Articles Tagged with ''sterilization''

Dairy Processing

Tech update: Dairy processing

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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In the US, fluid milk sales are flat, but Greek yogurt and other specialty markets are hot, which means a processor’s survival will depend upon having the right automation tools.


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Nonthermal Processing

Nonthermal processing boosts taste, textural and nutritional benefits

By Shane O'Halloran
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Between high-pressure processing, ultrasound, irradiation and pulsed light, there’s an option for almost any application.


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Field reports

Equipment track record justifies placement in new facility

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After a conveyor proved itself in an existing facility, choosing a unit for a new plant was a no-brainer.


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Engineering R&D

Watch your dairy air

Sterile air extends product shelf life by protecting the processing space from impurities.
By Mikell Knights
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Purging airborne microbes like yeast and mold is not easy due to their size.


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Field Reports

Brewery’s pump doesn't need valves

Combined with a flow meter, the positive-displacement pump accurately meters yeast flow.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 It can reverse directions as well, making the CIP/SIP process a piece of cake.  


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TECH FLASH

Does your operation need color-coding? 13 criteria to help you decide

Color-coding can be an important component of your HACCP plan.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Learn how it could benefit your operation’s processing, maintenance and sanitation procedures.


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TECH FLASH

3A-SSI Sanitary Standards announces FSMA-compliant equipment design criteria

The new criteria account for recently released preventative controls rules.
By Shane O'Halloran
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More effective hygienic design is a major component.


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TECH FLASH

Don't bring pathogens into your plant

There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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There’s no telling what may be coming in your door riding on the outside of cartons, buckets and bulk containers.
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Technology Sourcebook

Pulsed-light sanitation

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Utilizing an intense pulse of full-spectrum light emitted from a xenon lamp, the Claranor pulsed-light sanitation system destroys microorganisms through the photochemical effect of the ultraviolet spectrum and the photothermal effect of the intense flash of the visible spectrum.


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UV, the Darwin award winner

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Survival of the fittest applies to packaging systems, too, and pulsed UV light is the apparent winner of the nonchemical sterilization competition for food containers.


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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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