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McDonald’s franchisee Caspers is reinventing its distribution business with a new warehouse cooled by an ammonia/CO2 and low-charge ammonia DX system.Caspers Cold Storage and Distribution is in the process of changing its identity as a business; part of that change is moving to environmentally friendly natural refrigerants.
No matter the current state of your strategic plan, knowing which information should be included can help your food company create a viable plan for the future. Below you can check out our strategic planning SlideShare that includes helpful information you need to develop a well-rounded plan.
We thought we hit a peak when 2014’s total reportable food and beverage plant construction projects numbered 635. But, the number of construction projects recorded in 2015 is 9.29 percent greater and is the highest number in the last 10 years. The number of new greenfield projects in 2015 was just 0.45 percent higher than 2014’s number.
Did you know that compressed air systems can be a source of contamination in your food plant? Dangerous bacteria and pathogens can be difficult to spot in your facility-especially if they are airborne.
Did you know that compressed air systems can be a source of contamination in your food plant? Dangerous bacteria and pathogens can be difficult to spot in your facility — especially if they are airborne.
Sustainability drives planning of new facilities
What’s the best way to remain competitive in the food processing industry today? A strategic plan. It equips your business with the knowledge, tools and strategies necessary to evolve and adapt to changing marketing conditions and consumer demands. In fact, we’ll be hosting a Food Engineering webinar June 23, 3 Key Elements in a Successful Strategic Plan for Growth to dive into strategic plans even further
Does your food processing company have a strategic plan? Failing to plan is planning to fail—especially when it comes to your business. On June 23, Stellar is hosting the Food Engineering webinar, 3 Key Elements in a Successful Strategic Plan for Growth. We’ll be chatting about how strategic planning can benefit food manufacturing plants, and how you can get started with developing your own strategic plan.
Quick chill systems are a viable option for hog chilling thanks to improved efficiency, product quality and yield. But to achieve these benefits, and peak performance, your system must be designed correctly.
Safely operating and maintaining ammonia refrigeration equipment is, obviously, a focal point for business owners. What are some of the most common ammonia safety issues found in food plants?
There are more than 68,000 pork producers in the United States alone—competition is fierce. So how can your hog facility remain competitive? By producing the highest quality product possible for consumers, efficiently.
The best options with return on investment (ROI) in mind.
Your plan must be comprehensive, eliminating all confusion and hesitancy in case of an emergency. A plan lacking extensive instruction or failing to address each emergency may add confusion to the situation.
While safely operating and maintaining ammonia refrigeration equipment remains top priority for plant owners, effectively achieving it is another story. Though trusted industry bodies and agencies outline proper engineering practices, maintenance and safety programs to prevent ammonia hazards, some facilities still have unsafe elements that could lead to dire consequences.
Last week, we outlined the basics of a Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, examining the benefits, costs and the steps. However, the biggest piece of this food safety certification is passing the actual audit.
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