Exhibitors to display newest process equipment; programs, pavilions focus on food safety and allergen control

Process Expo 2006, co-located with Pack Expo in Chicago, will offer an expanded array of exhibitors, new pavilions and seminars focused on some of the hottest topics in the food industry.

Process Expo, which is owned and operated by the Food Processing Suppliers Association, will feature over 350 companies utilizing 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Process Expo exhibitors will demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment in the fruit and vegetable, beverage, canning/freezing, environmental, instrumentation, prepared foods, can-making, meat, dairy and snack food industries. One registration badge will enable food industry professionals to attend both Pack Expo and Process Expo.

"I think one of the most exciting new things at this year's show is the Food Safety and Sanitation Pavilion," says Stephen Schlegel, pres./CEO of FPSA. "We will also have a Cyber Lounge, where attendees who bring laptops will be able to get wireless internet access. This is probably the only place in all of McCormick Place where you can get wireless access."

Another new feature is the Tasting Center where suppliers of ingredients and flavors will offer free food and beverage samples made using their products. The center will be located on the lobby level exhibit floor of McCormick's Lakeside Center.


Process Expo 2006 will feature an expanded seminar program to provide attendees with the information needed to be more successful. These seminars include:
  • State of the Industry reports from the American Institute of Baking (AIB) and the Food Products Association (FPA), and
  • The Mintel Market Intelligence Seminar Area, which will feature speakers on food industry market trends, research studies, and guest lecturers.

Process Expo will also feature the Food Products Association's "Packaging for Health & Safety" seminar series. Each workshop features a combination of highlights and hands-on information for meeting your food plant sanitation, food safety and food packaging challenges. These programs are geared toward a variety of food professionals including packaging R&D staff, quality control managers; package and package equipment suppliers; labeling/nutrition managers; and GMP & HACCP Managers. The seminars are:

Packaging for the Health of It.The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while balancing food intake from all food groups with energy expenditure. Both the package or container and its contents have important roles to deliver health through convenience and portion control, and to assist consumers to meet dietary goals. Speakers will include representatives from both food product development (nutrition and safety) and food packaging technology (machinery and package function). Bob Earl, MPH, RD FPA: Session Moderator.

Impact of GMP Modernization on Allergen Control Programs.Current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) have been the basis of ensuring a safe and wholesome food supply from food manufacturing facilities for over 20 years. The Food and Drug Administration is clearly moving forward on the modernization of CGMPs for food. Jupiter Yeung, PhD FPA: Session Moderator.

Active Packaging - Control Beyond Barriers.Active packaging plays a significant role in maintaining product quality, extending shelf life and ensuring safety from the time the product is manufactured until it reaches the consumer. Recent advances in active packaging have expanded potential contributions of packaging in ensuring product freshness and quality. Speakers will address the technologies and advantages of having additional controls provided by your packaging systems. Jim Charbonneau, PhD FPA: Session Moderator.

Sidebar: Process Expo at a Glance

McCormick Place Chicago

Floor Hours:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 2: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Conference at Pack Expo:
Oct. 29 - Nov.2

Registration and housing:

Sidebar: Booth Highlights

About FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association was formed in 2005 when the Food Processing Machinery Assn. (FPMA) announced that it had approved a merger with the International Assn. of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS).

Based in McLean, Va., FPSA is the largest U.S. association of suppliers of equipment, packaging, ingredients and services to the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing industries. Members represent all aspects of the supply chain, from start to finish. Markets represented include:
  • Bakery
  • Beverage
  • Confection
  • Dairy
  • Fruit & Vegetable
  • Meat
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Snack Food

A&B Process Systems - Booth 6551

Process engineering and automation combined with custom stainless steel fabrication and nationwide installation services make A&B Process Systems a leader in the process equipment and process systems industry. From electrical engineering to high-purity fabrication, from project management to expert field installation services, we can do it all. Put our 30+ years of experience building stainless steel process equipment for the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetic and ethanol industries to work for you. Stop by our booth to check out our portable CIP Process Module and find the right solution for your clean-in-place needs.

Phone: 715/687-4332

T.D. Sawvel Co. - Booth 6725

> TD Sawvel develops and delivers high quality stainless steel automated packaging equipment to handle a wide variety of packaging shapes and product demands. With over 29 years in business, we've got the experience to automate your needs from one ounce to six gallons. Product line includes Piston, Volumetric, Liquid Scale, and Time Filling Machines, Lidders, Heat Sealing Machines, Destacking Denesters, Inline Blenders, Variegators, and various accessories. This TD Sawvel will be show a new model Semi-Automatic Liquid Scale Filler, along witih other equipment.

Phone: 763/479-4322

Admix Inc. - Booth 6303

Admix offers sanitary equipment for all your mixing, blending and particle size reduction needs whether you require batch or in-line processing or powder induction. We manufacture high shear dispersers & emulsifiers, in-line wetmills, static blenders, low speed batch mixers and vacuum conveying and powder delivery mix stations. With thousands of mixers in service, Admix has the field service experience & ingredient blending expertise to assist you with your formulation. Our equipment complies with 3-A, USDA (Dairy & AMS), and AG-Canada and is available in corrosion-free stainless steel from 1/2 HP lab models through 100 HP production sizes.

Phone: 603/627-2340

Breddo Likwifier div. of American Ingredients - Booth 6928

The Breddo Likwifier is designed to dissolve solids or semisolids where time, temperature and complete hydration are important. Originally developed to dissolve natural gums and synthetic thickeners used in the manufacture of frozen desserts, the Likwifier dissolves and disperses virtually any food product more efficiently and completely than any other system available. The unit will put into solution, not just suspension, products that can be dissolved by agitation.

Phone: 816/561-9050

Chester-Jensen Co. Inc. - Booth 6765

Chester-Jensen offers heavy-duty, precisely designed frames available in solid stainless steel or specially coated carbon steel. Both metal-to-metal and gasket supported plate designs available in either type 304 or type 316 stainless steel. Single piece gaskets, molded from a variety of formulated elastomers, are selected to best meet application requirements.

Gaskets are bonded to plates, without cracks or crevices, for trouble-free service, yet are easily replaced, in the field, without the need for special tools or chemicals. Standard six-bolt type closure with optional mechanical spindle or hydraulic assist closures available. Differential operating pressures to 150 PSIG.

Phone: 610/876-6276

E. A. Bonelli + Associates - Booth 8416

Founded in 1960, E. A. Bonelli + Associates, Inc. continues as the industry leader in the planning and design of processing plants and distribution facilities for the food industry. Licensed across the nation, our A & E professionals remain on the cutting edge of food processing technology. Our clients include: California Dairies Inc., Davisco Foods, Dean Foods Company, Southwest Cheese, Land O' Lakes, Leprino Foods, Nestlé, Pillsbury Company, and Tillamook Cheese. Meet our architects and engineers at our booth and discuss your plant design needs. A continuous slide show of our recent projects will be running every day of the show.

Phone: 510/740-0155

Urschel Laboratories Inc. - Booth 6803

Urschel Laboratories Inc., the world leader in the designing and manufacturing of high capacity food cutting equipment, will display the rugged DiversaCut 2110® Dicer, the TranSlicer 2000® precision slicer, the versatile Comitrol® Processor Model 1700, and the Model CC-D cheese shredder.

Phone: 219/464-4811

Paul Mueller Company - Booth 6845

Paul Mueller Company is your single source supplier of quality systems and equipment. Mueller offers shop-built tanks through 16 feet in diameter, field-erected vessels through two million gallons, and water cooling and refri- geration equipment for process cooling. Visit our booth to discover how our processing systems can meet your needs.

Phone: 417/575-9392