Entries by Fusion Tech

How to Perform Thermal Mapping and Balancing of Your Industrial Oven

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 […]

Starter Cultures for Making Fermented Sausages

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, […]

Why You Should Buy Equipment from Food Scientists

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.

How to Measure Water Activity in Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has become a staple product in the American diet. According to research done by the Simmons National Customer Survey (NHCS) in 2019 and the U.S. Census, approximately 50% of the U.S. population, which is nearly 160 million people, eat meat snacks and beef jerky regularly. This is mainly due to the taste, texture, […]

How to Schedule Maintenance for Longer Conveyor Life

Conveyor systems are a big investment that requires regular and ongoing maintenance to ensure they run smoothly for years to come. Most manufacturers provide instructions to inspect and maintain their conveyors. However, in most food processing facilities, those instructions get stuck in a drawer somewhere and are inaccessible to maintenance personnel.

2 Benefits of Diagonal Fins in a Tumbler

Vacuum tumblers are an essential tool for many food processors and are used to coat and/or infuse protein products with functional and sensory-enhancing ingredients. Their ability to achieve this task quickly and efficiently makes vacuum tumblers staple pieces of equipment in most food processing plants.

Fusion Tech Welcomes New Smokehouse Technology Manager & Food Scientist

Fusion Tech welcomes Nick Brown, Smokehouse Technology Manager and Food Scientist to the team. Nick holds a Masters Degree in Meat Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, specializing in processed meats. He has worked as a food scientist in the cooked meats division for some of the world’s largest meat processing companies and […]