Articles Tagged with ''sterilization''

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Equipment track record justifies placement in new facility

April 8, 2014

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.
December 5, 2013

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.
October 11, 2013

 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.
July 15, 2013

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.
February 26, 2013

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.
January 28, 2013
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

January 9, 2013

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

December 5, 2012

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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Radio frequency pasteurization

December 5, 2012

Radio Frequency Company’s Macrowave pasteurization system uses a high-frequency (40 MHz) electric field to control pathogens in products such as nut meats, flour, pasta and fishmeal.


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Peanut butter recall déjà vu

November 7, 2012
Reported earlier in FE’s Tech Flash e-newsletter, the recent Salmonella Bredeney outbreak has sickened a total of 35 people in 19 states, and has been attributed to peanut butter—and potentially other nut butters—from Sunland Inc. (Portales, NM).
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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