As consumers, we often take for granted the safety and quality of the food we consume. But have you ever wondered why product testing is a crucial step in modern food production? Imagine biting into a delicious-looking snack, only to find it tastes off or worse, makes you sick. This is where product testing steps in, ensuring that what reaches your plate is not only delicious but also safe for consumption.
In 2023, the food production and refrigerated storage industries offer promising financial and business benefits due to the ever-growing demand for perishable goods. That translates into an estimated international market value of over $19 billion, creating a surge in demand for skilled producers and manufacturers. With the global population increasing and consumer preferences shifting towards fresh and frozen products, this industry is experiencing steady growth, resulting in expanded revenue opportunities for businesses and career advancement for professionals.
If you’ve ever wondered about the advantages of using a spiral steamer to prepare commercial food products, you’re in the right place. Using this innovative equipment can significantly enhance the efficiency and quality of food processing. So, what are the benefits of spiral steaming in the preparation of commercial food products?
What is Spiral Freezing, and Why Is It Important?
Spiral freezers are widely used in the food manufacturing and preservation industry, quickly and efficiently freezing various food products in a safe and effective manner. Spiral Freezers are often the preferred choice among quick-freezing equipment for food processing and storage due to their compact structure, small footprint, high freezing efficiency, and freezing effectiveness.
One of the most important considerations when acquiring professional-grade heavy-duty food manufacturing equipment is the lifespan and longevity of system components. Nothing lasts forever, and when one considers the average wear and tear to which such systems are subjected over their operation lifetime, it only stands to reason that eventually, repairs will be required.
That’s where Advanced Food Equipment has you covered. We make maintenance easy with superior long-term contracts to ensure that your machine receives all necessary care and attention required to keep it running smoothly and efficiently throughout its projected service period, and potentially even longer.
In the food industry, manufacturing professionals are always looking for ways to ensure the long-term functionality of their equipment and systems. In response to that need, your partners at Advanced Food Equipment are proud to offer a very special service to our clients: our exclusive AFE Ten-Year Warranty. This industry-unmatched warranty on our welded enclosure freezers guarantees that your equipment will be fully protected for a full ten years, no matter what happens.
Stainless steel has become an increasingly popular choice for food production equipment in recent years. There are many advantages in using stainless steel for food processing–including durability, corrosion resistance, and anti-bacterial properties. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at each of these benefits and more.
Microorganisms and bacteria may be small, but they are responsible for billion-dollar losses each year to the food industry. Far worse is the human cost— bacterial infections caused by Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Escherichia Coli are responsible for 9 out of 10 food-borne diseases in the world today. It is vitally important that science equip the food industry with the ability to inhibit bacterial growth.
Fortunately, multiple technologies (both physical and chemical) have been developed to control unwanted microorganisms in food production and storage.
Food safety management is vitally important for protecting people from foodborne disease or injury related to food consumption. Such dangers are a major threat to food businesses and affect consumers all over the world, and the controlled mitigation of these threats is the very purpose of a Food Safety Management System.
The World Health Organization estimates that up to 600 million people contract foodborne illnesses each year, out of which at least 420,000 people die. Everyone’s health and well-being are directly connected to the need for superior hygiene in how our food is handled.
A Food Safety Management System is a structured process for overseeing food production and usage, ensuring that food is produced and maintained to a quality standard that keeps it safe to eat. It should take into account and fully define each step of the production process, identifying any possible risks and emplacing specific controls to ensure safety.
HTST pasteurization, short for “high-temperature, short-term” pasteurization, is the most common method used to extend the shelf life of many food products and beverages. It’s also called flash pasteurization.
Heating foods and liquids at high temperatures for a short amount of time effectively slows the growth of microbes and kills harmful bacteria, such as Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella. The process is highly effective and efficient for the pasteurization of bulk products and milk and dairy products. Food products sterilized by HTST typically have low to medium viscosity.
It’s essential that your food processing equipment be hygienic to retain the benefits of HTST.