Processing

TECH FLASH

DHS software applied to poultry processing

What works for the Department of Homeland Security can be applied to control risks in the food industry.
December 16, 2013

FE asks an expert how Probabilistic Risk-Informed Analysis can be best applied to poultry processing applications.


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Fabulous Food Plants

Automation keeps fruit fresh at Paramount Citrus

This 640,000-sq.-ft. citrus fruit processing/packaging facility is almost completely automated and has a roof of solar cells and a fuel cell system to supply energy to the plant and the grid.
December 5, 2013

The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.


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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

Survival food bar packaging line needed resusciation

Redesign and upgrades of the line yielded a 125 percent increase in throughput.
December 5, 2013

 Escalating sales volumes demanded higher throughput of the downstream packaging line. 


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Dry Processing Technology

Whole Bean Blending

A change in batch blending technology helped a coffee maker perk up product quality.
December 5, 2013

The wire-type batch blender the company used to mix the beans damaged them during the blending operation. 


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TECH FLASH

Record attendance marks successful PROCESS EXPO and International Dairy Show

IDFA and FPSA say they will co-locate again.
November 25, 2013
Dairy companies and students were honored for innovation and new products.
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TECH FLASH

Maltodextrin: Are you prepared for dust explosions?

Maltodextrin is a useful additive, but it comes with some plant safety risks.
November 12, 2013

Handling mistakes can result in dust explosions.


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Maintenance Technology

Proactive maintenance management

Processors move from calendar-based checks and reports to condition monitoring of assets in real time.
November 8, 2013

 Predictive and preventive maintenance tools help to reduce unplanned downtimes of critical equipment.


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Downtime’s true calculated cost

November 7, 2013

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.


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TECH FLASH

Valve bag packaging for dry bulk foods: What are you missing out on?

Improvements in valve bag packaging have made the systems popular in Europe, but US manufacturers may still see them as messy or unreliable.
October 29, 2013

Why that perception should change.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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