse applications. In reality, pumping wastewater from somewhere like a refinery, food/beverage, textile or oil produced water application requires pre-filtration due to high amount of suspended solids in these typical applications. In fact, there are typically several filtration and treatment steps in these applications to ensure that the treated water meets the required discharge or reuse standard. In addition, filtration in water treatment ensures reduced operating cost on downstream polishing water treatment systems.

  • One Friday evening in the spring of 2019, Abhi Upadhyay, assistant professor of food microbiology and safety in the Department of Animal Science, found himself watching a video showing microbubbles for pet care and grooming. He started thinking about using this technology for food safety and spent the weekend researching its potential, current state of the field and appropriate grant opportunities.

  • When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it became critical that manufacturing plants remain open and operating to provide essential items such as food, beverage, sanitation supplies and more to consumers. New practices were put into place to ensure the safety of all and maintain efficient, effective operations. A critical aspect of keeping up with consumer demand has been the testing and acceptance of new equipment. With consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies reluctant to bring suppliers into their facilities and service technicians limited in their ability to travel due to COVID-19 protocol, the industry has had to get creative to complete the process.

  • While vegetarianism and veganism have both grown in popularity in the past decade, vegans and vegetarians combined are vastly outnumbered by people who love meat. In the United States, where we have hot-dog-eating contests and food-eating challenges, we consume a lot of meat of all types. Therefore, meat-processing water treatment is required to package and process these foods within the U.S. and across the world.

  • In a marketplace dramatically and quickly changed by the global COVID-19 crisis, many food manufacturers are weighing their next steps in determining if they should invest now in capital equipment that can bring them into the future. What factors should companies consider when trying to make that decision?