The small town of Ellsworth, Wis., which is tucked into the Northwest corner of Wisconsin close to the Twin Cities, has a big claim to fame. In a state renowned for its cheese curds, it was the town designated the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin" due to being home to the eponymous Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery.
Leveraging a virtual waterfall of liquids is essential if operators are to keep processes running smoothly while ensuring facilities remain clean and safe. Yet the effective use of water still requires restraint.
The city of Dallas certainly has earned some bragging rights. It is home to the Dallas Cowboys, the most valuable team in the NFL (worth $5.5 billion in 2019, according to Forbes); the Texas State Fair, the biggest state fair in the nation (with more than 2,000,000 visitors annually); and the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation.
Eugene, Ore. is home to Oregon Ice Cream Co.'s 80,000-square-foot plant, which produces ice cream under the Alden's Organic brand: the No. 1-selling organic ice cream brand in the natural channel in the United States.
Heat is fundamental to the food and drink industry. From cooking and drying to other treatments such as pasteurization, heat is widely used in all but the most basic food manufacturing and processing situations, in sectors as varied as dairy, fruit and vegetable processing, meat, prepared foods, brewing, and dietary supplements.
Halfway through the family-owned Baker Cheese Inc. plant in St. Cloud, Wis., you'll come upon a kind of magical lazy river of cheese. Different sizes and varieties of the company's low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella string cheese float through a stream of brine.
Tucked away in a Marietta, Ga., industrial park, surrounded by Georgia pines, is a 75,000-square-foot, nondescript off-white building that offers few external cues as to what’s inside. But once a visitor steps into that building, he or she will see an operation that is actually rather exceptional.
Some residents of Oregon's largest city have sought to "Keep Portland Weird," a motto based on safeguarding the city's reputation for farmers markets, artisanal craftworks and an eccentric literary/arts scene. But before it became the de facto capital for millennial hipsters, Portland had a long history of industrial production.
A cooperative, by definition, works together for a common goal. But for Seattle-based Darigold, the marketing and processing subsidiary of the Northwest Dairy Association (NDA), this idea of prioritizing the greater good extends beyond its business category. The cooperative’s plans for long-term growth include supporting the dairy industry as a whole.
On-Demand: The need for food and beverage processors to drive down unit costs never ends. How can new/retrofitted plants be designed to optimize productivity? What solutions will have the biggest influence on productivity?
On Demand: Using cost-effective design solutions, food and beverage processing facilities can meet the rigorous performance demands required in a processing and production environment and, at the same time, focus on sustainability.
On Demand: Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.
ON DEMAND: This webinar will discuss how dairy processors could step up food safety efforts through the establishment of a food safety culture and enhancement of food-safety program inspections and audits.
ON DEMAND: For over 40 years, the cup has been the most common package format for yogurts and on-the-go prepared foods. Easy to stack, improved shelf life and well embraced by the market. The cup will not disappear, but the marketplace is shifting, and a balance between different packaging formats is important for any brand.
Spiral wound reverse osmosis and nanofiltration elements have been critical technologies in producing dairy ingredients for well over thirty years. While some streams were considered waste from dairies 30-40 years ago, innovations in technology have allowed these streams to be converted into valuable products. Read More
Tegricel is a proprietary extract from colostral whey (bovine). This white paper describes the current state of knowledge, involving specific biological mechanisms of action, proof of concept in animal studies and clinical data in humans.
ADI Systems offers a wide range of wastewater treatment systems, including bench- and pilot-scale testing, custom-designed solutions and proprietary and patented technologies for anaerobic and aerobic biological waste treatment.