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Films Provide Broad Range of Modified-Atmosphere Packaging

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Readers' Choice Awards 2004: Who supplies you with the best?

The best in plastic packaging

Regulatory Issues: Just what exactly is a food?

From the Food Expo Floor: Importance of OEM Replacement Scrape Surface Heat ...

Dock Equipment Raises the Bar for Food Safety

With food manufacturers focusing more on prevention than reaction when it comes to food safety, supply chain managers are looking carefully at the products they utilize everyday for their loading dock operations.

Optimizing Dust Collection in Food Manufacturing

Dust collectors are critical to maintaining a clean processing environment yet they may be an afterthought to other manufacturing equipment needs. Download this technical paper to find out what specific requirements food manufacturers should be aware of.

Infographic: Packaging Sustainability

Packaging equipment provider Shurtape takes a look at the growth of recycled packaging in this infographic.

Key Technology and Visys Enter into Merger Agreement

Automated sorting equipment manufacturer Key Technology and Visys NV, a provider of chute-fed in-air sorters used by food processors and waste recyclers, have entered into a merger agreement.

When should I use food-grade white oils in my manufacturing equipment?

Food-grade oils can act as an insurance policy in case of accidental contamination because they won’t ruin the food product; this is the best way to determine if you may need them in your operations.

Dual Wave H from Anritsu Detects Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Independently

Anritsu's Dual Wave H Metal Detection System is designed to ensure safe products on high-speed lines at packaging and food processing plants.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Anritsu Industrial Solutions

Heat and Control Fastback FDX Force Displacement Drives Convey Up to 2500 Pounds

FastBack FDX Force Displacement drives are 40% smaller than comparable inertia drive horizontal motion conveyors and convey up to 2,500 pounds.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Heat and Control

Hinds-Bock High Speed Hot Fill Machines Available in Variety of Speeds

Hinds-Bock has introduced high temperature hot fill machines that are suitable for a wide variety of products such as jams and jellies, sauces, soups, stew, cheese, peanut butter as well as non-food applications like cosmetics and grease.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Hinds-Bock 12P-06 High Speed Depositors Deposit Up to 1000 Units Per Minute

Hinds-Bock's new 12P-06 high speed depositors are designed for "Portion Control" sweet goods as-well-as Mini Muffins, Snack Cakes and Brownies.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

MCE's Tabletop Conveyors Handle a Diverse Range of Packages and Products

Modular Conveyor Express is displaying its Tabletop Conveyors line at the 2013 Pack Expo.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Modular Conveyor Express

NuTEC 745 Can Be Sanitized Minutes After Production

NuTEC Manufacturing offers an all hydraulic, microprocessor controlled, multi-outlet forming machine that is designed to maneuver plant wide.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
NuTEC

Anritsu's Detection360 Proprietary Inspection Process Advances Quality ...

The new Detection360 proprietary process secures all points of detection within the processing environment while reducing risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items in your products.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Anritsu Industrial Solutions

Indeck Power Equipment Company Assists Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Indeck generators and boilers help provide power to warehouses and food manufacturing plants.

Key Technology Introduces New Standard Iso-Flow Conveyor

Key Technology has introduced a new standard Iso-Flo conveyor and hygienic options for all other Iso-Flo vibratory conveyors.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Key Technology

Honeywell Model S Pressure Transducers Offer High Accuracy, Need Little ...

Honeywell's Model S Series of subminiature pressure transducers fit into tight spaces with little clearance, and accurately measure pressure ranges from 100 psi to 15000 psi.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Honeywell

Konica Minolta's NC-1 Non-Contact In-Line Color Measurement System Provides ...

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA) has announced the launch of its latest color measurement solution; the NC-1 non-contact in-line system.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

Sorter's laser technology improves packaged product quality

Sorter's laser technology improves packaged product quality

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Key Technology

WeighPack Systems Inc.

Bucket conveyor features flexible sizes, height ranges

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Weighpack Systems

360-Degree Full View Bottle Inspection System Available

The new system can inspect full or empty bottles of plastic or glass, in various colors and sizes up to 1.5 liters at line speeds of up to 400 bottles per minute.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Mettler Toledo

Refractometers Simple to Operate For Analyzing Flavors

Mettler Toledo Introduces a New Era of Density and Refractive Index Meters to the Flavor Industry

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Laboratory equipment

Manufacturer:
Mettler Toledo

Servo Controlled Depositors Can Spread Or Layer Batters, Toppings Into ...

Hinds-bock introduces its cake, pie and sweet goods topping systems.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

System Uses Telecentric Lens to Inspect Bottle Necks

Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision Delivers High Accuracy Inspection of Plastic Bottle Necks

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Mettler Toledo

Clamp Meter Transmits Readings to FLIR IR Cameras

Extech Instruments introduces the new EX845, a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter with new MeterLink technology and a built-in infrared thermometer.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Extech Instruments

Compact Pin Mill Fits Tight Spots

A new 18-inch diameter Centrifugal Impact Mill model CIM-18-SS from Munson Machinery provides coarse to fine grinding of friable materials into controlled particle sizes, as well as de-agglomerating and conditioning of dry solids.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Size reduction & cutting equipment

Manufacturer:
Munson Machinery

Kason Introduces Vibratory Screener For Wet/Dry Solids With High Oversize ...

Kason's External Kascade screener model K72-1K-SS screens wet or dry bulk materials containing a large percentage of oversize fractions.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Kason

Omega Introduces Handheld Thermometer Hygrometer Data Logger

Omega's RHXL3SD Handheld Thermometer Hygrometer Data Logger comes with a temperature-humidity probe that is used to make the first three types of measurement. Surface temperature measurements are made using an optional Type K or J thermocouple.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Omega Engineering

Heavy Duty Depositor Useful for Large Scale Production

Hinds-Bock's 18P-03 is a heavy duty industrial batter depositing machine.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Hinds-Bock Pie Depositing Machinery Handles Entire Range of Pies

Hinds-Bock Corporation manufactures pie depositing machinery for the entire range of pies including meat pies, fruit pies, custard pies, cream pies and pie toppings.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Unifiller Introduces Deco-Bot Robotic Decorator for Cake, Cookies, Cupcakes ...

Unifiller Systems has developed a new robotic decorating and finishing system called the Deco-Bot.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Extrusion

Manufacturer:
Unifiller

Heat and Control Batter Applicator and Multi-Zone Frying System Features ...

Over 35,000 finished pounds/hour (16,000 kg/hr) of crispy batter-coated french fries can be produced using Heat and Control's latest batter applicator and multi-zone fryer system.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Cookers, dryers & ovens

Manufacturer:
Heat and Control

Robot Sales Fall in North America

New orders received by North American based robotics companies fell 38% in the first half of 2006, according to statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

Liquid Packaging Pouch Film Allows for High Processing Speeds

Taisei Lamick packaging film for liquid packaging machines allows for higher filling speeds over sustained periods of time, and a higher quality finished product.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Taisei Lamick

Polypropylene Tubing A Replacement for Fluoropolymer Tubing

New Age Industries introduces Prolite polypropylene tubing, a semi-rigid product made from an NSF-61 compound and used in food processing and beverage transfer.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Pipes & Tubing

Manufacturer:
New Age Industries

Flexicon Introduces Multi-Purpose Low Profile Filler

Multi-Purpose Filler introduced by Flexicon, dispenses bulk solid materials into boxes, drums and bulk bags, by weight

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Form/fill/seal

Manufacturer:
Flexicon

Key Technology Introduces FoodSafetyPro

Key Technology introduced FoodSafetyPro for food processors looking to improve their recordkeeping in accordance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Safe Quality Food certification, and/or Global Food Safety Initiative certification.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Automation & control systems

Manufacturer:
Key Technology

Hypobromous Acid Antimicrobial Available For Meat

Birko Corporation is distributing HB2 from Enviro Tech, a new Hypobromous Acid chemistry for use as an antimicrobial on meat.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Birko Corporation

Industrial Weighing Computers Built For Harsh Environments

Flintec And Noax Create Rugged Industrial Weighing Computers

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Automation & control systems

Manufacturer:
Flintec

Bulk Bag Discharging System Transfers Material To Silos

Flexicon's Bulk Bag Discharger transfers material from bulk bags into bulk storage vessels at locations unable to receive the material by rail or bulk truck.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Flexicon

Antimicrobial-charged garments help mitigate cross-contamination

New-technology sanitary garments

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
G&K Services

UL/cUL-Listed coolers are available on UL 508A enclosures

Noren Products announces UL/cUL Listed Compact Cabinet Coolers for use on UL 508A enclosures

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Refrigeration & freezing

Manufacturer:
Noren Products

Dual Sensors Can Detect Long and Short Stroke Cylinders

Turck announces its BIM-UNT line of compact cylinder position sensors has been expanded to include a new dual sensor for detecting long and short stroke cylinders in stamping, sorting, conveying and other material handling applications.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Automation & control systems

Manufacturer:
Turck

Quick Freeze Racking Zone Cuts Blast Freezing Expenses in Half

Tippmann Group's Quick Freeze Racking Zone can save users up to 50% on their utilities and labor associated with blast freezing.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Refrigeration & freezing

Manufacturer:
Tippmann Group

Six-Inch Storage Bins Provide Better Space Utilization for Food Processing ...

New 6-inch High Shelfmax Bins Provide Better Storage Capacity, Space Utilization

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Akro-Mils

37,000 Watt Steam Cleaners Offer Cleaning Power for the Food Industry

Daimer's Ultra 10370C series offers dense steam, non-stop productivity and steel construction for improved productivity.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Daimer Industries

Oil Skimmer Provides Removes Grease and Oil from Food Processing Wastewater

Abanaki Corporation offers the Oil Grabber Model 8 oil skimmer for the food processing industry where plant maintenance engineers are looking for the lowest cost, most reliable method of removing food greases and oils from the wastewater stream.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Filtration

Manufacturer:
Abanaki

Peanut Butter Filler Precisely Fills All Peanut Butter Formulas

Heavy duty industrial filling machine can be changed over from one size container to another in minutes without any change parts.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Mixing & blending

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Heavy Duty Cam Operated Couplings Available in Four Materials

Solutions for Both Industrial and Food Applications

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Pumps & valves

Manufacturer:
New Age Industries

Checkweigher Uses Two Technologies In One System To Save Time and Money

Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed introduced the XS3 AdvanChek X-ray CombiWeigher, which combines checkweighing and x-ray inspection technologies in one space-saving system.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Weighing/checkweighing

Manufacturer:
Mettler-Toledo Safeline

Renewable Plant-Based Packaging Uses Raw Materials

Clear Lam Packaging Creates New Renewable Plant-Based Packaging For Snyder's of Hanover

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Clear Lam Packaging

Double Dump Valve Feeds And Moves Material Efficiently

Aerodyne's Double Dump Gate Valves provide jam-free operation with chunky and abrasive materials up to 750°F

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Pumps & valves

Manufacturer:
Aerodyne Environmental

Vacuum And Gas-Flush Sealers Measure And Control Package Sealing Temperatures

Setting ideal and long-term vacuum and gas-flush package sealing temperature conditions is now possible with Fuji Impulse’s LOS Series Sealers.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Form/fill/seal

Manufacturer:
Fuji Impulse

Power Distribution Center is Resource-Efficient

Mennekes' Amaxx power distribution system saves labor, materials and space.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Automation & control systems

Manufacturer:
Mennekes

Dock Levelers Provide Smooth Transition for Heavy Loads

High-capacity dock levelers feature smooth-transition technology for safer, more productive lift truck travel with heavy loads.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Rite-Hite

Open Chute Box Dumper Allows For Discharge Of Free-Flowing Materials

The Open Chute Box Dumper hydraulically tips boxes at 45 or 60 degrees beyond horizontal, allowing safe, complete discharge of free- and non-free-flowing bulk material.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Flexicon

Software Delivers Mobile Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

New mobile software product for the food distribution industry reduces costs, accelerates time to revenue and increases customer satisfaction.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Software

Manufacturer:
Airclic

Net Print Server Application Provides Web Browser-Based Interface

Tharo Systems' Print Server empowers processors to print labels from a web browser regardless of their Operating System and without having to install any software.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Labeler

Manufacturer:
Tharo Systems

Sanitary Mixers Meet the Challenges of Aseptic Processes

Chemineer Inc. features a range of sanitary mixing solutions for aseptic processes that can perform at different levels in food processing applications.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Chemineer

New Indicator Bins Offer Effective Inventory Control At A Glance

Akro-Mils' organizing bins utilizes a bi-color mold to achieve a two-toned bin which can be used to designate inventory reserves.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Akro-Mils

New Size Of Easy Flow Gravity Hopper Provides More Organizational Efficiency

Akro-Mils introduces a smaller size bin and new rack design for its innovative Easy Flow Gravity Hopper system.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Akro-Mils

Spirax Sarco Redesigns Float and Thermostatic Trap

The Steam Trap Series is designed in stainless steel material

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Fluid handling

Manufacturer:
Spirax Sarco

Seamless Floor System Available for Sustainability-Minded Projects

Stonhard Introduces Stonclad G2, A High-Performing, Seamless Floor System for sustainability-minded projects.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Flooring & paints

Manufacturer:
Stonhard

Sanitary Probes with Integral Transmitter Meet Standards for Clean-in-Place ...

Omega's 3-A Approved PRS-TMM12 series transducers are designed for use in sanitary or hygienic CIP applications in the food processing industry.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Omega Engineering

Integrity Seal Technology To Dramatically Reduce Packaging

International Food Partners has introduced a new sealing technology for flexible packaging can save food manufacturers thousands of tons of film per year.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
International Food Partners

Badger Tag & Label Repositionable Adhesives Stick Like Permanent

Badger Tag & Label Corporation is working with a supplier to develop an adhesive that offers a permanent hold, but that is also re-positionable.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Badger Tag & Label

Double Planetary Mixers Help Prevent Climb, Improve Efficiency

Ross Double Planetary Mixers incorporate design features to help food processors improve the efficiency of high viscosity mixing processes.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Mixing & blending

Manufacturer:
Charles Ross & Son

Flexicon Offers Plant-Wide Weigh Batching System

The Plant-wide Weigh Batching System from Flexicon can weigh up to seven major ingredients and unlimited minor ingredients simultaneously.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Flexicon

Hinds-Bock Hopper Tilts For Rapid Sanitizing

Hinds-Bock multiple piston and servo driven pump fillers are designed with features to allow them to be quickly sanitized for maximum production uptime.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Yaskawa Introduces Junma AC Servo

Yaskawa America introduced its Junma AC Servo which provides and alternative to traditional stepper technology. The plug and play design requires no parameter settings or gain adjustments.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Motors & drives

Manufacturer:
Yaskawa

USDA and AG Canada-Approved Dual Piston Depositors Offer Cost-Savings

Hinds-Bock's Dual Piston 2P-64 Filler/Depositors can deposit large, delicate particulates damage free.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Form/fill/seal

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Key Technology Introduces New Wet Spinach Sorting System

Key Technology has introduced a Wet Spinach Sorting System for frozen and canned spinach processing lines.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sorter

Manufacturer:
Key Technology

December 2009 Equipment Round Up - Mixing and blending

Antimicrobial solution provides spray-on safety

Antimicrobial solution provides spray-on safety

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Fresh-Cut Core Removal System Eliminates Manual Coring

Key Technology's onCore combines a vibratory density separation shaker with a camera/laser sorter for the processing of iceberg and romaine lettuces in bagged salads.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sorter

Manufacturer:
Key Technology

Economical Solution for Integrated Product Inspection

The Hi-Speed XC3 CombiChecker delivers an economical integrated inspection solution for tight spaces.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Weighing/checkweighing

Manufacturer:
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed

Label Printer Applies Labels To Leading Side of Conveyor Moving Products

The PA1200fa Front Apply Label Printer/Applicator is available using the Tharo H-Series direct thermal or thermal transfer printers with print resolutions of 203 or 300 dpi.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Labeler

Manufacturer:
Tharo Systems

Inventory Lot Traceability Now Available for EAM Application

Revere Inc. Adds Inventory Lot Traceability Features to Immpower R6

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Software

Manufacturer:
Revere

RFID Wizard Available For Labeling Software

Tharo System's RFID Wizard prompts users for the necessary information and EasyLabel will do the rest.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Labeler

Manufacturer:
Tharo Systems

October 2009 Equipment Round Up - Packaging Materials

August 2009 Equipment Roundup - Weighing and Checkweighing

Total Lubricants USA, Inc.

Total Lubricants USA, Inc., formerly Keystone Lubricants, now offers a slide chart that enables users to match the correct Nevastane H1 food grade lubricant to the specific application.

How to launch a new manufacturing line

Consulting engineers can be great allies in expanding or changing your process, but only you can impress on them the unique needs of your company and your plant.

Horizontal motion conveyor moves delicate leaf products with no sticking or ...

Heat and Control's FastBack 260E horizontal motion conveyor moves delicate leaf products with no sticking or layering in the pan

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Heat and Control

Do European Standards Compare to 3-A?

Food processing plant experts answer your questions about U.S. and European hygienic standards.

Automated testing solution improves food contaminant detection

Applied Biosystems and its joint venture partner, MDS Sciex, on May 30 unveiled the first automated system for better detection of food contaminants, such as pesticides, dyes, mold-related toxins, and chemical and antibiotic residues.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Applied Biosystems & MDS Sciex

Benchtop analyzer receives an upgrade

Arizona Instrument's benchtop analyzer receives an upgrade

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Laboratory equipment

Manufacturer:
Arizona Instrument

Motion Conveyor Offers Fast, Sanitary Movement of Fresh Chicken

Tenders, strips, boneless breasts and other fresh chicken parts are easily conveyed with the FastBack 260E horizontal motion conveyor from Heat and Control.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
Heat and Control

SPX Process Equipment

Bring on the heat!

Cost, quality and safety concerns of food processors drive improvements in heat transfer systems.

Energy Costs Force Cooking Innovation

Energy costs are forcing innovations on the traditional cooking processes.

More Choices on Restaurant Menus in 2008

Name of the game for restaurant menus in 2008 – more choices

Food Processors Scramble to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Operating costs and the environment have food processors scrambling to reduce carbon emissions.

CT3 Measures Texture at a Fraction of the Cost

The CT3 Texture Analyzer is a powerful, low-cost, stand-alone instrument that features not only the traditional Compression Mode, but also the latest Tension Mode.

Predictive Maintenance Environment in Food Processing Plants Provides Early ...

Maintenance is moving from preventive to predictive mode with condition monitoring, maintenance system upgrades and the promise of easier integration.

Meat and poultry: Make it fast, keep it safe

Amid recession, recalls and regulations, plants make strides to marry safety with efficiency gains.

What Will We Do When R-22 is Phased Out?

How will the phasing out of R-22 impact your plant's refrigeration?

Extreme Makeovers for Processing Plants

Need to give your plant a facelift? Start with materials and designs that spell safety, cleanliness and a spankin’ new look.

X-ray inspection system detects contaminants in cans

Mettler-Toledo Safeline introduces its CanChek x-ray inspection system.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Inspection equipment

Manufacturer:
Mettler-Toledo Safeline

Hormel Remains Solid in Year of Financial Chaos

In a year that ends with financial chaos, Hormel remains as solid as at any time in its 117-year-history.

Confessions of a Food Engineer

How the engineering function at food plants has changed: 'I don’t manage projects anymore; I manage the process of managing projects.'

Processors Leverage Automation to Speed Up Packaging Changeovers

Processors are leveraging automation to speed up changeovers and remain competitive in the face of new customer demands.

Pilot Plants Test Production and Products

Pilot plant facilities offer cost-effective opportunities to test the tools of production and new products in a real food manufacturing environment.

New Places to Look for Energy Savings

Lowering pressures, plugging air leaks and updating your motors can have a huge impact on your plant’s energy efficiency.

Risky Business - Counterfeit and Fake Parts

The savings can be short-term when replacing OEM parts and assemblies with ones of questionable origin.

Synthetic Refrigerant Demand Sinks

Demand chills for synthetic refrigerants on the eve of a 2010 phase-out; Nestle leads the way to a cool, all-natural future.

Inpro/Seal Company Develops a Cost Justification Worksheet

Cost Justification Worksheet is available as a downloadable Excel spreadsheet on FoodProcessing.com.

Mars Discusses Product Development Process

R&D, marketing and plant ops sift through a pipeline full of product ideas with supply chain playing a pivotal role.

Hormel Pursues Green-Building LEED Certification for Plant

For a new shelf-stable meals plant, Hormel will pursue green-building LEED certification. We’ll follow the plant throughout the process.

Supply Chain Pressures Cause for Conflict

Who’s managing whom? In a year of unprecedented pressures, our exclusive joint survey finds a tug of war between food processors

Top 10 Food Processing Articles from 2008

We wrote them. You viewed them. Here are the top 10 Food Processing articles from 2008.

Survey Shows Mixed Feelings on Outsourcing

Our joint survey on contracting-out production, R&D and other functions finds a lot of mixed feelings.

PMMI and FPSA Part Ways After Healthy Pack/Process Expo

PMMI and FPSA part ways, but not before a reasonably healthy Pack/Process Expo.

Shaft-Sealing Technology Ends Maintenance Problems at Ribbon Blender

Novel shaft-sealing technology solves a chocolate plant’s maintenance woes.

Designing Food Safety Into Your Plant

Don't make food safety an afterthought. Carefully planning the design and materials used in your plant can help insure the safety of your food production.

Contract Manufacturing and Packaging Gain Mind-Share

Contract manufacturing and contract packaging are gaining mind-share among food processors as their companies strive to improve operational efficiency, shorten time to market and improve cost control.

Plant Moisture Control

Once-ignored USDA requirements for condensation control are compelling processors to take a closer look at humidity problems. Also: tips on choosing between desiccant and mechanical dehumidifiers.

Detecting Foreign Matter

Advances in detection technologies are helping to make the food supply safer than ever. Plus, these machines can do other things, as well.

Food Plants of the Future: Not Bigger, Just Smarter

The next generation of food and beverage production facilities will be sanitary, flexible, more pleasant to work in and self-sustaining.

When Do I Need To Use Food-Grade Oils?

The second in a series of monthly columns addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

New Multilingual Website for Boyd Food Machinery

International food machinery business launches new improved website.

DV-M2 Industrial Dry Vacuum Provides Maximum Filtration

The DV-M2 industrial dry vacuum uses 21.53 square feet of filter material that is pulled and pleated into pockets, drastically increasing the surface area of the filter and providing maximum filtration of fine particles.

Atlas Copco Offers OIl-Free Air Compressors

Atlas Copco announces a new ISO 8573-1 Class 0 certificate for oil-free air compressors in the centrifugal, tooth, scroll and water-injected screw ranges.

Baldor Electric V*S Adjustable Speed Drive Provides Ultimate Control

The V*S Drive line includes two high-performance, adjustable-speed AC drives with powerful processors and advanced design features, three microdrive models offering a cost-effective solution for basic adjustable speed applications and a pump/fan drive designed to provide the control needed for ...

Breddo Likwifier Dissolves and Disperses Virtually Any Food Product

The Breddo Likwifier is designed to dissolve solids or semi-solids where time, temperature and complete hydration are important.

BT100 Series High Performance Roller Drive Offers Longer Operating Life

The BT100 Series is a high-performance, brush-type roller drive that provides a cost-effective, motorized-driven roller solution for light or intermittent duty warehouse or manufacturing material handling applications.

Processing Innovation is Alive and Well

Processing innovation is alive and well. We look at five technologies of tomorrow that are available today (or soon): supersonic processing, high-pressure sterilization, bioseparation, radio frequency heating and carbon dioxide extrusion.

Next-Generation Manufacturing Models Taking Hold in Food Industry

The food industry may not be ready for lights-out automation, but some next-generation manufacturing models are taking hold.

Hirzel Canning Reduces Energy Costs with Common-Sense Process Improvement

Hirzel Canning reduces natural gas and electric costs with incremental, common-sense process improvements.

Why is our maintenance strategy so difficult?

MRO Q&A is a monthly problem-solving column for maintenance, repair and operational issues.

New Look Brings New Features

In November’s column, you learned FoodProcessing.com recently underwent a redesign. This month we turn our attention to the real meat and potatoes of the website: Topics and Resource Centers.

Bearing Isolators

Food processes promise greener processing, cleaner labels and higher-quality food

Inspection Technologies Keep Quality High in Packaging Systems

X-ray, metal detection and vision technologies keep the quality in your packaging systems.

Are Capital Spending Fortunes Improving?

Several companies are placing big bets on the recovery by building 'world's largest' processing plants.

It's Time for Open RFID

The software industry had Linux. What will RFID users have to "open" up their systems? It's time to put enabling technology in the hands of the masses, argues Daniel Deavours.

MRO Strategies Mean Money in the Bank

Redundant purchasing and poor inventory management have cost companies millions of dollars for generations. Find mountains of savings in new and improved MRO management.

Last-Minute Production Problems with Dry Mix for Chili

When Brian Yager, corporate research chef for Archer Daniels Midland, set out to create an easy to use, versatile dry mix for chili, his team had to overcome a last-minute production problem.

Automation Makes its Way Across the Plant Floor

Slowly but surely, robotics, vision systems and information networks are working their way across the plant floor.

Plant Procedures to Keep Allergens Out of Your Products

An allergen in your product or processing area could prove tragic to company and consumer. These plant procedures can help keep your products true to their ingredient statements.

2006 Processor of the Year: Kellogg Co.

The $4.5 billion Keebler acquisition taught Kellogg lessons in manufacturing efficiency and to look to employees for ways to cut plant costs.

2008 Annual Manufacturing Survey: Safety Main Priority, But Green Catching Up

Food safety is still the chief concern of processors, but the ‘green’ trend shot up the charts too; 77 percent see growth this year.

Let's Put 2008 Behind Us

I’m putting this dismal year behind me and planning for a busy and prosperous 2009.

Packaging Improvements Occur When Film Suppliers And Machine Builders ...

Collaborations between film suppliers and machine builders are delivering form/fill/seal systems that produce food containers with improved seal integrity and other benefits.

Downsizing Leaves Holes in Innovation and Engineering Talent

A decade of downsizing has sent former food industry innovators to engineering firms -- where anybody can hire them.

What Processors are Doing to Improve Energy Management

Energy management suddenly has taken on grave importance. Read what Tyson, ConAgra, Publix and other processors are doing to reduce consumption and find alternatives.

How Worthwhile is Lube and Oil Analysis?

September's MRO Q&A answers your questions about lubrication and oil analysis in the food processing industry

MRO Q&A: A Reasonable Figure for Maintenance Downtime

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

Advances In Packaging Deliver Fast Meals With Good Taste

Advances in microwavable and dual-ovenable packaging deliver meals fast and easy without surrendering taste or texture.

High Pressure Eliminates Need for Heat Sterilization

Food processes promise greener processing, cleaner labels and higher-quality food

Keeping the Metal Out of Food

Metal detectors are the final defense as Quali Tech blends flavors for food processors.

Mixing at the Speed of Sound

Food processes promise greener processing, cleaner labels and higher-quality food

Conveyor selection: It's all about throughput

Speed alone kills; maximum throughput for your line must acknowledge buffers and accumulators.

Automated System Speeds Bagging by Thirty Percent

Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods maintains its growth and success with automation seen at Pack Expo.

Keeping Floors Hygienic Begins at Installation

Keeping your plant floors hygienically clean is a process that begins at installation.

Adding Ingredients Under Vacuum Prevents Air Inclusion

Adding ingredients under vacuum and other solutions to mixing and blending challenges.

Modern Expectations For Breakfast Foods Present Challenges For Plant ...

Plant managers wrestle with realities where the need for innovation mingles with the need for productivity.

Safety TOPS concerns for coming year

Our Manufacturing Survey spotlights 2003 issues

Healthful flour alternatives

Modern manufacturing practices are practically built around flour, making it a difficult ingredient to substitute for in the production of low-carb foods.

Manufacturing concerns for a scary new world

Food safety, plant security, traceability among top issues for 2004

Offset Research and Development Costs with Tax Credit

Updated regulations may offer a new means for increasing your bottom line.

2005 Annual Manufacturing Trends Survey

Food safety is still everyone's top concern, but recruiting workers to make our food is a growing worry.

Meat Safety Under the Microscope

The initial bull market for beef created huge trade for low-priced, good quality meat. But it also opened the door to food safety and health issues.

Make the Dietary Guidelines Mandatory

Maybe the time has come for a little health fascism. Historically, it made for well-disciplined railroad schedules.

Top Prototypes at 2005 IFT Show

Top prototypes at the IFT show focused on fitness, flavor and fiber.

The 21st Century Food Manufacturing Organization

Five years into the new millennium, a handful of manufacturing visionaries assesses the current state of American food processing and whether it’s prepared for the future.

Tamper-Evident Features Protect from Tainting and Sampling

From tapes and bands to light-emitting polymers, tamper-evident features protect products (and processors) from tainting and sampling.

2006 Manufacturing Survey

Once again, food safety is manufacturers’ No. 1 concern - but Osama, Katrina and Reddy Kilowatt are out there, too.

McDonalds Asks Consumers to Make Wise Choices

McDonald’s is fighting a battle for the entire food industry, putting nutrition facts on wrappers and asking consumers to make wise choices.

Prototype Products at the 2006 IFT Show

IFT’s prototype products sizzle with innovation.

Five Tips on Making the Most of your Portable Blenders

Five tips on how to make the best use of your portable mixers.

Applying Lean to Sanitation

A recent FSIS notice allows for extended time between cleanups; lean sanitation can get you there and safely save you 33 percent in costs.

2006 Processor of the Year: Kellogg Co.

Its 2001 acquisition of Keebler not only grew the company and brought it into the world of snacks, it forced a financial and manufacturing discipline that serves Kellogg well today.

2007 Annual Manufacturing Survey - Labor Pains

Food safety remains the top concern in our sixth annual Manufacturing Trends Survey, with labor issues and energy also topping the worry list.

2007 Readers' Choice Awards: Winner’s Circle

Wellness Foods announces the winners of its fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the best suppliers of nutritional ingredients.

Sara Lee’s New Kitchen

Sara Lee Corp., for years based in Chicago, still is getting situated in suburban Downers Grove, Ill.

Feeding the Nutrition-Expert Frenzy

Judging by the endless booths sampling healthy foods at this year's Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., March 8-11, one wonders why we aren't the leanest and fittest nation on earth.

Note to Beverage Ops on Nutraceuticals

While ease of consumption and portability makes it easier to provide nutraceutical ingredients and botanicals through beverages rather than supplements, these ingredients also pose major formulation challenges.

Renovate Today to Shorten Downtime Tomorrow

Thorough planning, modern design tools and an instinct for the unexpected are key ingredients in your recipe for fast and efficient plant renovation and expansion.

Flexible Packaging Leads the Way

Retortable, microwaveable pouches and flexible packs that can 'breathe' are leading the way.

Supplier Collaboration Creates Successful Products

Six successful products that resulted from intimate collaboration with ingredient suppliers.

2007 R&D Survey - Marketing Plays a Bigger Role than Before

Our annual survey finds marketing playing a much bigger role in every step of the product development process.

Report from Worldwide Food Expo 2007

Where's the next trend? Food Processing's editors scour the expo to report the industry's latest and greatest.

Contract Pest Control Programs Keep the Bugs Away

In addition to pest control, programs provide valuable third-party record-keeping.

Hygiene Vital for Food Processors

Recent food scares remind processors: Pay attention to the basics of personnel hygiene.

FoodProcessing.com’s New Look

Take a tour of our newly redesigned website.

Milk: Processed to Death?

The U.S. dairy industry is pasteurizing the life out of the milk supply, says one engineer turned 'dairy evangelist.' Could Snowville Creamery's minimal processing approach hold the key to reversing the white stuff's 30-year market decline?

Food Safety Case History: Keeping on Eye on the Cranberries

Optical sorter helps L&S Cranberry pack quality fruit with no foreign material.

Free E-Book Offer: Automation and Conveying Systems

Our free E-Book offers expert vendor content on conveyors and belts for the food and beverage manufacturing industry. <a href="http://www.keysurvey.com/f/688892/a34f/" target="_blank"> Download the e-book</a></p>

E-Book: Equipping Your Plant With Economy, Flexibility

How can you get faster returns on your investments for your capital needs? We've assembled this e-handbook to help you start your deliberations.

2006 Pack, Process, and Converting Expos Share McCormick Place

Pack, Process and Converting Expos share McCormick Place Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

Ecolink Allows Proactive Management of Carbon and Energy Footprint

Ecolink is an energy and carbon analytics platform that allows decision-makers to proactively manage their energy and carbon footprint.

Production Operations: How to Retrofit an Aging Plant

Food processors are retrofitting aging facilities to get more out of their capital budgets. But heed these "rules of retro" before you bring your plant into the 21st century.

Tyson Plants Reflect 'Most Admired' Reputation

Twice in the past three years, Tyson has topped the Fortune magazine list of "America’s Most Admired Companies." Nowhere is Tyson’s savvy more evident than in the operations of its 300-plus facilities in 26 states and 20 nations.

Continuous Processing - A Recipe for Success

Continuous processing brings restaurant-fresh salsa to retail shelves.

Employee Hygiene Goes Hand-in-Hand with Food Safety

Employee hygiene goes ‘hand in hand’ with food safety.

Plant Operations Experts Answer Your Plant-Floor Questions

We’ve assembled a panel of plant operations experts to answer any question you have on plant-floor issues. To pose a question, go to www.FoodProcessing.com/ClarionKC.

What's the Best Way to Control Moisture in Electronic Devices?

We’ve assembled a panel of plant operations experts to answer any question you have on plant-floor issues.

Change to New Materials Saves Thousands

Change to heating tubes and blades saves thousands of dollars for Gehl's Guernsey Farms.

Muffin Processing Solutions

Warren E. Schier, CEC, the executive chef of national accounts for Rich Products Corp. tells how he once sang those ol' Muffin Blues.

Quadrupling Packaging Efficiency, Lowering Cost

Paramount Farms keeps up with soaring almond demand with machinery seen first-hand at Pack Expo.

Editor's Plate: Consumer Optimism High

Our own readers’ survey and comments at the CAGNY meeting indicate optimism.

Food Processing's Readers' Choice Awards Survey

Food Processing's Readers' Choice Awards Survey and Investment Plans survey will help us help you make more informed business decisions in 2009.

Clos du Bois Automates A Centuries-Old Process; Improves Efficiency

Clos du Bois winery improves bottling efficiency 20 percent with 21st century information systems.

Ingredients and Processing Under One Roof

FPSA's Process Expo joins IFT's Food Expo for the first time this July.

NSF International Announces 2010 Food Safety Leadership Award Winners

Annual awards recognizes outstanding leadership in food safety.

Key Technology Expands Online Training Program to Include Manta Sorters

Key's web-based training program now includes 60 modules that cover the hardware, software, and G6 user interface of Manta, Optyx, Tegra, and ADR as well as Iso-Flo vibratory shakers.

IFT Returns To New Orleans With Volunteer Programs

Three years after just beating Hurricane Katrina, the Institute of Food Technologists returns to New Orleans with volunteer programs to aid the city.

Market Drives New Steel Can Features

Market dynamics drive new can features, ranging from ease of opening to microwaveability.

Nutrition Trends: Kosher in the Mainstream

The perception of higher quality is pushing kosher - a Hebrew word meaning 'fit' - well into the mainstream.

Fiber Fortification with Gums and Starches

The revised USDA dietary guidelines could open the floodgates to high-fiber foods, giving some old ingredients new purpose and life.

2005 Pack Expo/FPME Held in Las Vegas

Amidst the glitz and neon lights of Las Vegas, more than 1,000 companies will demonstrate the latest technologies September 26-28 at Pack Expo Las Vegas and the Food Processing Machinery Expo (FPME).

Healthful Ingredients Dominate 2005 IFT Show

More healthful ingredients dominated IFT’s steamy New Orleans show.

Kosherfest 2005 Exhibits Merging Trends

Kosherfest 2005 showed that the merger of the food industry's two hottest trends is no mixed marriage.

December 2005 Packaging Roundup

A new, DuPont-sponsored survey found that nearly three quarters of U.S. consumers (72 percent) are willing to pay more for improved food and beverage packaging that guarantees freshness. This roundup of packaging materials will help processors meet consumers' expectations.

Cleaning Without Chemicals

Sometimes the solution is not a solution, but rather steam, gas or a silver bullet.

Chef Finds Multiple Uses for Vacuum Packaging Machine

The owners and kitchen staff of a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant have discovered a host of time- and labor-saving uses for their new vacuum chamber machine.

What Does China's Emerging Superpower Status Mean for You?

China is a subject every businessman ought to get a handle on. So we at Food Processing have put together a webcast on the topic.

June 2006 Ingredient Round-Up - Fats and Oils

This showcase offers 14 lipid products to sample and savor; 14 ways to add function and flavor.

Sanitation and Summer Pest Control

Pests are common vectors of foodborne illness, carrying pathogens ranging from E. coli to Salmonella. Excellent sanitation is the first line of defense against pests because it removes many of the food and water sources essential to their survival. Food safety professionals should review their ...

Kosher Foodservice Grows Rapidly

Kosher also is growing rapidly in the foodservice sector, but the formulation and handling restrictions are just as considerable as they are for packaged foods.

Batch Standard 'Revolutionizes' Brewhouse Operations

ISA's S88 batch management standard to "facilitate and homogenize control of our batch processes" has revolutionized the beverage industry, according to Francisco Kellerhoff, corporate automation manager for Venezuela's Polar Brewery, and keynote speaker at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum at...

Editor's Plate: Who Are the Best Suppliers?

There's a lot of collective wisdom in the voices of 416 food industry professionals.

Well Noted: 2007 Annual Meat Conference

The 2007 Annual Meat Conference, sponsored by the American Meat Institute and the Food Marketing Institute includes new session on kosher- and halal-certification megatrends.

School Drink Vending Packages Have a Whole New Look

Aseptic processing and packaging helps milk replace soda in vending machines ... and is getting a lot of interest from other applications.

Electrical Connectors Withstand Harsh Environments

A carton and plastic packaging systems manufacturer and a packaging machinery manufacturer each had various problems with the electrical connectors they were using. Learn how they improved operations by changing connnectors.

Wellness Foods HealthBites November/December 2007

What's happening in the world of nutrition and health.

Mass Production Meets Custom Manufacturing at Mars

It’s a blend of new and déjà vu in Mars’ Hackettstown, N.J., plant, where the 21st century technology of My M&M’S meets the 24-hour production of an American icon.

Are My M&Ms a Glimpse into the Future?

My M&M’S created new opportunities for personalization at Mars Direct.

New Green Products And Techniques For Plant Sanitation

New products and techniques can effectively kill the bugs in environmentally friendly ways.

Plant Closings for Tyson and Dean Foods

Closings eliminate nearly 190 jobs

MRO Q&A: How to Properly Dispose of Oil

We’ve assembled a panel of plant operations experts to answer any question you have on plant-floor issues. To pose a question, go to www.FoodProcessing.com/ClarionKC.

IFT and Process Expo: One Time, Two Shows

For the first and only time, IFT Food Expo and FPSA Process Expo shared Chicago's McCormick Place.

MRO Q&A: Cut OEE Costs While Maintaining Efficiencies

A reader asks how to cut costs without decreasing operational efficiencies.

National Starch unveils Texture Center of Excellence

National Starch's Texture Center of Excellence creates opportunities to collaborate with processors in the exploration and optimization of textures for enhancing and improving food formulations.

Company Takes Stock of Its Achievements and Looks Ahead

2009 marks the 55th anniversary for NewAge Industries

ID Technology

ID Technology, a Fort Worth, Texas-based provider of labeling, coding and marking solutions, announced June 21 that its Knock-Down Carton Label Printer Applicator system now applies printed and encoded RFID labels.

Improving Productivity with Limited Automation

Brown and Haley improves productivity 10 percent while keeping manual packing with machines found at Pack Expo.

Integrating RFID into Food Manufacturing

Wells' Dairy may have been the first food company to integrate RFID into its existing control architecture, thereby improving its processes.

New Techniques for Tracing Ingredients

It’s like CSI: New scientific techniques can uncover the source of pathogens, contamination, even genetic modification … in foods and their ingredients.

Wixon Breaks Ground On New Innovation Center For Culinary & Protein

Wixon, Inc., a national food ingredients company in the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis, broke ground Monday, March 17, for a culinary center to create, test and demonstrate food specialties and to develop new meat products.

Network communication software allows G6 systems to easily interface with ...

Key Technology introduces network communication software that allows G6 systems to easily interface with plant networks

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Software

Manufacturer:
Key Technology

Durable hose features a food-grade nitrile rubber blend that meets FDA standards

NewAge Food and Beverage Hose features a food-grade nitrile rubber blend that meets FDA standards

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
New Age Industries

Flooring reduces downtime for the food and beverage industry

Sherwin-Williams FasTop Flooring System is designed for use in USDA-inspected facilities.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Flooring & paints

Manufacturer:
Sherwin-Williams

Synthetic food machinery grease provide long machine life while reducing ...

Total Lubricants’ Nevastane SFG grease provide long machine life, while reducing contamination problems.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Lubricants

Manufacturer:
Total Lubricants

Leak-free PFA fittings are now stocked in twelve styles

NewAge Industries' Pureloc leak-free PFA fittings are now stocked in twelve styles

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Form/fill/seal

Manufacturer:
New Age Industries

Solvent-free Aliphatic Urethane Resin Meets VOC Requirements

Henkel Corporation has introduced two versatile and durable translucent aliphatic waterborne urethane resins used in formulating industrial water-based coatings.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Flooring & paints

Manufacturer:
Henkel Corporation

Pasta Dough Mixing Machine Provides Shorter Mix Times And Increased Production

Lowe Industries' new pasta dough mixer features an innovative agitator design that provides shorter mix times, increased production reliability, flexibility and faster dough development with a reduction in energy consumption.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Mixing & blending

Manufacturer:
Lowe Industries

Electric Pressure Calibrator Features a Built-in Electric Pump

With the built-in electric pump, the Fluke 719 provides pressure calibration at your fingertips.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Fluke Corporation

Milliamp Process Clamp Meter Measures 4-20 mA Signals Without Breaking the Loop

Measure 4-20 mA signals without breaking the loop with the Fluke 771 compact clamp meter for PLC and control systems analog I/O.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Fluke Corporation

Documenting Process Calibrator Does the Work of Several Tools

The Fluke 744 combines HART communication capability to deliver an integrated communicating calibrator.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Fluke Corporation

Precision Multifunction Process Calibrator Measures and Sources Almost All ...

The Fluke 726 Precision Multifunction Process Calibrator is designed specifically for the Process Industry with workload coverage, calibration power and accuracy in mind.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Fluke Corporation

Industrial Logging Multimeter Comes with a Built-in Data Logger to Record ...

The Fluke 289 high performance multimeter is designed to meet the challenges of today's industrial and field service professionals involved in the installation, maintenance or support of facilities or critical systems.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Fluke Corporation

Multimeter with Non-Contact Voltage Is Designed for Electricians

The Fluke 117 multimeter has the features and the functions professional electricians need to get the job done.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Fluke Corporation

Infrared and Contact Thermometer Comes Equipped with an Innovative Graphical ...

With a straight-forward user interface and soft-key menus, the two-in-one Fluke 568 infrared and contact thermometer makes even complex measurements easy.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Fluke Corporation

Redesigned Photoelectric Sensors Facilitate Sensor Installation, Adjustment ...

Baumer has redesigned its line of Series 14 photoelectric sensors with a number of improvements that facilitate sensor installation, adjustment and operation.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Baumer Ltd.

Automated Cleaning System Keeps Material Washing Systems Flowing

Appleton Manufacturing's AutoRotator helps ensure proper shower performance and eliminates maintenance downtime cleaning clogged nozzles.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Appleton Manufacturing

Chub Packaging Film Improves Line Speeds and Reduces Leaker Rates

Fresh meat procesors can improve productivity with Alcan Packaging Food Americas Torpedo Chub Film

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Alcan Packaging

Sanitary Dial Thermometers Feature a 3A-Certified Design

The Omega sanitary bimetal thermometer features all 316/316L stainless steel wetted parts with a 3-A certified design.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Omega Engineering

Refrigeration and Dehumidification System Provides Contamination Control

Niagara "No-Frost" refrigeration and dehumidification systems provide consistent air dry bulb and dew point temperatures for contamination control.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Refrigeration & freezing

Manufacturer:
Niagara Blower

Barrier Film Provides A Sustainable Packaging Solution

Innovative barrier film uses up to 50% less material than traditional liners, while maintaining machinability and puncture resistance

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Alcan Packaging

Synthetic Oil for Rotary Screw Air Compressors Provides 12,000 Hours of ...

Summit Ultima is a high-performance synthetic formulation designed for rotary screw air compressors operating in extreme conditions.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Lubricants

Manufacturer:
Summit

Portable and Fixed Mount Mixers Available for General Industrial Needs

The New Nettco i-Series Portable and Fixed Mount Mixers satisfy a wide range of mixing and mounting requirements utilizing a distinctive modular assembly design.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Mixing & blending

Manufacturer:
SPX

The Best of 2005's Plastic Packaging

The annual DuPont Awards recognize global packaging innovations, including a polymer-coated steel bowl with peelable lid.

2006 Packaging Materials Showcase

Our 2006 materials showcase wraps up the best of recent advances in adhesives, closures, labels, films, etc., into one accessible package.

Food Taipei Show Presents Wide Range of Products

Some products at the Food Taipei show would translate well, others would not. Food Processing's Editor Dave Fusaro reports on the show.

Wellness Foods New Ingredient Profiles: October/November 2007

October/Novembers's nutraceutical ingredient profiles include a monosaccharide sugar, a microencapsulated caffeine, antioxidant green tea extracts and a liquid antioxidant.

The Healthiest Ingredient Suppliers

Wellness Foods announces the winners of its fifth annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the best suppliers of nutritional ingredients.

Tyson earnings down, 1,500 jobs cut

Company expects more than ‘half a billion dollars’ in added feed costs.

Ultra-High Pressure Processing Eliminates Salmonella in Fresh Tomatoes

Leader in Food Processing Technology offers insight to fresh food safety

Key Technology Appoints Golden State Food Machinery as Sales Representative ...

Key Technology announced the appointment of Golden State Food Machinery as its exclusive sales representative in California, south of Fresno; Nevada, excluding the Reno metropolitan area; and all of Arizona and Hawaii.

CombiScale Inc.

Bucket combination scale uses load-cell technology for consistent performance

Air-to-air heat exchanger provides low-cost protection against overheating

Noren Products' "Mighty Mini" CC100 heat exchanger provides low-cost protection against overheating

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Heat transfer

Manufacturer:
Noren Products

Environmentally friendly floor coating meets the needs of USDA-inspected plants

Sherwin-Williams Industrial & Marine Coatings introduces their new, environmentally friendly PAce-Cote Polyaspartic floor coating.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Flooring & paints

Manufacturer:
Sherwin-Williams

Spectrophotometer Color Measurement Instrument Requires No PC

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas announces the US launch of its next generation color measurement instrument, the CM-5 Spectrophotometer.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

Tabletop Depositors Offer Options for Bakers With Limited Space

Hinds-Bock Introduces its tabletop depositors for bakery product manufacturers.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Form/fill/seal

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Daxner Container Systems Help To Ensure Automatic Bulk Handling Products

Bulk processing technology allows for efficiency and reliability for manufacturers.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Powders & solids

Manufacturer:
Daxner GmbH

IPTI, Inc.

Fruit Spreading Machine Goes Easy on the Fruit

Hinds-Bock's servo-driven fruit spreading machine dispenses and spreads delicate fruit products containing large particulates.

Category: Equipment

Manufacturer:
Hinds-Bock

Fluid Components International

With its thermal mass flow sensor, wetted materials available in CPVC/Hastelloy C-22 or 316SS/Hastelloy C-22 combinations, and no moving parts, the compact M180 Flow Switch from Fluid Components International is the ideal OEM flow switch solution for equipment flowing, dispensing or measuring ...

Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Inc.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Inc., a supplier of metal detection and x-ray inspection equipment, introduced the HDS (Heavy Duty Sausage) Pipeline metal detector, which is sensitive to all metal types for the sausage industry.

Business: Third Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Testing Facility Allows Processors to Test-Drive Applications

Risco's new testing facility allows processors to test-drive applications.

Selective Micro Technologies, LLC

The EPA has conditionally approved Selectrocide, a chlorine dioxide product from Selective Micro Technologies, as a disinfectant, sanitizer and algaecide for applications in the horticulture and food processing industries.

Intersystems Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Omaha

New operation consolidates employees from four separate plants

Process Equipment

Process Equipment

Newest Mixing And Blending Technologies Reach Down To Labs And Up To Mega-Plants

Laboratory and pilot plants had historically relied on more basic mixing gear. That's all about to change.

In Praise of Smoothies

Modernization of Food GMPs

No more lubricating weakly

What are the primary advantages of including a lubricant audit as part of our...

MRO Q&A is a monthly problem-solving column for maintenance, repair and operational issues.

What are the benefits of using food-grade white oils and thus using a more ...

The cost of shutting down production because of a lubricant leak not only has direct financial ramifications but also backlogs production and ultimately impacts product delivery to customers.

Pros and Cons of RFID on Packaging

A show of optimism

Krafty solution

Pack Expo/FPME Report: Rocking, rolling, RFID

Ounces of savings, pounds of profit

A Sticky Situation

Weigh ahead

Researchers aim to retard mold growth on shredded cheese

Trouble bubbles for Coke

When the chips are down

Energy Audits Pinpoint Ways to Save

Susceptors Enable New Generation of Microwave Foods

Gumbo Troubles Lead to New Roux Industry

Dress for Success

Refrigeration: Chilling tales of technology

Fluid Pouches are Innovative Packaging Systems for Liquid and Pumpable Products

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Cryovac

Twenty-one Day Shelf Life for Fresh Sea Food

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Hefestus

Lots of drive

Packaging machinery demand growing

Tea Carton Makes a Huge Splash

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging machinery

Manufacturer:
Kliklok-Woodman

Moisture/Solids Analyzer Receives an Upgrade

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Flow & level measurement

Manufacturer:
Arizona Instrument

Organic Soup Gets a Packaging Makeover

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Labeler

Manufacturer:
Harvest Time Foods

Batch Manufacturing Solution Available for Food Processors

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Software

Manufacturer:
Vicinity Manufacturing

Large Capacity Sorter Helps Potato Processors Automate Frozen Product Inspection

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sorter

Manufacturer:
Key Technology

Vehicle Scale Controller Facilitates Unattended Weighing Applications

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Weighing/checkweighing

Manufacturer:
Avery Weigh-Tronix

Tight Fit Keeps Odors, Germs Inside, Supports Infection Control Measures

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Orbitron Dunne Co.

High Performance Protective Package System is Totally Green

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
MonoSol/ADE

LED System Offers Improvements To Slim Linescan Illuminator

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Instrumentation

Manufacturer:
StockerYale

Metering Pump Now Available with New Pumping Elements, VFD/Motor Controls

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Pumps & valves

Manufacturer:
Moyno

All in One Beer Packager

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging machinery

Manufacturer:
Sidel

Tray Sealer hermetically seals almost any tray at up to 200/minute

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Form/fill/seal

Manufacturer:
Heat and Control

Recycled Resin Used to Provide Lower Cost Container Solution

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Varicon

Organization Products Made From 100 percent Recycled Plastic

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
Akro-Mils

Nutraceutical Packaging Enables Brands To Project Energy And Well Being

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Ampacet

Keep your cool

Potent brew

Hat's off

Uniformity

Product Round-Up: Filtration products

Rediscovering the retort pouch

The (culinary) road less traveled

'Markaging': Your in-store salesman

Editor's Plate: A message from your ingredient vendor

The door to your process

Fragile as an egg

The continuing power of paperboard packaging

Is plant efficiency the apple of your eye?

Editor's Plate: There&rsquo;s profit in battling obesity

Sanitary packaging Platform Cuts Installation, Cleaning Costs

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Heat and Control

Vertical Pouch Packaging System Can Handle Up to Multiple Fills Simultaneously

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging machinery

Manufacturer:
Cryovac

Hygienically Clean Uniforms Delivered

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Uniform services

Manufacturer:
Aramark

Packaging Solution Offers Extended Shelf Life for Premium Desserts

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging machinery

Manufacturer:
Hefestus

Software Features Enhanced Barcode Reading Capabilities

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Software

Manufacturer:
PPT Vision

Steam Cleaner Features Advanced Thermal Ionic Sanitization Technology

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Daimer Industries

Labeling System Features GS1 Barcode Wizard

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Labeler

Manufacturer:
Tharo Systems

GEA Westfalia Separator Opens Service Center in Calif.

GEA Westfalia Separator Inc., which supplies separating and clarifying equipment to processors of dairy products, wine, olive oil and other foods and beverages, opened a new service and repair facility in Patterson, Calif.

EnWave Commercializes nutraREV Food Dehydration Technology

Key Technology's Online Training Now Includes Tegra Sorters

Timken Co. To Offer Reliability Consulting Services

From the bench: Fats & oils

Mars Plant Facts

Sealed Air, Clemson University Create Hands-on Laboratory

Pack Expo/FPME Preview

Marketing E-Newsletter Gossip

Sturtevant Inc.

Stricter FSMA rules for process water advocated by some

Great Western Manufacturing

Electric shock prevention is new on-the-job safety focus

How To: Save Money Through Big Picture Process Improvement

Whole Grain Corn Flour Helps Food Processors Keep Costs Down While Meeting ...

Software Helps Plants Integrate Cross-Functional Platforms

Islands of automation are giving way to plant-wide (even enterprise-wide) efforts that yield performance analysis and front-office profit maximization.

Find Outside Product Development Help While Still Keeping Your Secrets

You can still keep your secrets while gaining new perspective and expertise by finding outside product development help.

Renovate for Sustainability

Environmental sustainability and its little brother, energy efficiency, drive many current plant renovations.

2008 Food Processing Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey

Our second annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey's recurring theme of “More work dumped onto fewer people” continues.

Computerized Combination Weighers Eliminate Product Give-Away

Computerized combination weighers remain a mainstay, piecing together profits by eliminating product give-away

Food and Beverage Companies Go Green

Consumers are making choices based on sustainability efforts; here’s what the top food and beverage companies are doing

The Wrong Texture Can Be a Disaster

The wrong texture can completely change the perception of flavor and turn a winning formulation into a chalky or gummy mess.

Packaging Puts a New Spin on Old Products and Adds Convenience to New Ones

Frozen food processors are using packaging to put a new spin on familiar products and add convenience to new ones.

Partnering with Others Offers Mutual Benefits

Partnering with others to make your product -- or theirs -- offers benefits to both partners.

Traditional Manufacturing Values Keep Hormel Ahead of the Pack

One of America’s oldest food processing firms continues to keep its eye on tomorrow. Its 26-year-old Austin, Minn., plant may be the largest in the world.

Inspection Systems Now Faster, Cheaper And More Versatile

Machine vision breakthroughs are ushering in a new generation of food inspection systems that do more for less than previous solutions.

FB Chain Tastes Success with Food and Beverage Conveyor Solutions

Lube-free plastic combination chains for the food and beverage industries is designed to meet EU food processing standards.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Conveying equipment

Manufacturer:
FB Chain

Rheo3000 V.2 Software Harnesses the Power of new RST Touch Screen Rheometers

Built to provide visual information and test data on viscoelastic behavior, RST Touch Screen Rheometers offer potential for harnessing that information and more.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Laboratory equipment

Manufacturer:
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories

Food Safety Online Resources

FoodProcessing.com knows how important food safety is to your business. Check out the food safety articles we've put together for you.

Innovation and Taste Going Strong at 2008 IFT Expo

The heat and humidity of the Big Easy could not wilt the innovation of the annual food technology show.

The Future of Food Processing - A New Way of Dehydrating

Food processes promise greener processing, cleaner labels and higher-quality food

Shaka Retorting Saves Space and Energy

Food processes promise greener processing, cleaner labels and higher-quality food

Plant Case History: Pasta Montana Perfects its Pasta

An optical sorter ensures zero defects in pasta line.

Trans Fats Inspire Fear and Loathing

With the labeling deadline approaching and consumers becoming wary, processors search for substitutes for the functionality of trans fatty acids.

Top 10 Power Brands of 2005

Brands are the light, not the bulb. Here are our picks for those trademarks that have withstood the test of time and forged an emotional connection with consumers.

Top 10 Food Brands of 2005

Our picks for those trademarks that have withstood the test of time and forged an emotional connection with consumers.

How Food Processors Removed Trans Fats Ahead of Deadline

Here's how several processors removed trans fats before the Jan. 1 labeling deadline.

Newman's Own, Kettle Foods, and Naked Juice In Sync with Customers

Newman's Own Organics, Kettle Foods and Naked Juice are in sync with their customers in ways envied by mega competitors.

First Class Glass Packaging

Processors gravitate to glass packaging for branding, premium positioning and product protection.

Work Phytochemicals into Your Food Products

The scientific and marketing imperatives mount for working phytochemicals into your food products.

Training and Sustaining Your Workforce

Automation, software and PLCs dictate the workforce requirements in the contemporary food plant, and processors everywhere are struggling to find workers with the skills to keep plants running smoothly.

Nanotechnology in Processing and Packaging

Nanotechnology's promises may be fulfilled earlier in the processing and packaging areas than in the ingredient realm, with improved filtration, new structural materials and sensors that detect pathogens.

Dreamers Build Great Companies

Mel Coleman Jr. of Coleman Natural Meats, Fred Ruiz of Ruiz Foods and Gerald Shreiber of J&J Snack Foods all made their dreams into $500 million companies.

Israel Showcases the Cutting Edge of Food and Ingredient Manufacturing

Wellness Foods editor David Feder, a Texas native and former resident of Israel, returns from a tour of the Holy Land's food and ingredient manufacturers.

Meat Packaging Aims to Please

New packaging techniques for meat and poultry take consumer desires -- and fears -- seriously.

Dairy Processors Explore New Packaging Concepts

Lessons can be learned from dairy processors that are designing packages to attract kids, boost brands and deliver convenience.

Consider alternative and renewable energy sources

Solar and wind power, biogas and biodiesel may solve your company’s energy problems as well as its green initiatives.

Choose The Right Plant Flooring

Avoid problems with the right choice in flooring.

New Food Product Spotlight: Oscar Mayer Deli Creations

While no healthier than fast food, Oscar Mayer Deli Creations Complete Sandwiches delighted our taste testers with components and convenience in a hot package.

Gluten-Free A Growing Market

According to research data, even though fewer than 1 percent of the U.S. population have been medically restricted from ingesting gluten, the category has taken off enormously.

Healthy Eating a Struggle

Helping consumers find enjoyment in fruits, vegetables and grains is a huge opportunity for processors and retailers.

Food Processors Need To Reconsider Energy-Intensive Systems

After decades of cheap fuel, processors need to reconsider energy-intensive systems for cooking, refrigerating and transporting food products.

Trendy Fruits, Nuts, And Vegetables

From heirloom potatoes and tomatoes to near-superfruits cranberries and blueberries, consumers are nuts about nature’s health benefits.

Top-Selling Food Products of 2007

Last year’s top new products focused on low-sodium, probiotics and fiber to manage health problems, according to the annual IRI list.

Pepperidge Farm Develops Double-Fiber Bread

Pepperidge Farm does its competitors one serving better, delivering a tasty whole-grain bread that might take some getting used to.

Snack Manufacturers Drive Packaging Innovation

Snack food manufacturers are some of the most innovator packagers. Portion control, convenience and sustainability are driving their changes.

Growing Trends in Healthful Baby and Toddler Foods

The growing trends in healthful foods finally spilled over to better foods for babies and toddlers

How Seven CEOs will Change the Food Industry

Fourteen of the 15 largest food companies have changed CEOs in the past three years. Here’s a look at how seven of them will change the food industry.

Pure Pacific Organics Installs Automated Inspection System

Salinas, Calif.-based Pure Pacific Organics processes healthy foods, including organic fresh-cut products such as spring mix, baby spinach and more. Product quality and food safety are the driving forces, which led the company to search for an automated inspection system.

Replacement Ingredients Ease Concerns of Worried Consumers

For every ingredient challenged by consumers, ingredient suppliers have an alternative.

Tyson Defends Chinese Poultry Imports

Tyson executive defends imports of Chinese poultry.

A Conversation with Food Safety Czar David W.K. Acheson

A exclusive conversation with ‘food safety czar’ David W.K. Acheson, FDA’s Associate Commissioner for Foods.

Ingredients for Healthy Indulgence

Just a few tricks can deliver products consumers will buy that also are good for them.

New Food Bars Designed To Put Health In The Palm Of Your Hand

No longer styled just for candy, food bars are making it easier to have a healthy snack on the go.

The Evolving Whole Grain

As grain processing and consumer tastes progress, processors answer with new products.

Comfort Food for Troubled Times

Wellness may be on consumers’ minds, but comfort foods are the reward, especially now.

Wellness Food Trends for 2009

Condition-based marketing and parental concern for babies and toddlers will provide opportunities for product developers in the year ahead.

Consumer Trends for 2009

With the economy affecting shopping, consumers grapple with prices and desires.

Heinz's Complete Skillet Meals Replicate Restaurant Experience

Heinz’s Complete Skillet Meals replicate the restaurant experience for the new wave of eating at home.

Food Industry Experts Rate New Products of 2008

Our annual unscientific picks for the best new food products of the past year.

2008 Food Processor of the Year: Hormel Foods

With layoffs and bankruptcy filings hitting even the food industry, Hormel continues its diet of process innovation, nurtured new products and strategic acquisitions.

Hormel Foods R&D Tends to Tradition and Innovation

Product development at Hormel means integrating formulation with process innovation, new products with support of hallowed, 70-year-old brands.

Weighty Issues Surround Healthy Food Choices

Consumers feel increasingly good about their health, but a disconnect with caloric intake continues.

What Does your Desk Say About You?

Experts weigh in on the "Does messy mean scatter-brained?" debate

Innovative Food Packaging Catches the Eye — and More

Savvy structural design adds functionality in new ways.

New Directions in Healthy Baking

Any way you bake it, filling consumer demand for healthy baked goods takes the cake.

Flavor And Ingredient Trends For 2009

Consumers look for function with their flavor; more exotic fruits on the way.

Energy Independence and Security Act Enforces Motor Efficiency

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will mandate NEMA Premium and other efficiency bumps … along with quicker payback.

TreeHouse Foods: Flexibility With Efficiency

In any given category, TreeHouse's 19 manufacturing plants must make dozens of varieties in dozens of formulations, all at low cost.

Plant Instrumentation Showing Positive Impact In Sanitation Process

CIP water and effluent can be controlled with instruments and monitoring systems.

Different Mixers for Different Food Blending Applications

Mixing and blending are fundamental to many food processes, and matching the machine to the application is the first step in ensuring consistent results and quality outcomes.

[White Paper] How to Estimate Injection Percentage

This white paper was written about the creation of an equation or math formula which can be used to estimate injection percentages using a Marel IN 33 injector.

Annual Manufacturing Trends Survey: Squeezed

Food Processing's annual manufacturing trends survey found that most food processors are still skimping on capital spending

2009 Pack/Process Expo Focuses on Innovating Sustainability

Pack/Process Expos were larger with fewer attendees; vendor innovation focused on sustainability.

New Packages Enliven Mature Products

Revitalizing the health of your brand or product may be only a package change away - just ask StarKist, Pringles, Corbett Canyon and Birds Eye.

Food Safety Plan Needs to Extend Beyond HACCP

Food plants are fertile ground for product contamination from tiny microbes to terrorists. You need a plan that extends beyond HACCP.

2006 Annual Capital Spending Outlook

The biggest or most plants are going to meat and cheese, but broad-based growth plans hint at an 11 percent increase in capital outlays this year.

Product Development Stories from Sargento Chef

Sargento chef Guy Beardsmore discusses new product development in foodservice and recounts a few of his hits ... and some misses.

Top 6 Food Processing Trends

Anticipating and acting on trends can make or break a company. It pays to know which ones are still in the game and which are emerging.

Adding Fiber and Whole Grains to Recipes

Lots of formulations are adding fiber and whole grains to recipes. Don't let the R&D dept. gum up your machinery!

Food Marketers Use Food Packaging to Trigger Emotions

How some food marketers use emotional triggers and sensory cues in packaging design to attract buyers and to create a bond with the brand.

New Sanitation Technologies

New and improved means of keeping your plant safe and clean - at lower cost.

Chicago Hosts 2007 IFT Ingredients and Food Technology Show

IFT's hometown Chicago hosts the annual ingredients and food technology show in July. Find an exhibitor list at the end of this article.

New Ingredient Profile: January 2008

January's ingredient profiles include a strategic partnership, lemongrass herb, a lesson on chocnology and a tooth-friendly sweetner.

Enzymes Enable Longer Bread Shelf Life And More

This group of enzymes enables longer shelf life for bread, more flavorful cheese and carcinogen-reducing yeasts.

New Food Product Rollout: February 2008

This month's new product rollout features omega-3 buttery spreads from Smart Balance; heart-healthy fire-roasted tomatoes from Hunt's; new dark chocolate from Ghiradelli; pretzel crackers from Town House; and whole grain Lean Pockets from Nestle.

Haagen-Dazs Reserve Acai Berry Sorbet

Haagen-Dazs Reserve focuses on the flavor, not the health benefits, of Brazilian Açai Berry Sorbet.

Trans Fat Solutions Continue To Evolve

The trans fat disclosure ruling of 2006 continues to challenge processors, but oil alternatives are getting better all the time.

Interest And Consumption In Cheese Remains Strong

IDDBA report notes trends toward natural, artisanal and local cheeses.

Ingredient Round-Up March 2008 - Savory Flavors

March's Ingredient Round-Up features savory flavors and ingredients, including Kraft Food Ingredients, Cargill, Sunspice, reduced-sodium beverages, salt replacers, and many more.

The Flavor Pairings Of 2008

McCormick’s annual Flavor Forecast this year looks at the flavor pairings that will influence what we eat.

Ingredients And Formulation: Ingredient Round-Up April 2008 - Sweeteners

April's Ingredient round up features non-nutritive sweeteners from Wixon, Danisco Sweeteners and other ingredient companies.

Poll Shows Increasing Concern Over Meat Prices

Consumers are eating more home-cooked meals, but are increasingly concerned over the cost of meat, according to “The Power of Meat – An In-Depth Look at Meat Through the Shoppers’ Eyes,” a national online poll conducted in November 2007.

Best New Products of April 2008

The top new food products of April 2008

Coffee, Salmon, and Geoduck at the RCA Annual Conference and Expo

Seattle hosts RCA’s Annual Conference and Expo.

Housewares Show Examines Changing Trends in Home Food Prep

Annual housewares show gives a peek at changing trends in home food preparation.

2008 FMI Show in Vegas Draws Few Large Food Companies

The first show outside of Chicago in 26 years draws few big food companies.

Grilling Rises in Popularity for Healthy Eaters

One reason for grilling’s popularity: people trying to eat healthier.

Think5 Food Bar Packed with Three Cups of Vegetables and Two Cups of Fruit

Think5 crams three cups of vegetables and two cups of fruit into one very dense bar.

Ingredient Round Up: July 2008 - Gums, Hydrocolloids, and Emulsifiers

July's Ingredient Round Up sticks to gums, hydrocolloids, and emulsifiers

Single-Serving Pizzas from Kraft

California Pizza Kitchen/DiGiorno For One pizzas offer convenient, single-serve portions that are ready to eat in just five minutes.

Plug it in?: The decision to integrate condition monitoring

Efforts to tighten communications of condition-monitoring instrumentation and data analysis software with CMMS and automation infrastructure, combined with the proliferation of wireless sensor systems and the drive to reduce manpower skill and time requirements, are bringing implementation costs ...

2008 IFT Show Offers Tasty New Prototype Products

IFT exhibitors cooked up many prototype products worthy of grocery and foodservice.

Potato Preparation Affects Taste and Nutritional Content

Potato preparation affects both taste and nutritional content

Research Data for Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies 2005 - 2008

Food Processing presents research data for the top 100 Food and Beverage companies in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008

2008 Top 100 Profiles 26-50

The 2008 top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.

2008 Top 100 Profiles 51-76

The 2008 top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.

2008 Top 100: Profiles 77-100

The 2008 top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.

Rollout: New Food Products for December 2008

New food products guaranteed to whet the appetite.

MRO Q&A: How Do You Maintain Ventilation Systems in a Food Facility?

MRO Q&A is a monthly problem-solving column for maintenance, repair and operational issues.

Ingredient Round Up February 2009 - Enzymes

February's ingredient round-up focuses on enzymes

New Generation of Instruments Deliver Reliable Process Feedback

Technical advances and manufacturer comfort with process instrumentation are dispensing with the need for laboratory tests in favor of in-line and at-line monitoring systems.

Clear Lam Packaging Announces Opening of its New West Coast Facility

Clear Lam Packaging announces the opening of its new West Coast facility in Vernon, California to support the growth of its rigid and flexible packaging businesses.

Concepts to Consider when Designing a Pick Module

TriFactor to Hold Seminar on Considerations for Designing a Pick Module

Atlas Copco Acquires Quincy Compressor

Atlas Copco completed the acquisition of Quincy Compressor from EnPro Industries.

NuTEC Manufacturing

The NuTEC 760 was designed to eliminate mechanical parts, thereby reducing downtime, minimizing maintenance and lowering repair costs. The 760 provides accurate weights, minimum leakage and rapid changeover while processing the toughest hard-to-form products.

Kason Corp.

A new FDA-, USDA- and cGMP-compliant Batch Sifter from Kason Corp. meets the most stringent food, dairy and pharmaceutical standards.

BETE Fog Nozzle, Inc.

XAAD nozzles from BETE Fog Nozzle Inc. utilize pressure-fed air atomizing spray for a wide range of applications. These nozzles feature extremely fine atomization, internal mixing, a moderate forward spray projection and a 70° hollow cone spray pattern.

NuTEC Manufacturing

Designed for high volume meat processors, the 780 Forming Machine from NuTEC Manufacturing can replace multiple forming machines. It can portion over 10,000 pounds per hour with no product backflow, overworking or bridging.

Heat and Control, Inc.

Machinery recommended for batter and breadings in new application handbook

Great Western Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Free-swinging sifter designed large screen area, multiple separations

Wire Belt Company of America

Conveyor belt system ideal for frying, baking

Resarch Chefs Assn. 2007 Culinology Conference in New Orleans

A reborn New Orleans plays host to the Research Chefs Assn. Culinology conference, March 8-11.

PETA Offers $1 Million for Synthesized Meat

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has offered a $1 million prize to the first scientist to produce and bring to market in vitro meat.

Smart Balance Launches Smart Blend Sticks for Butter Qualities Without the ...

Smart Balance Butter Blend Sticks offer the fresh-churned flavor of butter but with 28 percent less saturated fat and half the cholesterol.

Barilla Whole Grain Pasta Adds Fiber to Favorite Recipes

Barilla Whole Grain pasta is made with 51 percent whole wheat and is an excellent natural source of fiber.

VegeFull Bean Ingredients Increase Protein and Fiber Without Altering Taste ...

Liven up your favorite dishes with the nutritional benefits of beans

Culinary Touch Salad Toppings Liven Up Salads with Nutrition

Nutty topping liven up salads with nutrition

SeaPak Makes Seafood Cooking a Breeze

Easy-to-prepare seafood dishes add spice to a boring diet

Mama Mellace's Naturals Satisfies Cravings and Conscience

Satisfy your craving for oven-roasted nuts while helping those in need

New Age Industries Launches Extrusions Electronic Newsletter

Extrusions contains general, helpful information including tubing and hose buying tips, a material focus, and a section called Tech Talk, an area that covers topics such as terms and definitions, FAQs, and application stories.

Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision Announces New Website

Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision announces its new website www.mt.com/ci-vision.

Valspar Flooring

Valspar Flooring, a division of Valspar, Inc. introduced its new Flowfresh hygienic polyurethane concrete flooring system.

All Purpose Marker Tested and Certified By NSF International

The Dykem Safe-Mark All Purpose Marker, manufactured by ITW Dymon, has been tested and certified by NSF International for use on food contact surfaces.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Material handling

Manufacturer:
ITW Dymon

Mixing and Blending: PacMoore Process Technologies

PacMoore's Blending & Mixing system designs are based on a thorough knowledge of the contract manufacturing industry and an understanding of our customers’ processing needs. The systems are designed and engineered for speed, precision, efficiency, versatility, and plant safety.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Mixing & blending

Manufacturer:
PacMoore Process Technologies

Packaging System Provides Pomegranate Seeds for Juice without Bitter Taste

Hefestus is launching an automatic packaging-system solution for cleanly separating pomegranate peel from arils and separating the individual pomegranate seeds.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging machinery

Manufacturer:
Hefestus

Private Label Packaging Options Available for Freeze Dried Products

Van Drunen Farms offers freeze-dried snack blend in a single serve or multiple serve packs that can be packaged under your own private label.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Van Drunen Farms

Heat Sealable Lidding Film Now Available

Film can be used in a variety of food and non-food products including cereals, snacks, noodles and soups.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Packaging Personified

Foodservice Packaging Designed To Help Operators Drive Sales

Microwavable food packaging product offers consumer-convenience combined with the operational benefits of a one-piece container.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
InnoWare Plastic

Eco-Friendly Packaging Contains Garlic for Foodservice

Christopher Ranch Changes To Compact, Eco-Friendly Packaging For Its Quality Peeled Garlic

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Christopher Ranch

Uncaser Removes Empty Glass Bottles 70 per Minute

Standard-Knapp's Pikmore Continuous Motion Uncaser safely removes empty glass bottles

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging machinery

Manufacturer:
Standard-Knapp

Floor Coating Contains Antimicrobial Additive

UCoat It floor coating systems resist penetration of moisture into the substrate.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Flooring & paints

Manufacturer:
UCoat It America

Labeling Software Receives Upgrade

Tharo Systems presents the Terminal Server version of its EasyLabel 5 software for product identification, bar code and RFID labeling.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Labeler

Manufacturer:
Tharo Systems

High-Temperature Cook-In Bags Withstand 400-Degree Temperatures For 6 Hours

Cook-in bags preserve meats traveling from processor, to retailer and to consumer.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
M&Q Packaging Corporation

Coating System Helps Food Processors Ward Off Mold and Bacteria

Bioni Coating System provides environmentally compatible long-term protection against mold and bacteria.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Sanitation & hygiene

Manufacturer:
Bioni USA

Brookfield Engineering Offers 90° Peel Fixture

Brookfield Engineering offers the new 90° Peel Fixture for use with the CT3 Tester, designed to measure the adhesion force between two materials.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging machinery

Manufacturer:
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories

Patty Paper Offers FDA-Approved Paper Packaging

Patty Paper, which offers a variety of FDA-approved papers for use in the meat, dairy, bakery and deli industries, provides a patented FDA-approved, individually wrapped paper packaging system for every single stack it sells.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
Patty Paper

LiquiGlide Lets Food Slide Out of Packaging with Ease

LiquiGlide allows food to slide directly out of packaging with no wasted food particles. The LiquiGlide container does not affect the food product’s taste, smell or consistency.

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Packaging materials

Manufacturer:
LiquiGlide

EMS Includes More Than 100 Enhancements for Food and Beverage

Lawson's Enterprise Management System, M3 10.1 extends Lawson's industry-specific enterprise software offerings

Category: Equipment

Product Type: Software

Manufacturer:
Lawson Software

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM mediates analgesic functions equivalent to ...

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM mediates analgesic functions equivalent to morphine effects

Category: Ingredients

Product Type: Enzymes & cultures

Manufacturer:
Danisco

Caramel colorant measures 35% higher in color intensity

D.D. Williamson's caramel colorant measures 35% higher in color intensity

Category: Ingredients

Product Type: Colorants

Manufacturer:
D.D. Williamson

Cost-saving semolina replacement improves fresh and frozen pasta

Cost-saving semolina replacement improves fresh and frozen pasta

Category: Ingredients

Product Type: Starches & flours

Manufacturer:
Advanced Food Systems

Flash-frozen lemongrass offers a distinct citrus scent and a refreshing taste

Flash-frozen lemongrass offers a distinct citrus scent and refreshing taste

Category: Ingredients

Product Type: Herbs

Manufacturer:
Van Drunen Farms

Liven up your favorite dishes with the nutritional benefits of beans

Liven up your favorite dishes with the nutritional benefits of beans

Category: Ingredients

Product Type: Fruits, nuts, vegetables

Manufacturer:
Archer Daniels Midland

Satisfy your craving for oven-roasted nuts while helping those in need

Satisfy your craving for oven-roasted nuts while helping those in need

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Snacks

Manufacturer:
Mellace Family Brands

Easy-to-prepare seafood dishes add spice to a boring diet

SeaPak's easy-to-prepare seafood dishes add spice to a boring diet

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Manufacturer:
Rich Products Corp.

Nutty toppings add a Culinary Touch to salads

Nutty toppings add a Culinary Touch to salads

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Condiments, Sauces, Dressings & Oils

Manufacturer:
Fisher Nuts

Whole grain pasta adds fiber to your favorite recipes

Barilla's whole grain pasta adds fiber to your favorite recipes

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Grain Products & Cereal

Manufacturer:
Barilla

Single-serve pizzas offer tasty alternative for busy consumers

Kraft's single-serve pizzas offer tasty alternative for busy consumers

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Packaged/Prepared Foods

Manufacturer:
Kraft Foods

Butter Blend Sticks feature the cooking qualities of butter with half the ...

Smart Balance Butter Blend Sticks feature the cooking qualities of butter with half the cholesterol

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Dairy

Manufacturer:
Smart Balance Inc.

Deli Fresh line livens up brown bag lunches

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh line livens up brown bag lunches

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Manufacturer:
Kraft Foods

All-natural no-stick spray is a healthy alternative for fat-free cooking and ...

Wolfgang Puck's All-Natural No-Stick Cooking and Baking Sprays contain no cholesterol, sodium, water or trans fat per serving

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Condiments, Sauces, Dressings & Oils

Manufacturer:
Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc.

Microwaveable egg rolls offer authentic, oven-baked quality

Kahiki Foods' new line of microwaveable egg rolls deliver authentic, oven-baked quality in two-and-a-half minutes

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Packaged/Prepared Foods

Manufacturer:
Kahiki Foods

Hand-crafted artisan shredded cheeses are available for home chefs

Sargento's Artisan Blends allows home cooks to embrace artisan cheeses

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Dairy

Manufacturer:
Sargento

Restaurant-inspired meals require no freezing or refrigeration

Partnering with New York businesswoman Ivanka Trump to change the way people think about eating lunch at work, Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods introduces Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, convenient, restaurant-inspired lunches that offer a solution to the lunchtime compromise.

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Packaged/Prepared Foods

Manufacturer:
ConAgra Foods

Legendary cookbook is transformed into a premium line of frozen foods

To deliver the taste of homemade without all the work, Minneapolis-based Bellisio Foods Inc. rolls out a premium line of 22 Joy of Cooking frozen foods.

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Packaged/Prepared Foods

Manufacturer:
Bellisio Foods Inc.

Microwavable stuffing complements any meal

Thanks to Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods, you can enjoy the taste of a home-cooked family meal even when you're on the go with Stove Top Quick Cups.

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Grain Products & Cereal

Manufacturer:
Kraft Food Ingredients

Authentic Neapolitan sauces receive rave reviews

Actor Paul Sorvino has introduced a line of authentic Neapolitan sauces. Sorvino is certain that anyone who tries the sauces, including Marinara, Arrabbiata, Puttanesca and Italian Vodka, will give them rave reviews.

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Packaged/Prepared Foods

Manufacturer:
Paul Sorvino Foods

Oven-toasted cereal is coated with berry sweetness

Minneapolis-based General Mills introduces Strawberry Chex, a combination of crisp, oven-toasted rice and corn squares coated with a touch of berry sweetness.

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Grain Products & Cereal

Manufacturer:
General Mills

Low-sodium chips provide a variety of options for a healthier lifestyle

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America business unit, Plano, Texas, launches Pinch of Salt, a low-sodium version of some of its most popular brands

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Snacks

Manufacturer:
PepsiCo

Kid-friendly mini pasta is ready in seven minutes

Barilla America, Bannockburn, Ill., introduces Barilla Piccolini, the first line of miniature classic Italian pasta shapes.

Category: New Food Products

Product Type: Grain Products & Cereal

Manufacturer:
Barilla

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