Chilling a chicken breast requires a different system than freezing a ready-to-eat meal or quick chilling a ham in order to maintain product integrity and safety. An error can be disastrous to the consumer — and the processor.
Water often plays a key role in production. The process of manufacturing paper is dependent upon the uninhibited flow of filtered water. Maintaining a water-delivery system can prove costly when the system is outdated or simply not fit for the application at hand.
I attended the annual meeting of the Cooling Technology Institute as I was putting the finishing touches on our March issue. Though I haven’t been able to attend every annual meeting since my first (in 2000), I’m always thrilled to be back.