1. The New Dynamics of Listeria Environmental Control and Testing

    The importance of a strong and vigilant food safety culture within your organization is more important for today’s food processors and suppliers.

  2. Improving Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

    Tulip, one of Denmark’s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market, produces around 90 tons of sausages each day. A large proportion of these – about 60 tons a day – is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life. This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system.

  3. Rapid, Accurate, and Reliable: Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay

    The Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay is a rapid, highly accurate molecular assay test designed for food and environmental samples.

  4. Shelf Life Studies: Basics, Principles, And Concepts

    Shelf life studies are used to determine how long a product can reasonably be expected to maintain its quality, safety, and character. These studies take into account not only products’ functional qualities such as safety and effectiveness, but also cosmetic qualities such as color and texture that make them appealing to customers.

  5. The Cost Of Spilled Milk: Analyzing Product Loss In The Dairy Industry

    The international dairy industry accepts a “standard” lost product figure of 2-3 percent annually. Even with these low percentages, the loss can be very high in monetary terms. The cost of spilled milk is definitely worth shedding some tears. This article explains how to monitor and control product loss in the dairy industry.

  6. How Advanced Online Instrumentation Helps Food Processors Lower DAF Systems’ Costs

    Many food processors use dissolved air flotation (DAF) to remove fats, oils, and grease (FOG) and suspended solids from their wastewater streams. Advanced online instrumentation provides continuous, real time suspended solids measurement in DAF operations, which automates and optimizes polymer and coagulant feed regardless of wide load variations. The result: potential polymer savings of 20 to 30 percent.

  7. Greencore Foods Saves Time And Money With Waste Water Treatment Solution

    As a maker of cooking sauces, pickles, dips, and soft drinks, Greencore Foods has become a significant player in the food processing industry. However, the company’s effluent from food manufacturing contains an array of inorganic salts and organic components which enter the waste stream in part from the intense wash-down of processing tanks and lines during clean-inplace (CIP) procedures for product changeover. This article explains how the company overcame the challenges of managing its waste water treatment at its Selby, U.K. plant.

  8. Case Study: X-Ray Inspection Of Drink Powders And Spice Blends In Metalized Films

    A large, international food producer uses X-ray inspection systems to increase value creation in production. In addition to its high quality demands, this international food group has committed itself to the fight against food wastage. Following the principle, "What men eat must be pure," the company wants to ensure perfect product quality so that complete batches of food that may contain contaminations no longer have to be returned and destroyed, in turn reducing food waste. Such product recalls are expensive and — what is much more important — damaging to a company's image. In addition to comprehensive inspection procedures in every production stage, the measures also include the installation of product inspection systems in the packing lines prior to dispatch.

  9. A Guide To Foreign Object Detection And Quality Assurance

    Production in the food and beverage industries has become increasingly automated due to larger production volumes, increasing demands on quality, and higher costs. However, even when automated production systems are used, contamination of end products cannot be completely ruled out. Foreign object detection systems, such as metal detectors or x-ray inspection systems, ensure that contaminated products can be recognized and separated so that they never leave the production facility.

  10. Quality Systems Based On Global Food Safety Initiatives

    Customers and federal regulators expect more and more from food suppliers in today’s increasingly competitive and federally-monitored marketplace. New tools and technologies offer effective ways to meet those needs with easy implementation, reasonable costs, and immediate benefits. In this case study, sweets and spices purveyor Kalustyan reports on how product solutions are fueling growth.