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Maintaining a Seafood Savviness Like No Other

High Liner Foods revamps its supply chain network and expands its frozen seafood facility to stay ahead of consumer demands and sustainability mandates.

For many seafood processors, pumping out a host of seafood fare can be a bit rudimentary. Frozen seafood comes in; frozen seafood ships out. But, for companies like High Liner Foods, all it takes is a bit of seasonings, sauces and different shapes to transform an ordinary product into something extraordinary.


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Creating a Sustainable Seafood Society

From white tablecloth settings to home kitchens, High Liner Foods brings innovation and sustainably sourced seafood to the table

It used to be that seafood was only eaten in a sit-down restaurant, on the weekends, for special occasions. But, the economic downturn in 2008 forced consumers to reduce their expenditures and transform their spending habits. As a result, many Americans traded in their white tablecloth restaurant outings for ready-made meals eaten in the comfort of their own homes.


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Changing the Frozen Food Conversation

Kraig Naasz, president and CEO of the American Frozen Foods Institute, changes the frozen foods conversation with the Frozen Food Roundtable, a conglomerate of leading frozen food processors and retailers whose goal is to change the way consumers think and feel about frozen foods.


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Processors to Watch in 2014

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods talks with five processors to learn more about new product launches, plant expansions, packaging enhancements and what’s on the horizon for 2014.


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New Retail Products: Bakery

 Gourmet Frozen Cookies, Inc., Los Angeles, introduced homestyle frozen cookie dough under its Jen & Joe’s line.  


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How FSMA's New Food Import Fees Affect Your Company

As you read this column, the federal government has ended its nearly 3-week partial shutdown and the business of governing has resumed in our nation’s capital. No doubt the resumption of suspended services is a welcome development for frozen food makers, who I know were frustrated by the impact.


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Ovenable & Plastic Trays

Anchor Packaging’s new 16-ounce polypropylene containers and lids are designed to maximize performance and minimize cost.


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Formers & CIP/COP Equipment

Polypack’s new intermittent motion tray loader-former runs at speeds up to 20 trays per minute.


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Cold Packaging Equipment: Belts & Conveyors

Heat and Control’s new FastBack FDX Force Displacement drives are said to be 40% smaller than comparable inertia drive horizontal motion conveyors and convey up to 2,500 pounds, making it ideal for transfer runs up to 100 feet long and product accumulation up to 300 cubic feet.


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Nighttime Deliveries Offer Countless Advantages to Foodservice Industry

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods talks exclusively with Bob Fitzsimmons, chief executive officer of Food Authority, about nighttime deliveries and the countless advantages they offer the foodservice industry. 


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The Future of Food Processing Plants

From wastewater management to LED lighting to enhanced refrigerant management, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods uncovers the latest in green technologies for today’s cold storage distribution and processing plants.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' September 2014 issue features the six Processors to Watch in 2015 and the Cold Storage Construction Guide.

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