Trends in Retort Processing: Goodbye Canned Food, Hello “Retort Pouches”

For hundreds of years retort processing (i.e., “canning”) has made it possible to prepare spaghetti sauce in minutes—instead of hours—eat tuna regardless of how many thousands of miles you live from an ocean, and have veggies year-round. In terms of the production workflow and equipment, food and beverage retort processing has changed very little since … Continue reading “Trends in Retort Processing: Goodbye Canned Food, Hello “Retort Pouches””

Food Processors, Quality Assurance, Sterilizers, and Consumers

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream voluntarily recalled products and closed retail scoop shops in April 2015 after listeria was found in a random sample. The FDA promptly conducted a ten-day inspection, concluding that a number of problems contributed to the contamination, including employees failing to follow safety procedures, a lack of environmental testing, and a general failure … Continue reading “Food Processors, Quality Assurance, Sterilizers, and Consumers”