When it comes to purchasing new equipment for a packaging line, many companies first seek to minimize capital costs. Managers are motivated to get the best bang for the buck, and low price is easier to justify than the overall quality of an equipment solution. In fact, this “bargain” machinery may very quickly increase their company’s production costs.
Tulip, one of Denmark’s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market, produces around 90 tons of sausages each day. A large proportion of these – about 60 tons a day – is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life. This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system.
Bye-bye manual testing: Replaced by new on-line gas analyzer. This case study examines how a meat processing company made the switch from manually and randomly testing of its packages five times each day to an on-line headspace analyzer for its Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) products.
In 2004, Mariscos Linamar, a Spanish seafood company, began to investigate the innovative idea of packaging a proportion of its product in a modified atmosphere, with the aim to extend the product shelf life and improve its appearance. Years of research followed. After extensive research and trials, the optimal gas mixture, comprising oxygen and carbon dioxide blended in a ratio that depends on the product and the format of the package, had been decided upon as well as the best packaging approach. This case study illustrates the process the company used to implement Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) with thermosealed trays.
Hellenic Quality Foods (HQF) is a leading food company in Greece, packaged its products on trays with stretch film until early 2014. This case study shows how the company made the move to Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) to improve its products shelf and extend its customer reach.
Omnibar, a small Montana-based company that produces a unique, high-nutrition food bar, was seeking new markets for the high-grade, grass-fed cattle reared on the family ranch in Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley. This case study examines how the company overcame the packaging challenges associated with its unique product.
In part three of FSMA Fridays: Debunking FSMA’s Myths And Gaps, SafetyChain Software’s VP of Marketing, Jill Bender was joined by The Acheson Group’s (TAG) VP of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Peyman Fatemi, and TAG’s Senior Food Safety Manger, Christopher Snabes, to discuss common myths, misconceptions, and gaps regarding FSMA. Here, in the fourth, and final, portion of the series, Bender, Fatemi, and Snabes address questions from the webcast’s live audience.
With FSMA, and accompanying rules, now finalized, the countdown to enforcement is on. In order to make food available to consumers in the U.S. market, it is important to ensure food is exported according to applicable laws.
There is a common myth in the software market: large companies are content to stay with legacy solutions and do not adopt newer cloud, mobile and social solutions. The newer solutions, the argument goes, can only work for the small and medium enterprise. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This white paper will illustrate five strategies to modernize your ERP software.
In part two of FSMA Fridays: Debunking FSMA’s Myths And Gaps, SafetyChain Software’s VP of Marketing, Jill Bender is joined by The Acheson Group’s (TAG) VP of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Peyman Fatemi, and TAG’s Senior Food Safety Manger, Christopher Snabes, discussed common myths, misconceptions, and gaps regarding FSMA. Here, in part three, the trio continues their conversation by focusing on gaps and myths related to FSMA’s environmental monitoring requirements.
Family-owned and -operated food operations are often built on gentlemen’s agreements These traditional businesses have moved through a generation or two using wisdom, methods and systems that have served them well. While these methods work, they can leave substantial money on the table. This white paper will explain how leveraging new technologies can help your business improve its margins.
You could be losing money and not even know it. Between labor, waiting time, and freight charges, margins could be significantly whittled below the cost of capital. This white paper offers food manufacturers solutions to take control of their costs and how to employ them in their operations.
Chelsea Milling Co., maker of Jiffy Mix baking mixes, is moving ahead with plans to spend $35 million as part of an expansion that includes the addition of a new mixing tower, according to an article in The Ann Arbor News.