Selecting conveyor systems that are flexible, minimize waste, and ensure the integrity of transported products is vital for optimizing production efficiency. The market offers a diverse array of conveyor systems for integration into your production line, each with its unique features. Choosing the right solution is critical to prevent contamination of products and streamline the production process. While traditional conveyor belts efficiently move large quantities of powders, granules, and solids, they have drawbacks such as requiring significant installation space, exposing products to external contaminants, and being challenging and expensive to sanitize. Pneumatic conveyors provide an alternative solution, utilizing a closed airtight system to prevent product dispersion and contamination risks. This article delves into the working mechanisms of pneumatic conveyors, offering insights into their advantages, such as low maintenance costs, reduced contamination risks, prevention of product
- Feb 21 2022
5S is more than a program, it is a comprehensive system for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely. This system focuses on putting everything where
- Feb 10 2022Categories: Production & Material Handling
The 5S System is a fundamental lean manufacturing tool, designed to enhance workplace efficiency and eliminate waste through a structured five-step approach. The first step, "Sort," involves separating necessary tools from unnecessary items to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. "Set In Order" emphasizes organizing tools within reach to reduce downtime, employing color coding and shadow boards for systematic arrangement. "Shine" promotes cleanliness to ensure safety, detect potential issues, and maintain a productive environment. "Standardize" focuses on creating practices, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and shadow boards, to sustain the improvements made. Finally, "Sustain" emphasizes consistency through regular checks to uphold the established standards. To complement the 5S System, incorporating visual aids such as signs, labels, safety tapes, floor markings, and custom shadow boards provides an effective means of communication and reinforces the success of the 5S
- Jan 24 2022
Oterra™ Natural Colors for candies and confectioneries provide a color palette even Cupid would adore! As the world’s leading supplier of natural colors, Oterra continues their dedication to applying the goodness and purity of nature to our food. Their advanced technology and mission promotes every step -or arrow!- in the right direction to suit various applications with no compromise on quality or safety, therefore offering a wide product range.
If you are looking for natural colors to help create products for the day of love, there are several Oterra products available. Each offer a full spectrum of colors and natural ingredients to help produce the best color for your specific application.
- I-Colors®: Colorful, instant powders that plate well and hydrate easily.
- Promotes resilient coatings for easy, trouble-free panning.
- Ideal for plating perfection.
- Product is easy to dose and dissolve due to small
- I-Colors®: Colorful, instant powders that plate well and hydrate easily.
- Jan 17 2022
Color-coding allows for easy and quick communication of information essential for food safety. Designating critical control areas and zones helps your sanitation program by ensuring that the tools stay in the areas in which they are meant to be used, doing jobs they are meant to do.
Color-coded programs also help avoid bacterial and allergen cross-contamination within a facility or from one application to another, allowing you to maintain a safe food processing facility.
Consider bringing in help to develop and maintain a color-coded program.
Contact our Product Specialists for assistance today!
- Jan 07 2022
The Incoplas® LED Hybrid Hazloc, from Shat-R-Shield®, is a durable multi-purpose and corrosion-resistant LED lighting solution that can be used in heavy industrial applications where hazardous location lighting is required.
- Specifically designed to withstand moisture, dust, chemicals, salt spray, and harsh environments.
- Uses thermally conductive engineered polymers to extract heat away from the light source and offer consistent heat dissipation.
- Significant weight reduction over comparable aluminum fixtures.
- Multiple mounting options to choose from.
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Now is the time to start thinking about organizing, identifying, and labeling your inventory and storage areas in the New Year. Creating an expected “home” or centralized
- Nov 22 2021
This content emphasizes the significance of proper disinfection in the food industry, particularly in food processing equipment, to eliminate pathogens and ensure a hygienic environment. While traditional chemicals have been integral in the cleaning process, Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light has emerged as an effective complementary disinfection method. UV-C light utilizes short wavelengths to rapidly deactivate and eliminate microorganisms such as bacteria, mold, and viruses. After a thorough standard cleaning, UV-C light is employed to reach into hard-to-reach places, enhancing the effects of traditional cleaning solutions and providing superior sanitation. The content introduces the Aurora UV Disinfecting Device from SMS Technologies as a state-of-the-art UV-C technology for efficient and easy cleaning of food processing equipment. Additionally, the nUVaCleanTM UV Pipette Carousel is highlighted as the first pipette rack that not only organizes and protects pipettes but also destroys over 99%
- Nov 08 2021
For many people throughout the United States, hunting wild game is a beloved pastime--whether for the enjoyment of the outdoors, thrill of the hunt, or an economical way to obtain food. Along with this hobby comes many safety precautions. Just as a hunter should be trained in firearm safety and first aid procedures, food safety is also important. Educating one’s self on the dangers of foodborne illness is one step closer to harvesting a game animal for safe consumption.
Know The Risks
Harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and E.coli can live in raw or undercooked game meats. It is important to note the stages in which contamination may occur, and what steps can be taken to ensure you have processed your animal in the safest means possible.
Contamination can occur through the initial wound sustained by a bullet or an arrow. It is best to avoid hitting or puncturing the area around the stomach and intestines, as this would result in spoiling much of
- Oct 25 2021
The score everyone wants to achieve for any “test” we have taken (from grade school through post-secondary education) is 100%. One Hundred is also the score that any company involved with the Safe Quality Food (SQF) standard wants to achieve.
But…What does 100% mean in SQF?
Does it mean that your company is doing everything right? What is involved in getting that score? What does it take to maintain it?
First, congratulations on becoming SQF certified. Learning the SQF code and preparing your facility takes time. On average it’s about 6 months from the time a company opts into the program until the time they earn the certification. Much of this time is spent preparing for the audit through paperwork trails and training programs. The audit itself is a very short process in and of itself. The average audit is only 2-3 days; which means a company is preparing for the audit the other 362 days of the year.