Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

Keep the Gears Running

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Food-grade lubricants have come of age in performance, but the more compelling reason to make the switch from conventional lubricants is to meet regulatory demands. 
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Ingredient shrinkage cut from 1.25 to 0.25 percent

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Powder blending facility had dust everywhere-dust that should have been in products, not on floors, equipment.
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Poultry Processing: Tender Birds, Tougher Challenges

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Despite improvements in technology, poultry processors are taking it on the chin with environmental issues and the rising costs of water and energy.
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Tech Update: Non-Thermal Processing

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As consumers desire fresher tasting food, the challenge for processors is to produce bacteria-free products while maintaining flavor, color and texture.
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Dressed for Success

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Proper uniforms and protective gear help keep product free of bacteria and maintain crew safety.
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Ingredient screening upgrade boosts pet food production

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Ingredient screening upgrade boosts pet food production.
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Tech Update: Vision, Metal Detection and X-Ray Systems

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The question is no longer whether you should check your products, but when and how often.
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Tech Update: Clean-in-Place Equipment

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Food safety concerns require effective and shorter cleaning times. As a result, CIP components must withstand higher temperatures and harsher chemicals.
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Tech Update: Cooling & Freezing Equipment

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Today’s economy creates hard choices for processors selecting cooling and freezing equipment systems. But solutions exist to decrease energy usage and convert the reject heat of cooling to useful energy to heat water.
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Supply Chain Efficiency Starts at the Top

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There are many tools to make supply chains respond to quick and unplanned changes, but success must begin with senior management.
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