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Consumer demand for premium products is changing the face of the food processing industry, from ingredients to packaging to equipment. Twenty-first-century consumers expect not only premium quality, but a degree of personalization that speaks to their particular health needs, tastes, and lifestyle. Andy Juarez deals with the day-to-day ramifications of the soaring popularity of premium […]

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The food processing industry has always been attentive to the ingredients that go into its products. But we’re living in a time when that scrutiny is coming from without as well as within. From impending food safety legislation to contemporary consumer preferences, the relationship between food processors and their ingredients has never been so vital. […]

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In this series, FPSA members share their experiences at PROCESS EXPO and offer insights into how to maximize trade show ROI. Today’s interviewee is Camilla Howard, the Marketing Director at thermal food processing equipment manufacturer Unitherm Food Systems. How was your experience at PROCESS EXPO 2015? Very successful. PROCESS EXPO is always our favorite show, […]

Dave Krishock, Kansas State University, Grain Science Industry

PROCESS EXPO | Expert in Residence Millennials Again? Dave Krishock | Kansas State University Another article about Millenials and their self-centered, tech enamored, job-hopping tendencies will be the downfall of the American workplace? Not quite! Look at the picture below: The five students show above are currently upperclassmen and women in the Bakery Science and […]

Steve Smith, Purdue University, Department of Food Science

PROCESS EXPO | Expert in Residence E-Beam Package Sterilization Steve Smith | Purdue University In aseptic processing and packaging, you must pre-sterilize both the package and the product before you seal the product into the package. Traditionally, companies have used three methods of package sterilization: Steam or superheated steam. Other than for sterilizing metal cans, […]

Joe Cordray, Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science

PROCESS EXPO | Expert in Residence Validation: An Important Part of Your HACCP System Joe Cordray Ph.D. | Iowa State University HACCP Validation has been a part of HACCP since its inception. HACCP Principle 7: Verification contains two parts: initial validation and ongoing verification. We have been discussing initial validation since the passage of the Pathogen […]

Chris Simmons, UC Davis, Food Science and Technology

PROCESS EXPO | Expert in Residence Closing the loop with wastes from fruit and vegetable processing Chris Simmons | UC Davis, Food Science & Technology The notion of “closing the loop” refers to production of products using waste streams that are generated during that product’s life cycle. Biomass residues from food processing present many opportunities […]