FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • The Multiple Uses For Heat Exchangers In Brewing

    There are numerous uses for heat exchangers in breweries — from cooling, pasteurizing, and fermenting products to efficiently dealing with waste streams such as yeast slurry. Compared to other methods of heating, heat exchangers can be much more energy-efficient, providing both environmental and economic benefits.

  • 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.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Depositing - The Future Of Hard Candy
    5/3/2021

    Hard candy depositing is a process that has developed and grown rapidly over the last 20 years. Deposited hard candies and lollipops are now produced in every major confectionery market around the world by manufacturers ranging from regional specialists to major multi-nationals. This paper will review the basic principles of depositing and discuss the fundamental aspects of design that should be considered when engineering a complete depositing solution.

Plant-Based Foods: Meeting The Challenges Of Innovation And Food Safety

Physical contaminant prevention is important and therefore is part of every food safety plan; that is not likely to change. But what is continuously changing is the addition of  new, innovative food products that require consideration of the most appropriate food safety inspection solutions. One of the fastest growing areas of innovation is plant-based proteins. Read more about this trend and how product inspection programs can adapt.

Air Quality And Air Treatment In Compressed Air Systems

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. 

APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • Simple, Safe, Single-Pass Filtration For The Flavor Industry With Pall ‘SUPRA’ Technology
    6/15/2021

    As the flavor industry continues to grow, flavor houses must adjust to rising consumer demand for innovative, high-quality flavors while meeting requirements for product clarity and purity. Selection of the right filtration technology becomes critical to achieving these goals as flavor producers must overcome multiple processing challenges while keeping costs low. In this application note learn how a major flavor manufacturer implemented a one step, single-pass filtration solution to address the diverse requirements and challenges of their many products.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The objective of final filtration is to ensure the removal of wine spoilage organisms that can cause refermentation, off flavors or turbidity post bottling. The typical wine spoilage organisms include yeasts, lactic bacteria and acetic bacteria.

Since wine final filters are the last filtration step prior to bottling they are therefore the most critical filtration step and will help ultimately ensure brand protection.

Reliable, reproducible, easy testing - why wait days to get results?
The GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System helps to provide microbial test data in as little as two hours, using a simple to use, robust and cost effective platform based on quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) technology. Using the GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System represents an attractive alternative to existing microbiological methods.

The introduction of powders into a fluid process is one of the most challenging mixing duties you will come across. Incorporating powders directly into a liquid stream, can speed up your process, improve your product quality, while at the same time improve operator safety.

Thermo Scientific™ AerosolSense™ Sampler Our new pathogen surveillance solution delivers timely and highly reliable insight into in-air pathogen presence so you can monitor and improve your facility safety protocols. Highly sensitive and stable aerosol collection and separation technology.

Schenck Process Group Baker Perkins’ TruClean™ sheet forming and cutting lines handle a wide range of dough types to produce laminated and/or sheeted cookies, crackers and snacks.

The TruClean™ Frozen Dough Line is a high-output modular system producing every type and size of cookie dough piece for bake-off operations. It combines exceptional reliability, fast changeovers, accurate weight control and excellent hygiene standards. High production rates are maintained while keeping operating costs low.

The TruClean™ Wirecut brings automation and flexibility to the production of wirecut cookies and bars. Best-in-class weight control is achieved through die and filler block technology unique to Baker Perkins wirecuts.

The TruClean™ 390 Rotary Moulder produces a full range of soft-dough moulded crackers and sandwich cookies. It has been designed to meet all the latest industry guidelines on hygienic design. Efficiency, reliability and low cost of ownership maintain the strong reputation of Baker Perkins in these areas.

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

  • The goal of flavor filtration is to achieve better clarity, microbial reduction, protection of downstream equipment. While all separation equipment must be as selective, quality-friendly and flexible as possible to reliably separate the different sources of turbidity, it is important that these processes don’t negatively influence or reduce quality-relevant substances.

  • You’ve heard of the IoT but what is it? How can it impact your winery and filtration process?

  • Removing turbidity after fermentation and maturation is the first step in achieving beer clarity and stability. Post clarification, colloidal and microbial stabilization are the key steps to achieve a beer in the appealing appearance which makes filtered beer so successful in the market.

  • In terms of COVID-19’s impact on the food and beverage industry, consumers are cooking at home and seeking food and ingredients that support overall health. It’s important to consider how these new behaviors will shape the future of the food and beverage industry for 2021 and beyond. Pall has looked at four trends and their potential impacts on food and beverage manufacturers. Read on to learn more.

  • With cannabis oils making up a significant amount of the market, processors are trying to keep up with demand while simultaneously trying to keep costs down. But how can you identify areas where you can save money? Cannabis companies might consider filtration solutions to improve their process, thus enabling them to run their business at lower operating costs.