Current issue

September/October 2018

Features

The Hit List: The top three challenges facing plant managers

Future Proof? Data-driven automation improves yield, quality, cuts labor costs

Fresh Radiation: Food irradiation pitched to fresh produce market

Form & Flavor: Three new approaches to broaden produce-based snack choices

Standing Out: The stories behind award-winning packaging

P2Seven: Nick Desai, Snack It Forward

Columns

The Process: Do what you can

Cutting Edge: A fresh look at lone workers in produce processing

United Fresh: Industry leaders talk ‘TEC Talks’



Past issues

September/October 2016

Building a Wall — Chlorine dioxide application system is linchpin of bioprotection technology

All Talk – and Action — Produce packaging gets smarter all the time

Frozen is Hot — Packaging helps boost success, attractiveness of frozen fruits, vegetables

Pack Expo — Pack Expo highlights packaging innovations for processing industry

The Science of the Can — It may look simple, but this produce package is laden with technology

July/August 2016

Target: Listeria — Recent recalls heighten the vulnerability of frozen foods

More Than a Filling — Cherry processing options expand from Michigan base

Divide and Conquer — Sunkist’s history of equipment innovation includes sectionizers

The Power of Pallets — They’re shipping essentials, whether made of wood, plastic, paper or other materials

Keep the Line Moving — Conveying systems offer solutions to unique problems

 

 

May/June 2016

Hunting Season — Produce companies search for best tools to detect pathogens

Pomegranate Potential — Juice, concentrate, arils boost processing possibilities

Deep Freeze on Spending — The importance of increasing the efficiency of refrigerator/freezer equipment

Inner Beauty — Scarred melons find variety of uses for California company

Frozen Assets — Opportunities, challenges abound in vegetable market

 

 

March/April 2016

Measures treat municipal water used in processing plants

Produce intended for landfill ends up in more valuable places

Systems evolve to produce safe processed food

November/December 2015

Food safety: The new reality

Public Perception: The meme generation

Independent and focused: Pickles are big business in small North Carolina town

Sustainability: A systems approach

Leave the driving to us

Freezing advances

July/August 2015

Cold and Safe — Hygienic design of critical equipment for frozen produce
Seeing Green — Kale chips propel Rhythm Foods to expansion
In the Bag — Fruit and vegetable snacks gain traction
Cold Transport Heating Up — Changes in consumer demand, buying patterns present challenges
Double Duty — Greenhouses inside shipping containers supply stores and restaurants
Water Wisdom — Project’s goal is to increase efficiency and reduce volume during processing
High Pressure Processing 101 — An overview of how HPP is used in the produce processing industry
Getting a Grip — Elastomer technology can handle sensitive Foods
Triple Play — September offers three major trade shows and educational events
The Ultimate DIY — 3D printers may be as commonplace as home computers

May/June 2015

Pulsed Light Potential — Technology eyed as an alternate sterilization method for produce
Wanted: Produce Protectors — Human threats to product safety and integrity require alert sentinels
Robots at the Ready — Demonstration packing line works in high-speed harmony
They’re Everywhere — Pouches are becoming and ever-present style of food packaging for produce companies
Organic Giant — Fruit, vegetables part of product-driven philosophy at Eden Foods
Balancing Act — Produce in most of its forms turns up in foodservice menu planning
Preview: United Fresh
Preview: PMA Food Service Conference
Preview: IFT Annual Meeting
Smart and Sustainable — Every package will tell a story and contribute to a zero-waste world

March/April 2015

Passing Grades

Just Remove Water

Keeping It Clean

Sanitizing Solutions

Eco-friendly peeling of roma-style tomatoes

PMA Tech Knowledge

Food Forward: Irrestible IT Force

Cutting Edge: Physical hurdles in wash water




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