From the ground up

Industrial facilities of all kinds in the world are required to adhere to numerous government standards, and the food processing industry is certainly no exception. Because of the nature of the products they produce, food processing plants are under...
When you talk to anyone at Rudolph Foods about how many hours they’ve gone accident free, there is always a slight pause. It’s not because they’re trying to make up some figure; no, it’s because they have to put...

Frying choice

Implementing the right frying and processing equipment is an effective way you can add considerable value to food products. For example, the frying processes can give foods such as chicken a crisp and firm outer coating, while keeping the...
Cryogenic food processing technology has made significant advances in the past five years. Inline and batch cryogenic processing systems can speed production or achieve higher volumes in limited space, often while improving quality. Technically the term “cryogenic” pertains to temperatures...
Since the mid-1960s in the UK, air chilling has been the predominant method of cooling chicken carcasses for fresh sale to the required post-evisceration temperature. This method of chilling was first developed by industry in response to a request...
In the United Sates it would be difficult to find a stock breeder who had not heard of Dr Temple Grandin. She is known as  ‘a hero for animals’ and, following the release in 2010 of a biopic of...
Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. However, the recent enactment of the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) has turned the intensity up even higher as FSMA shifts federal regulator focus from responding to...
In 1987 the Philidelphia Enquirer ran an article about the future potential of turkey. If something like turkey burgers caught on – which the paper implied were a crazy idea – then “turkey would start flying as a year-round...
While you would never claim to be founder of modern chicken processing, there are many in the industry who describe you as just that. How did it all begin? I have always been fascinated by things that were mechanical –...
Trying to keep track of growth in the Indian poultry industry seems about as futile as handing out speeding tickets at the Indie 500, it’s moving too fast to record. While figures are the kiss of death in any article,...