Although food safety issues may be the lead headlines of evening news programs with highlights about Congress’ consideration of several proposals to reform the food safety system, including creation of a single food safety agency, food industry professionals are no strangers to the ongoing discussion about food safety and food safety standards.
Proposed solution to reduce waste of CIP (Clean in Place) chemicals and reduction in amount of wastewater generated. Solution resulted in 30% less chemical usage, reduced energy consumption and production downtime by shortening CIP cycles by 10 to 20 minutes.
Supplying hamburger buns for the fast food giant McDonalds, the Turano Bakery facility in Orlando, FL must run an exceptional operation in order to bake a quality and consistent product that billions have come to expect.
Typically, pasteurization is performed with a benchtop pasteurization system in a stove-top immersion bath. Bottles are immersed in boiling water and held at temperature for a given amount of time. The problem is while the immersion process is inexpensive, it is neither accurate nor controlled, and the benchtop equipment can be expensive and complicated to install and operate. A solution is the laboratory glassware washer which simulates tunnel washer conditions— i.e. the bottles are sprayed with water at a certain temperature.
Foodborne illness impacts about 1 in 6 Americans every year, and is caused by the consumption of foods contaminated with foodborne pathogens. Fresh fruits and vegetables are increasingly implicated in foodborne outbreaks and lack a step to “decontaminate” or remove any foodborne pathogens that may be present.
As food safety becomes an increasingly important issue, it might be a good idea to take a step back and reexamine your food safety plans. Asking a few key questions, such as “who are my customers?” and “how do my HACCP plans help them?” are a good place to start.
In November of 2015, the FDA published the final version of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, better known as the Produce Rule. This Rule — part of FSMA — grants the FDA unprecedented authority over food safety practices implemented on farms in this country, and by extension, to farms all over the world. But what does this mean for the food industry?
There are many factors to consider when selecting a compressed air system for food industry applications. Compressed air is widely used in the food industry for various applications, including instrument air, food transport, packaging, bottling, fermentation, control systems, and more.. In order to avoid safety hazards, eliminate the risk of product recalls, audit failures, and achieve the highest efficiency and reliability, the chosen compressed air system should meet the criteria outlined in this article.
In order for a food manufacturing plant to run safely and effectively, the development and implementation of an Allergen Control Plan (ACP) is crucial. The avoidance of cross-contamination of allergy producing substances will prevent food recalls, bad publicity, or even worse, any human adverse physical reactions. Developing a method to systematically identify and prevent allergens from coming into contact with food being manufactured and/or the packaging of foods is a vital part of the process.
Look inside the lubricant cabinet of a food or beverage manufacturing plant and it's surprising what you find. Upon close inspection, you’ll see the cabinet isn’t holding only food-grade (NSF H1) lubricants. The cabinet may also contain cleaners, glue removers, and penetrating sprays, which often turn out to be just industrial chemicals and/or degreasers.
A new range of sanitising equipment specifically designed for the food production industry, which kills all common, bacteria, viruses and spoilage contaminants without using environmentally damaging chemicals such as Chlorine has been launched for the food industry
Schenck Process Central Vacuum Systems can efficiently handle anything from routine floor and wall cleaning of very light dust to large spills that would otherwise require heavy lifting or large machinery.
All Schenck Process high-efficiency pulse jet filter models use electronically-timed pulses of compressed air to dislodge particles from the internal filter media. Available in rectangular, square and circular designs, they can be configured with hoppers and/or pneumatic receivers.
Emflon PFRW cartridges are sterilizing grade hydrophobic membrane filters designed for reliable retention of bacteria and high levels of phages in compressed gas and vent applications.
This highly polished 2-electrode sensor is designed to meet the requirements of sanitary applications. The sensor is steam-sterilizable up to 155 °C and fits 1 ½" or 2" Tri-Clamp fittings common in industries with hygienic demands. The 2-electrode sensor from METTLER TOLEDO reliably meet the demands placed on measurement technology today in respect of quality control in water conditioning/preparation in the food & beverage and other industries with hygienic requirements.
Meet HACCP requirements and improve the effectiveness of your plant’s chlorination system by choosing the Accu-Tab system to replace your traditional bleach system.
J.O. Spice company needed a solution for cleaning its facility's high ceilings and other hard-to-reach areas, such as poles and pipes. A single-phase, industrial vacuum cleaner enabled the company's maintenance staff to accomplish the job efficiently and safely.
Amy’s Bread, a 30,000-square-foot food manufacturing facility, produces bread 24/7. Because of this, ongoing cleaning is critical to meet health code inspections, wholesale customers' demands for a sanitary location, and staff "esprit de corps." This case study examines how the company met the challenge of containing flour and other ingredients using industrial vacuums.