The advantages of manufacturing extended shelf life milks include increased plant efficiency, reduced distribution costs and reduced product returns.
April 15, 2016
If Frank Otis could add four to five days more shelf life to his organic milk, it would mean a world of difference. The CEO of Crystal Creamery, Modesto, Calif., said he could then service accounts in Los Angeles, 300 miles to the south.
FSMA finally takes effect in September. Make sure your production team understands the role pumps and valves play in ensuring food safety, and how to clean and maintain them properly.
April 14, 2016
In anticipation of the long-discussed Food Safety Modernization Act finally becoming enforceable in September, we asked equipment suppliers about the role pumps and valves play in assuring food safety in dairy processing plants. Here’s what they had to say about this subject in our virtual roundtable.
Stainless steel Angle Seat Control Valves from Burkert offer high flows for large capacity in heat/cooling exchange operations while the company’s Standard Globe valves offer extreme precision and quiet operation.
The EcoPure pump from SPX Flow increases efficiency, reliability and safety in traditional hygienic centrifugal pump applications by using high-powered drive magnets and very efficient impellers in a design without mechanical seals.
Waukesha Cherry-Burrell has developed an advanced PMO design to maximize production time and cleaning flexibility. The W75CP is a double-seat PMO mix proof valve for dairy applications suitable for safe separation of product from CIP solution including single seat-lift operation.
For the U.S. Dairy Industry and users of dairy ingredients, changes to the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) regulations in March 2007 allowed seat-lift cleaning of Mix Proof valves while milk or milk products were in the opposite housing.