Canning – All You Need to Know!


Canning is a technique for protection and preservation of food in which the food is heated and hermetically sealed in containers such as: glass bottles; metal cans; thermostable plastic; or multilayer flexible. The shelf life of canned foods is between six months to 5 years and it can be even extended longer under controlled conditions.

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Cool Grinding of Nutmeg

ALPINE Contraplex

Nutmeg is, among saffron or vanilla, an exclusive product in the world of spices. One of its characteristics is a high fat content with about 36.3g per 100g and a resulting heat sensitivity in the milling process. Because of its value, an energy efficient grinding system with continuous operation over long periods is required by the industry.

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Foodstuff Production: A culture of contradictions?


A recentt case is the Fipronil egg scandal in the laying hen farming in the Netherlands and in Lower Saxony (Germany). What actually do foodstuff producers and marketers do to avoid such cases? A lot, if you believe the rising costs in the area of modern foodstuff analysis.

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New Injection System for Brining Bacon and Poultry

Injection System

The new brine injection system is part of GEA MultiJector product family and is specifically dedicated to precise bacon and poultry processing, for 700 mm wide lines. The system features two millimeters OptiFlex needles, to date unique by GEA, promoting a tight injection pattern and allowing for exceptional injection accuracy, product quality and consistency.

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Challenges Consumer Face in Selecting Quality Meat

Quality Meat

Meat is a perishable commodity. Therefore, it is extremely important to maintain freshness in order to ensure the quality of the meat. One of the biggest concerns in handling meat is temperature control. At each stage of meat processing, the right temperature needs to be maintained at all times

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Detection of Foreign Objects in Food

Foreign Objects

Anything that has been found in food which is not reasonably expected to be found by a consumer during consumption refers to foreign objects in food. This makes the food unfit for consumption. For example, things like stones, rocks, glass, hard plastic, or sharp material may wind up in food.

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The Plant-Based Diet: All You Need To Know

Plant Based Diet:

A person may opt for a vegan/plant-based diet for health reasons, animal welfare, or religious reasons. More and more number of people are inclined towards vegetarian or vegan diets or reducing the consumption of animal-based food products.

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology in Food Processing

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is one of the most powerful analytical tools to identify organic and bio-organic substances and to elucidate their chemical structures. This is a robust technology which is used to rapidly analyse mixtures at the molecular level without requiring any separation and/or purification steps.

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What’s the Difference Between Steam Injection and Steam Infusion?

Steam Injection

Typical steam injection units are compact, inexpensive and simple to use. The process works by passing steam through the liquid to be cooked in a direct contact process. Steam injection relies on contact time between the steam and the product to condense into it.

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New Dairy Design for Grinding Lactose with New Air Classifier Mill

Grinding Lactose

Lactose is used in the food and pharmaceutical industry: The global market value for lactose with permeate powder is valued at more than US$2.0 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach US$2.4 billion in 2022, implying a compounded annual growth rate of 3 percent over the forecast period at constant prices.

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