Data collection is often an overlooked part of food processing. Removing or changing ingredients to create a cleaner label can exasperate or expose flaws in the processing of your product. Creating adequate process controls helps eliminate those flaws but requires you to have sufficient data collection. Numbers don’t lie — they help track your product’s […]
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December at Fusion Tech means one thing: It’s time for our annual End of Year Donation Vote! Since 2017, we stopped sending out Christmas cards (that always end up in the trash anyway) and gave that money to a charity making a difference in the world. Charities are helped. Trees are saved. And lives are […]
Replacing functional ingredients with natural alternatives can cause serious product quality issues without the right process controls. Many processors are replacing, reducing, or removing functional ingredients to create a cleaner label, but don’t fully understand the impact those replacements can have on product quality. Last month, we shared 9 natural alternatives that were the best […]
Over the last 10-15 years, the food industry has made a shift to create products with “cleaner labels” or natural ingredients. This trend stemmed from consumers demanding healthier options. Think back to Panera Bread’s “No-No” List that pushed the demand to remove chemical-sounding ingredients from their products. Ingredients containing “-ites” and “-ates” in their name, […]
Thermal mapping of an industrial oven is an important procedure to enhance your product in the cooking cycle. Mapping and balancing your oven will help you troubleshoot product issues and improve product consistency, yields, and throughput. It’s the not-so-secret step to ensuring your industrial oven produces the results you want. In this article, we’ll walk […]
Purchasing a vacuum tumbler can be a daunting task. Do a quick Google search for “vacuum tumbler” and you will find thousands of options to choose from — all claiming to be the best on the market. So how do you know which vacuum tumbler is right for YOUR specific meat product? We laid out […]
Improving the performance of your batch oven is essential for improving product yields and consistency, as well as process efficiency. When trying to improve your batch oven, there are three points of control to look at: Temperature (dry bulb) Humidity (wet bulb) Airflow/Breakpoint Making these three points of control work together will help refine your […]
Starter cultures are a key element in the production of fermented sausages at scale. They create a desirable environment for good bacteria to grow, aid in producing the sausage’s flavor, texture, and color, and can shorten the fermentation process by weeks if not months. Getting the right results, though, can be tricky. In this article, […]
Purchasing equipment for your food processing facility is an investment — one you hope is being made with a level of expertise and insight into your challenges and needs. You need this equipment to solve a specific problem, produce a specific outcome, and integrate seamlessly into your operations.
If you are in the meat processing business, you know that cooking and smoking meat is an essential step in producing high-quality products. But when it comes to choosing the right smokehouse, the options can be overwhelming. One of the biggest decisions in this regard is whether to opt for a single-wide or double-wide oven. […]
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- 2023 End of Year Donation VoteDecember 12, 2023 - 1:20 pm
- How to Perform Thermal Mapping and Balancing of Your Industrial OvenSeptember 25, 2023 - 8:00 am
- Your Guide to Purchasing the Right Vacuum Tumbler for Your ProcessAugust 31, 2023 - 3:14 pm
- Understanding How Temperature, Humidity, and Airflow Affect Batch Oven PerformanceAugust 23, 2023 - 2:22 pm