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The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.
Purging airborne microbes like yeast and mold is not easy due to their size.
Escalating sales volumes demanded higher throughput of the downstream packaging line.
The wire-type batch blender the company used to mix the beans damaged them during the blending operation.
Handling mistakes can result in dust explosions.
Predictive and preventive maintenance tools help to reduce unplanned downtimes of critical equipment.
Production is king, so maintenance personnel are lucky to get an hour per month on the equipment for fine-tuning, says JBT FoodTech’s Hanssen. “Yet you cannot run this way profitability, so food and beverage companies have to build in the time for preventive and predictive maintenance. Maintenance and production work more closely together,” continues Hanssen.
Why that perception should change.
Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive.
Meet the winner of Food Engineering's 2013 Sustainable Plant of the Year Award, Plumrose Council Bluffs. Read more about the plant in the article.
The Food Defense Strategy Exchange (FDSE) is a forum for food defense professionals to interact and share their knowledge and experiences. At the most recent FDSE, a poll of attendees revealed that approximately two-thirds were either re-evaluating their existing food defense plan, or implementing new food defense plans. In this podcast, Don Hsieh, Director of Commercial and Industrial Marketing at Tyco Integrated Security, discusses this topic and other findings from the exchange, and offers some best practices to proactively protect a company’s brand from food adulteration.
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