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Industry Perspectives

Semi-finished protein product

Could food recalls and their related illnesses be a thing of the past? Yes, according to Jay McEvoy, the Director of Food Processing, North America at Cooper-Atkins Corporation. That is, as long as food processing companies adopt the latest technologies. In 2016, we interviewed Cooper-Atkins’ Scott D’Aniello to learn about how the company’s cutting-edge temperature […]

Non-alcoholic beer

Processors want greater throughput of higher-quality foods — this is a common theme we’ve heard from many of the equipment manufacturers we’ve interviewed for this blog. Maintaining quality, especially while increasing throughput, requires processing equipment that handles products gently, without damaging them. For many products, that means making sure you don’t overheat them during thermal […]


Safety and quality — these are the two most important characteristics of food. By extension, they’re also the most important characteristics of food processing equipment. As a manufacturer of progressing cavity and rotary lobe pumps, NETZSCH has been in the safety and quality game a long time. The company has carved out a niche by […]

High pressure processing (HPP) has seen a huge surge in recent years as processors look to clean up their labels and boost the quality of their products. A 2016 study published in the journal Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia found that HPP destroys microorganisms without breaking covalent bonds, which is why it can pasteurize products […]

Beverage Manufacturing Plant

The food and beverage industry faces its fair share of challenges. As the articles in this interview series demonstrate, processors are relying heavily on their suppliers to help meet today’s challenges while also planning for the future. Stainless Fabrication has a wealth of experience in the kind of advisory role processors require from their suppliers. […]

Business collaboration

About two years ago for this blog, I interviewed Darin Zehr, the general manager of Commercial Food Sanitation (an Intralox company) about the state of industry knowledge surrounding food safety and hygienic design. As a company that provides consulting services and training programs in sanitation, hygienic design, and environmental controls, Commercial Food Sanitation has the inside scoop on […]

Cara Godack

This summer, we’re featuring interviews with members of the FPSA Young Professionals Group. This interview is with Cara Godack, the marketing manager at M&M Refrigeration, a company that designs, manufactures, builds, and services industrial refrigeration systems worldwide. How did you get into the food industry? CG: I’ve worked with M&M for about 2 years. At […]