Articles Tagged with ''sterilization''

Radio frequency pasteurization

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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

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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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Engineering R&D: Research in the trenches

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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With government funding drying up and businesses curtailing in-house programs, food technology research often has an entrepreneurial feel in the 21st century.
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USDA’s FSIS releases updated Listeria guideline

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Intended for inspection program personnel, the revised guideline addresses sanitation, testing and prevention of cross-contamination of post-lethality, exposed RTE products.
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Reciprocating retorts

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Rapid movement can dramatically reduce cycle times in retorts, but controlling the force created by a heavy basket’s motion required years of additional development.
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Automating the bathing buggy process

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Cheese processor gets cleaner, consistent washing and gains an employee, to boot.
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Non-thermal pasteurization alternatives

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Bacteriophages and high-pressure pasteurization offer reductions of bacteria counts.
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Preslaughter interventions could reduce E. coli in cattle

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I n any manufacturing operation, attempting to adjust the process to correct for a defective component or ingredient can be nothing but frustrating when the supplier hasn’t done its job to provide a defect-free product.


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Tech Update: Sterilization - Better processes, healthier foods

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Fresh foods and sterile processes are mutually exclusive, but technical advances are putting the best of both worlds within reach.


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Cantaloupe Listeria contamination calls for FDA control of US auditors

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As with any outbreak, the Jensen Farms Listeria outbreak last summer and fall, which sickened 148 people in 28 states and killed 30 people, probably could have been prevented if Jensen Farms had maintained its facilities in accordance with existing FDA guidance.


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