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Surpassing Sustainability

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods honors Hormel Foods for its green supply chain achievements.
By Marina Mayer
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Since Hormel Foods’ founding in 1891, corporate responsibility has been a significant part of its culture. Whether it’s treating its people, communities and environment with respect and integrity or producing high-quality products in a sustainable and energy-efficient manner, the Austin, Minn.-based processor of refrigerated and frozen beef, turkey and pork makes corporate responsibility an everyday business practice.


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Food Logistics Forum 2013: Navigating Today’s Complex Cold Chain

The 2013 Food Logistics Forum will provide educational resources, regulatory information and business development opportunities for the frozen food industry.
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Join frozen food industry leaders—from production, foodservice and retail to 3PL providers— for the 2013 Food Logistics Forum.


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New Retail Products: Beverages

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Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. expanded its Minute Maid brand to include new reduced-calorie options. Minute Maid Pure Squeezed Light No Pulp Orange Juice Beverage features 50 calories per 8-fluid-ounce serving and 50% less sugar and calories than regular orange juice.


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Refrigeration Equipment

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Engineered to be “virtually” monitored and/or programmed remotely using current web browsers on a laptop, table or smartphone, the Frick Quantum HD refrigeration controller allows multiple operators to log in and securely adjust settings or verify capacities without disturbing the current screen as it appears live.


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Thermoformed Paperboard Films & Lids

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Avery Dennison North American Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper label materials include 22 specifications.


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Bagging, Weighing & Case Packaging Equipment

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Available with stainless steel construction to resist chemical attack, the Alliance DeckHand portable floor scale features a battery-operated digital weight indicator and a 31x41x4.5-inch non-skid platform and ramp.


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Material Handling Workhorses

Today’s lift trucks do all of the heavy lifting, and then some.
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When it comes to lift trucks, operators want a material handling solution that’s durable, robust, productive and able to handle the heavy lifting.


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Off the Grid

Today’s processors can choose from an assortment of energy-efficient solar roofing systems that provide over-the-top functionalities.
By Marina Mayer
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What goes up must come down, right? Well, not necessarily, especially when it comes to energy costs. Thankfully, today’s refrigerated and frozen food processors can choose from an assortment of energy-efficient solar roofing systems that are off the grid.


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Best Practices for Traceability and Recall Preparation

By Gale Prince
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Food safety is at the core of every successful food business. When making a purchasing decision on food, consumers have to trust that the food manufacturers have delivered a product that is safe to consume.


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AS/RS: Multi-Tasking Machines

Today’s automated storage retrieval systems live up to their name by providing a multitude of functions for refrigerated and frozen food applications.
By Marina Mayer
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It used to be that automated storage retrieval systems (AS/RS) were almost as cumbersome as the high-volume loads they were handling.


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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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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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2014 September

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

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