How to Improve Safety on a Meat Slicer

Slicing meat is a dangerous task.

A meat slicer is basically a series of large, extremely sharp blades that rotate quickly so it can cut through even the toughest of tissue.

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Why You Need to Shred Protein Hot

The popularity of shredded protein — both meat and a soy-based meat alternative — is on the rise.

You only have to do a quick Google Search for shredded meat to see how popular it is, and scroll through hundreds of thousands of recipes, tips, and shredded protein products.

Americans love shredded meat, and it shows.

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The Best Way to Cut Meat Sticks

The popularity of meat sticks is on the rise.

In 2017, processors made a combined total of over $1.3 billion in retail sales of meat sticks, up from $466 million in 2015. That’s almost a billion dollar increase in just two years!

Clearly, Americans love their meat sticks.

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Should Pet Food Processors Invest in a Meat Shredder?

Shredded meat is making its way into the pet food world.

Dog and cat owners increasingly want to see recognizable meat and vegetable pieces in their pet’s food as part of a larger trend towards more natural, less processed pet food.

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The 1 Overlooked Difference Between Shredding Hot and Cold

The number one question we get asked concerning shredding protein is this: should I be shredding hot or cold?

It’s a legitimate question to ask. The temperature of your protein product when you run it through a shredding machine plays a big role in the consistency and look of the shreds.

Choose the wrong temperature (hot versus cold), and you’ll wind up with shreds you weren’t expecting — and, as many do, blame the shredding machine for the less than desirable outcome to your shreds.

Answering this question starts with having a goal in mind for your shreds.

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How To Cook Beef for Better Looking Shreds

The popularity of shredded beef is at an all time high and smart companies are finding ways to produce a more consistent, hand pulled look to their product.

The reason is obvious: consumers want to buy a shredded beef product that closely resembles what they could make at home. The more consistent the shreds, the more it looks like it was pulled apart with forks, the better.

Achieving that hand pulled look is difficult though. Shredding product by hand isn’t scale-able and often requires a large investment in labor, while some meat shredding machines can produce a clumpy product.

So how do you get that hand pulled look consumers want? Simple, you change how you cook your product.

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How To Cook Chicken for Better Looking Shreds

The popularity of shredded chicken is at an all time high and smart companies are finding ways to produce a more consistent, hand pulled look to their product.

The reason is obvious: consumers want to buy a shredded chicken product that closely resembles what they could make at home. The more consistent the shreds, the more it looks like it was pulled apart with forks, the better.

Achieving that hand pulled look is difficult though. Shredding product by hand isn’t scale-able and often requires a large investment in labor, while some meat shredding machines can produce a clumpy product.

So how do you get that hand pulled look consumers want? Simple, you change how you cook your product.

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How To Cook Pork for Better Looking Shreds

The popularity of shredded pork is at an all time high and smart companies are finding ways to produce a more consistent, hand pulled look to their product.

The reason is obvious: consumers want to buy a shredded pork product that closely resembles what they could make at home. The more consistent the shreds, the more it looks like it was pulled apart with forks, the better.

Achieving that hand pulled look is difficult though. Shredding product by hand isn’t scale-able and often requires a large investment in labor, while some meat shredding machines can produce a clumpy product.

So how do you get that hand pulled look consumers want? Simple, you change how you cook your product.

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Watch the FS-19 Slicer Handle 3 Types of Dehydrated Fruit

When we acquired the FS-19 Slicer during our acquisition of Cove Equipment, we knew it was a powerful meat slicer.

You only have to view some of the videos on our website to see how quickly and easily the FS-19 can slice multiple kinds of meat — and produce perfect slice thickness every time. We were amazed ourselves seeing it slice up meat in person.

The FS-19 truly is a great meat slicer. But what about other food products?

A customer recently ask us to test the FS-19 slicer on a product we weren’t expecting: dehydrated fruit.

We weren’t quite sure what to expect. We know it can handle meat, but dehydrated fruit? Would it be able to produce a quality slice on such a small product? Could the FS-19 be used for slicing more than meat?

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How to Easily Choose Between Enterprise and Unger Cutting Styles

Mixer grinders are important tools in the meat processing industry and are part of many meat processing lines.

The ability to cut meat, mix in additives and preservatives, and extrude into a variety of shapes and casings makes mixer grinders valuable for producing everything from sausage and hot dogs to ground beef and pet food.

There are few facilities that do not have some kind of mixer grinder to optimize the production of their meat product.

While this equipment is popular in the meat processing world, there’s still one question that comes up again and again: do you need an enterprise or unger cutting system?

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