Over the past few months, the news media have been full of reports about novel weight loss drugs and new findings about calories, metabolism and diets, as well continued reports on the obesity epidemic.
Functionality usually takes a back seat or rides shotgun with environmentally friendly packaging materials, but that’s not the case with a new polymer film from the Australian firm Plantic Technologies Ltd.
Tool-less opening of primal cuts in foodservice and back-of-house retail operations has come to pork, a year after Sealed Air Corp.’s Cryovac division introduced the feature to bags used in beef shipments.
With the lack of rainfall in the heartlands causing grain futures to trend upward and water shortages on everybody’s mind, conserving and reusing water has been a major push for several food and beverage processors.
Designed for products that require uniformity in a dispersion or emulsion, the Ross X-Series ultra-high shear inline mixer is used in processes where narrow particle size distributions are desired within a single pass.
Designed for automated food and beverage processing, packaging and materials handling applications, the Baumer SmartReflect photoelectric light barrier operates without a separate reflector or receiver to identify the correct positioning of items to be packaged.
Featuring acetal conveyor belts directly geared to the drive drum, GEA Refrigeration Technologies direct-drive GEA A-Tec and GEA E-Tec spiral freezers and coolers are designed for sensitive food such as deep-fried, breaded and sugar-glazed products.
Allowing food processors to conduct food safety testing at their own facilities, the InstantLabs Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit is certified as AOAC performance-tested for identifying Salmonella in whole chicken, ground chicken, ground beef and lettuce.
Designed specifically for fully automated introduction, transfer, mixing and blending of multiple sluggish materials, National Bulk Equipment’s integrated mixing system includes an NBE lift-and-seal gaylord discharge system.
Equipped with a dual- or triple-nozzle hub and high-impact solid stream nozzles that rotate 360° in horizontal and vertical planes, the Spraying Systems TankJet 360 fluid-driven tank cleaner delivers a crisscrossing pattern to clean tanks up to 100 ft. in diameter and remove sticky residues.
Simplifying the monitoring and control of chlorine dioxide in a variety of applications for the food and beverage industry including clean-in-place sanitizing and rinsing operations, the ECD CDA-22 chlorine dioxide analyzer incorporates a CIO2 sensor, automated flow control device and analyzer/controller mounted on a PVC panel.