Articles by Elizabeth Fuhrman

Ingredients and Formulation

Further developments in spices & seasonings

April 9, 2014
Recently, more spices and seasonings are making their way into meat and poultry products for their antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits
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Product Focus | Prepared Foods

Prepared foods push forward

Convenient meal solutions are popular for every meal of the day, plus snacks.
April 4, 2014
Growth of prepared foods in delis has kicked into overdrive during the past few years.
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Details make the product in mixing operations

March 8, 2014
Mixing quite possibly could be the place where more opportunities for mistakes can occur than any other spot in the pre-cooked process.
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Processing Tech

Managing freezing systems

Technological advances lead to improved operational strategies for processors who need to keep products as cold as ice.
February 8, 2014
Wintertime may seem to be an easy time to discuss freezing systems, but the challenges — such as energy management — and solutions to answer those trials are in the works all year long.
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Food Safety

Defending the food supply

January 10, 2014
If a disease outbreak occurs in today’s interconnected global economy, the stakes are higher than usual: Expect lost domestic and international sales, a damaged reputation, and even a hit to the U.S. economy from lost trade and employment.
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Processing Tech

Fine-tuning slaughter

January 10, 2014
Across the industry, many of the basic slaughter processes and techniques have remained the same.
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Technology advances the cooking process

December 13, 2013
Oven, fryer and smokehouse equipment suppliers continually are improving the design to minimize the gap between what processors want their cooking equipment to do and what the machines are capable of doing.
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Work continues on antimicrobial solutions

December 6, 2013
Antimicrobial solutions are used to reduce contaminants on raw foods such as meats, vegetables and fruits.
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Advancements in rapid-testing technology

November 11, 2013
The sooner one finds out a food product meets quality and safety requirements, the sooner it can be sold.
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Putting yield first in cutting and deboning

October 18, 2013
Yield is key to profitability. Just as in other areas of processing, cutting and deboning have a direct impact on yield and, in turn, quality.
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Check out the April 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on animal welfare, sanitation programs, and much more!

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April 2014

Check out the April 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with a special profile of Stemmler's Meats!

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