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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.
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.
Word in the halls of Process Expo 2013 was that some of our readers flip through Refrigerated & Frozen Foodsback to front instead of front to back. No, it’s not a Jewish thing or a Wisconsin thing (a friendly jab to my rival Packers fans, ha ha), but more or less an ad index thing.
Temperature monitoring is the centerpiece to maintaining a cold chain. Learn how processors and cold storage providers can benefit from technology that tracks both vehicle refrigeration performance and overall fleet performance in a single system.
Take a look at what’s new with compressors and formers.
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.
Gone are the days of operators manually monitoring lines, adjusting and re-adjusting switches and scribbling results in a notebook. That’s because today’s operators can monitor energy usage, food safety measures and line efficiency across multiple plants or locations with a press of a button.