Entries by Fusion Tech

How Maintaining Your Injector Affects Product Quality and Yields

Industrial injectors are a big investment, so it’s worthwhile to regularly inspect and maintain them to ensure product longevity. But there’s even more reason to preserve them in an optimal state when it comes to yield consistency, food quality and safety, and expensive downtime. While injector equipment manufacturers provide information on how to care for […]

Should You Chill Your Brine?

Understanding proper brining methods for meat and meat alternatives are essential when it comes to improving product yields, product quality and your bottom line as a processor. The process of brining generally entails marinating the meat or meat alternative in a solution (brine) containing salt and other functional ingredients before cooking. Brining allows for a […]

How to Improve Safety on a Meat Band Saw

Cutting meat with a band saw can be extremely dangerous. Every year, 4,000 meat band saw-related amputations take place in the meatpacking industry. These injuries can be avoided through the right safety measures. According to one study at Emory University, employees in this industry have a 60% higher probability of severe workplace-related injuries compared to […]

How to Properly Probe Product in a Smokehouse

Accurate temperature readings in your smokehouse are essential for improving yields, consistency, and food safety. Unfortunately, a lot of smokehouse operators don’t know how to properly use a temperature probe. This means that temperatures are not being measured precisely — which gives way to varying degrees of product yields and consistency on the same truck […]

How to Step Cook Beef Sticks for Improved Yields and Consistency

Despite supply issues, the popularity of meat sticks remains on the rise. In 2021, processors made a combined total of over $1.83 billion in sales for meat snacks at convenience stores alone– with meat sticks as the leading category. That’s up from $466 million in 2015 – almost a 1.5 billion dollar increase in six years! […]

Your Guide to Henneken Brand Vacuum Tumblers

Purchasing a vacuum tumbler can be a daunting task. Do a quick Google search for “vacuum tumbler” and you’ll 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 a […]

4 Benefits of Single Needle Brine Injectors

A brine injector is an essential piece of equipment for any meat processing company. These machines are used to inject a brine mixture into the meat to add weight and flavor, which ultimately leaves more money in your pocket. Uncooked meat and poultry products are typically sold by weight. Meaning, if you can make your […]

Fusion Tech Makes Donations to 10 Non-Profits

Supporting local and national charities is a key value here at Fusion Tech. Since 2017, we’ve hosted a vote where our clients, community, and employees could choose which charity would receive our end-of-year donation. It’s been widely successful year after year, gaining hundreds and sometimes thousands of votes. When the COVID pandemic hit, we donated […]

4 Ways Investing in a Column Dumper Can Improve Safety

Lifting is a primary cause of injury in the food processing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, around a quarter of all manufacturing sector accidents happen in the food and beverage industry — with most of those injuries due to repetitive or improper lifting. That should come as no surprise. The […]