3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. (SSI) conducted a short industry survey last summer to learn about the key factors driving customers’ interest in hygienic design for applications other than dairy. U.S. regulations drive hygienic design in the dairy market, but what about in others?
The dairy industry, along with the broad food industry, is on its way toward a more traceable supply chain. The FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint outlines a goal for the food industry to track and trace foods from farm to fork with the help of computer-based technology. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has supported the blueprint since its release in July 2020.
The emergence of COVID-19 early this year precipitated immediate and far-ranging changes in all types of workplace learning. When it comes to ensuring food safety in equipment design and operation, COVID-19 did not change the imperative for training, but it accelerated the implementation of digital and virtual learning programs.
While operators have a wide range of technology options for detecting foreign objects and guarding against potential pathogens during processing and packaging, implementing and maintaining the optimal equipment can be challenging.
Kolkata, India-based ITC Ltd. introduced a new range of milk-based drinks with fruit pieces while expanding its juice portfolio with a variety of premium 100% Indian fruit, 0% concentrate and 0% preservative juices. With both launches, the company trusted Parma, Italy-based Sidel's proven expertise in aseptic packaging.
We all address inconsistencies in our products. When early spoilage occurs, the typical chain of events unfolds in this way: We email our QA department; they pull hold samples, respond with their findings and oftentimes that may be the end of the investigation.
A year ago, we were not concerned about sanitizing everything we touch. COVID-19 has since changed the world. The emphasis is on social distancing, hand washing, and cleaning and sanitizing any type of potential contact surface.
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 Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.
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.
When Huhtamaki Packaging entered a contract with a national yogurt producer, the yogurt company requested that every container be inspected by a metal detector before being shipped. So it purchased six E-Z Tec DSP metal detectors from Eriez.
Each new food contamination crises that hits the front page, each death of an infant or grandparent due to E. Coli, Lysteria or Salmonella, is an avoidable tragedy. Our society and our legislators will not allow a complacent attitude.
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.