Most food processing technologies are not novel, but many have innovative applications that may enhance product quality and safety in the years to come.
The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.
Companies delivering high-quality nutritional beverage products to consumers face many obstacles that can be overcome using standardized processes and practices.
Currently, one of the most interesting approaches to improving the performance of active packaging systems is the development of hybrid organic-inorganic materials.
The best time to prevent food safety hazards from adversely affecting your operation is before accepting materials from your suppliers.
What has the industry been doing over the past 30 years to make meat safer?
The contamination and/or growth of pathogenic bacteria in acidic food products, fruit juices and fruit-based drinks is of great concern.
Using CO in a modified atmosphere, the need for oxygen to achieve fresh-looking meat is eliminated.
Nanoparticles are being studied for use in improving packaging to prolong shelf life and increase barrier properties to reduce contamination.
Process control strategies have come a long way but need to be adopted by all members of the supply chain to be truly effective.
For food safety professionals to retain a value-perceived position in the industry, it is critical for them to truly understand the business.
Processors should conduct an audit of the water and plumbing systems.
A strong and convincing case for the use of new food safety technologies must be made in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.
How does one know with a high level of confidence that new food safety technologies don’t introduce unforeseen negative side effects in terms of food safety parameters?
Water is is sprayed, injected, dripped, poured, ladled and conveyed through food processing establishments around the world.
Thermal processing of foods has been practiced for thousands of years to impart certain organoleptic properties to foods and also to help preserve foods
High pressure-processed product has environmental benefits compared to conventional, heat-treated product in terms of the decreased energy required for processing.
Here are a few tips to best-practice approaches in using CIP and COP systems to their fullest potential as process control measures.
All instruments used for ensuring quality, safety, sanitation and legal compliance must be calibrated.
The cook-chill process also decreases labor, product handling and chances of cross-contamination of foods.