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JBT to feature in IFU Juice Summer School

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JBT’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa Technical Manager for Citrus, José Lorente, will be hosting a special workshop examining methods of citrus juice extraction as part of the three-day International Fruit & Vegetable Juice Association (IFU) Summer School 2020, which is scheduled to take place in Parma, Italy from June 29-July 02.

To be held at the University of Parma, the school will comprise three days of lectures with two sessions per day and practical hands on activities with pilot scale processing lines, involving JBT and other process equipment manufacturers plus the opportunity to learn about laboratory microbiological and chemical tests.

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“I am going to be speaking about the challenges surrounding citrus production, sustainability and food safety, and how technology is being adapted to meet these needs,” explains Lorente.

“I am also going to include things that don’t usually get covered in these kinds of presentations, such as the differences between oranges and mandarins, and the health benefits that mandarins can deliver.”

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The workshop will also take a look at valuable by-products that can be recovered during citrus extraction, whether that be cloudy pulp or d-Limonene – a natural organic solvent used in aroma industry and other sectors, which is one of the most lucrative by-products of the citrus extraction process.

In his role as JBT’s Technical Manager for Citrus in the EMENA region, José Lorente is responsible for technology updating and R&D projects for the citrus industry in Europe and the Mediterranean.  Since 2010, he has also been the Senior Technology Adviser for Asia/Pacific markets for fruit and vegetable processing.

The IFU University Juice Processing Summer School will take place from June 29-July 02 at the University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

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JBT, SafeTraces & TORR Industries bring innovations to Food Processing Expo

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JBT and industry allies SafeTraces and TORR Industries are highlighting technological innovations for effective traceability, filling and other solutions at the 2020 edition of the California League of Food Producers’ (CLFP) Food Processing Expo, which takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center until February 13. 

California’s largest food processing trade show, the Food Processing Expo features a dynamic array of speakers and workshops, and a Food Processing Technology Showcase on the show floor. As well as highlighting JBT’s wide range of solutions for food processors, the event is also providing an opportunity to highlight innovations from two of JBT’s most recent allies, SafeTraces and TORR Industries. 

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JBT and SafeTraces – a leading food safety and traceability solutions provider – announced a global alliance in July 2019 to integrate SafeTraces’ breakthrough, patented DNA-based technologies into JBT’s solutions portfolio for worldwide distribution. The strategic alliance is focused on incorporating SafeTraces’ groundbreaking food safety and traceability technology into JBT FoodTech businesses, including fresh produce technologies, fresh-cut technologies, and coating equipment solutions, enabling rapid verification of sanitation processes and item-level tracking and tracing of food materials.

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TORR Industries
California-based TORR Industries became a JBT ally in September 2019, with the aim of bringing TORR’s versatile fillers to companies handling everything from wines and juices to coffee concentrates all across the globe. Through the non-exclusive Sales Representation Agreement, JBT now represents TORR’s low and high-acid aseptic and sanitary liquid filling systems for bags, pouches, and bulk-containers with fill fitments globally, covering applications for products within the liquid foods, fruit and vegetable, dairy, wine, tomato sauce, and ready-to-eat sauce categories. 

Based in Shasta County, Northern California, TORR is the leader in high output wine bag fillers in the US market, but with an international presence that includes installations for coconut milk in Malaysia and crushed pineapple in the Philippines.

JBT will be exhibiting at Booth #1131, along with SafeTraces at Booth #310 and TORR Industries at Booth #1129 at CLFP Food Processing Expo 2020 which takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA until February 13.

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JBT Brazil hosts Open House event

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Food, dairy, juice and fruit processing companies from across Brazil are being invited to learn more about new JBT technologies and solutions covering a wide range of applications, from washers and finishers through to essential oil extractors, fruit sizers, freezers and much more, at an Open House event taking place at JBT’s Araraquara facility until February 21.

As well as giving an overview of currently available systems from JBT, the event will also include an in-depth look at some of the newest additions both from within the JBT family and from allied companies, including SafeTraces’ innovative traceability technology. Additionally, each visit will include a tour of JBT Brazil’s Pilot Plant where delegates can learn more about ongoing research and development work being carried out by JBT.

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In addition to technical presentations, companies attending the Open House will have the opportunity to view a number of JBT solutions in action, such as the MORE system for the recovery of valuable D-Limonene essential oil from citrus. One of the most lucrative by-products in the citrus industry, D-Limonene is a natural organic solvent used in the aroma sector and other industries.

Januário Soligon, Director of Sales & Service for JBT Liquid Foods in South America, said: “The principal objective of the Open House is to strengthen the commercial relationship between JBT and our customers in Brazil, as well as bringing them up to date with information on the newest solutions and technologies in the food and beverage industry.”

The JBT Brazil Open House event will take place at JBT’s Araraquara, Sao Paulo State facility until February 21.

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JBT showcases complete produce solution capability at Fruit Logistica 2020

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JBT is bringing a range of complete solutions for fresh produce growers and processors to Fruit Logistica 2020, the world’s largest trade exhibition for the produce sector, which include systems for making fresh-cut processing more efficient and hygienic, and tray sealing technologies that can improve shelf-life and add value to fruits and vegetables.

According to John Siddle, JBT’s Global Product Line Director for Fresh Produce Technologies, a key focus for this year’s Fruit Logistica will be on creating awareness that JBT is able to provide a complete solution for the fresh produce sector, including its entire line capability. “We will be presenting our integrated approach to the produce industry with two of the newer additions to the JBT family – FTNON and Proseal,” he says. “The solutions provided by both companies have the ability to turn commodities into value-added products.”

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Pancho Purroy, EMENA Sales & Accounts Manager, Citrus & Juice Processing Technologies and Sales Manager, Liquid Foods Iberia, says: “For over 100 years JBT has been a major innovator in food preservation technology. JBT believes it is essential to continue innovating and deploying food and beverage preservation solutions as it is proven that ambient shelf-stable foods and extended shelf-life refrigerated foods show a reduction in waste and consequently a positive contribution to the sustainability of our food supply systems.”

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Sealing innovations
Proseal, which became part of JBT in June 2019, will be showcasing tray sealing solutions for fruit growers and processors on its own dedicated Proseal stand. The tray sealing specialist will demonstrate two tray sealers that highlight the wide choice of models available – the semi-automatic Proseal GTR and automatic inline Proseal GT4s – along with its unique ProTest seal quality testing system that enables companies to determine the ideal seal and peel strength for individual products. In addition, a chilled display cabinet will feature the many different types of tray formats for which Proseal can provide a sealing solution.

Among the many advanced features of the GT4s, ProMotion technology improves speeds by up to 30% using following motion and intelligent buffering technology to enable trays to feed continuously into the sealer without stopping. Eseal® ensures excellent seal reliability with an increased seal force of 200% while achieving a 92% reduction in energy usage to deliver valuable cost savings and sustainability benefits.

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Improved efficiency
JBT FTNON will showcase groundbreaking innovations developed to improve food safety, hygiene and processing efficiency for fresh-cut salad and vegetable producers during the event, including the CoreTakr® Flex and the CoreTakr® Iceberg for safe, efficient robotic de-coring of iceberg lettuce, cabbage and other products. FTNON will also highlight the Bell pepper de-corer (SPD-200) which removes the time-consuming task of having to core bell peppers manually, while improving productivity and yield, and the Magnetic Onion Peeler (MOP-200); a solution which is able to process up to 120 onions per minute by using frictionless permanent super magnetism.

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Food safety
Among the noteworthy companies exhibiting at Fruit Logistica 2020 will be JBT ally SmartWash Solutions, which provides innovative food safety systems for fresh-cut produce processors. SmartWash Solutions, which agreed a Europe-wide alliance with JBT in August 2019, is the company behind the Pinpoint Process Control™ solution for food processing wash water systems; an innovation which mitigates cross contamination while improving food safety. Following success in the US with Taylor Farms, SmartWash is currently trialing the technology with multiple leading fresh-cut suppliers across Europe.

JBT including SmartWash Solutions will be exhibiting at Hall 3.1, Stand D-03 and Proseal at Hall 7.1B, Stand B-04 at Fruit Logistica 2020 at the Messe Berlin conference center, Berlin, Germany until February 7, 2020.

Glass Filling Technology Day delivers industry overview

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Industry delegates from across Europe took part in JBT Belgium’s Glass Filling Technology Day, a two part event consisting of an interactive tour of a JBT manufacturing site and it’s Processing Technology Center and a seminar where they heard expert opinions and predictions from some of the leading manufacturers in the sector, which took place on January 21 2020 at JBT Sint Niklaas, Belgium.

“We had about 20 participants from all over Europe, from the juice industry to baby foods to co-packers,” said Ben Verbeeck, JBT’s Marketing Coordinator for the site, and Global CRM Coordinator for Liquid Foods. “The seminar featured presentations covering technological solutions for the glass industry and the challenges it faces, which were very well received, and in the afternoon delegates were given an interactive tour of our factory and Processing Technology Center at Sint Niklaas.

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Industry trends
A key element of the Glass Filling Technology Day was the presence of two external speakers of note: Wouter Blom from major glass manufacturer, Ardagh Group, who examined glass market trends and predictions for the industry looking forward; while the second was delivered by Alfredo Ziliotti from WAB srl, a container and cap rinser and sterilizer manufacturer. “Wouter Blom looked at consumer trends based on market research and what glass manufacturers will have to do to follow their customers,” said Verbeeck. “Alfredo Ziliotti from WAB SRL on the other hand looked at how his company’s technology can complement JBT solutions to form a complete bottle filling and capping line.”

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Interactive tour
Among the JBT solutions highlighted during the factory tour was a High Speed Rotary Filler Rinser line. Designed and built for a customer in Thailand looking to fill soy milk into glass bottles, delegates were shown how the system can handle 500 bottles per minute. “To demonstrate the filling process at real speeds, we had people at the end of the line gathering and emptying bottles and placing them back on the in-feed conveyor,” recalls Verbeeck.

“The feedback we received from delegates was that there was a very good balance between the academic content and the walk on the factory floor. It was also a very good event for networking, while we had a professional cameraman filming both the presentations and the facility visit.”

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JBT to highlight sustainable processing solutions at ProPak Philippines

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Food safety, nutrition and resource efficiency are key topics across the developing world, and this is especially true of the Philippines, where a fast growing population – approaching 109 million – and a significantly increasing per capita GDP are driving demand for improved food production solutions. JBT is at the forefront of this development and has been providing solutions that help food industry leaders meet the call for better food and beverage options.

A number of these innovations will be highlighted by JBT as part of its presence at this year’s ProPak Philippines, which takes place from February 5-7 at the World Trade Center, Manila. According to John Javier, JBT’s Sales Manager for Liquid Foods in the Philippines, the event will provide JBT with an opportunity to showcase proven and trusted solutions as well as new technologies for the Philippine food and beverage industry. 

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He said: “JBT will feature its large portfolio of solutions, including the Static Retort – Steam Water Spray™ (SWS), the Sterideal® HX Coil, Rotary and Linear Filling solutions, High Pressure Processing (HPP) from JBT Avure, FTNON Fruit and Vegetable Processing, and Fruit and Juice Processing Technologies.”

JBT will be exhibiting at Stand K28 at Propak Philippines 2020 from February 5-7, 2020 in the World Trade Centre Metro Manila, Pasay City, The Philippines.

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JBT announces FDA-approved course for exporters and thermal processing course

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JBT Mexico has announced two courses focusing on ensuring FDA-compliant, safe thermal processing, theory and application of thermal processing systems, data collection technics and container sealing for low acid, acidified and aseptic foods for export as part of the JBT Technical School 2020, which will be staged in the City of Puebla. Focused on helping processors dealing with batch and in-flow operations, the courses will help ensure companies meet USDA and FSIS regulations; vital when it comes to exporting to the US.

Taking place at JBT Puebla from May 11-15, the Thermal Processing Academy will examine some of the most important questions related to the thermal treatment of food products, paying special attention to critical food safety parameters, heat treatment and quality considerations for batch (canning) and in-flow (aseptic) processes. Ideal for plant engineers, line operators and supervisors, food technicians and quality control personnel, the course will cover a range of topics vital to the successful thermal processing of canned and aseptic products.

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For processors of low acid and acidified foods that export or are seeking to export to the US, the FDA, USDA and FSIS-recognized Better Process Control (BCPS) is essential. Taking place at JBT Puebla from October 19-23, the BCPS offers professional certification for supervisors in the areas of acidification, plan sanitation, equipment, operation and instrumentation for thermal processing systems, aseptic processing and packaging systems and the evaluation of container sealing operations. Directed by FDA-approved, leading authorities in food processing, the course will look at how to successfully put in place Critical Control Points (CCPs) for thermal processing and examine how to achieve effective control of these crucial areas.

The Thermal Processing Academy will take place from May 11-15 and the Better Process Control School from October 19-23, 2020, both at JBT’s Puebla, Mexico facility.

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JBT announces one-day Glass Filling Technology Day conference and tour

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JBT will be staging a free-to-attend, one-day conference at its St Niklaas, Belgium facility on the international market for food and dairy products in glass containers. The Glass Filling Technology Day, which will take place on January 21, 2020, will focus on the critical filling stage, exploring solutions and technologies from JBT, as well as global trends and new developments in glass disinfection, rinsing and reheating.

Featuring expert JBT speakers plus presentations from companies actively involved in the glass filling industry, the event will also feature an exclusive tour of JBT’s manufacturing facility and technology center to view a High-Speed Rotary Rinser-Filler-Capper for soy-milk in glass bottles.

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JBT’s Ben Verbeeck said: “The Technology Day will include presentations not just from JBT, but also from bottle-sterilizing experts WAB on the latest developments in the industry and glass jar and bottle producer Ardagh Group on trends and prospects in glass packaging.”

This will be followed by a guided tour of the JBT St Niklaas facility in the afternoon and a look at the latest version of the High-Speed Rotary Rinser-Filler-Capper.”

The JBT Glass Filling Technology Day will take place at the Hotel Beveren, Beveren-Waas, Belgium on January 21, 2020. Attendance is free but space is limited, so please click the link below to secure your place.

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JBT presenta innovaciones en el Seminario de Cítricos de Argentina

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La mejora en la extracción de jugos, pulpa, aceites esenciales y soluciones innovadoras para el seguimiento de embarques y la integración virtual de equipos, serán algunos de los temas que se abordarán durante el Seminario de Cítricos de JBT a celebrarse en Argentina el próximo día 26 de noviembre, en la ciudad de Tucumán.

El evento, dirigido tanto a los clientes existentes como a los que recién se incorporan, abarcará una diversidad de temas de interés para los procesadores de cítricos, desde los métodos para la recolección de pulpa hasta el uso de la tecnología de gateway iOPS® patentada por JBT para mejorar el control de los procesos de producción.” Analizaremos las mejores prácticas en sistemas de extracción y procesamiento de JBT, pero también incluiremos contenido adicional que resulte útil para los participantes”, dice Januário Soligon, Director de Ventas y Servicio de la división de Alimentos Líquidos de JBT en Sudamérica.

Soluciones tecnológicas
Entre los contenidos del seminario se incluyen una visión general de la estructura de la EEAOC y de los servicios disponibles para el sector citrícola argentino, a cargo del Dr. Hernán Salas, destacado investigador con sede en Tucumán, y un análisis de los obstáculos que se han adoptado para evitar la propagación de Huanglongbing en la región, por parte de Pablo Padilla, presidente de la Asociación Citrícola del Noroeste Argentino, ACNOA. 

Las soluciones tecnológicas serán uno de los temas centrales del seminario, y habrá oportunidad de ver las recientes innovaciones de JBT que ya están disponibles en Argentina. Destacan entre ellas SafeTraces, un nuevo aliado de JBT, que se especializa en soluciones innovadoras para el rastreo de envíos de productos a todo el mundo. 

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Se expondrá la capacidad que ofrece la plataforma iOPS, que recopila datos en tiempo real de equipos y maquinaria interconectados, y que permite a los clientes tomar decisiones oportunas. Durante este proceso, el gateway iOPS puede mejorar la eficiencia general de las operaciones, permitiendo la detección de problemas potenciales antes de que se conviertan en problemas. “El disponer de un sistema gateway de iOPS les ofrece a los clientes mucha más información sobre los procesos y datos precisos sobre el rendimiento y la eficiencia, ayudándolos a tomar mejores decisiones en el día a día”, agregó Soligon.

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Beneficios tangibles
También se analizarán en el seminario, los sistemas de recuperación de pulpa y se explicará cómo se puede envasar asépticamente la pulpa separada en contenedores. El sistema, explica Soligon, puede ofrecer beneficios reales y tangibles a los clientes al permitirles sacar más provecho del mismo volumen de fruta.

La extracción de aceites esenciales es otro tema de gran importancia que dará la oportunidad de conocer la cuarta generación del exitoso sistema MORE (Modular Oil Recovery Equipment), que incluye nuevas funciones automatizadas para facilitar el trabajo de los operadores, y también se dará a conocer a otro aliado de JBT, IceGen, que ofrece soluciones de congelación rápida para el transporte seguro de zumo, puré y pulpa.

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JBT innovations to take centerstage at Argentina Citrus seminar

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Improved juice, pulp and essential oil extraction, as well as innovative solutions for tracking shipments and virtually integrating machinery will be among the key topics discussed at a JBT Citrus Seminar in Argentina to be held on 26 November in the city of Tucumán. Aimed at both existing customers and newcomers alike, the event will cover a range of subjects of interest to citrus processors, from methods for pulp recovery to the use of JBT’s proprietary iOPs® gateway technology for improved monitoring of production processes. 

“We will be looking at best practices in extraction and processing systems from JBT, but also will be including additional content that will be useful to participants,” says Januário Soligon, Director of Sales & Service for JBT Liquid Foods in South America.

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Technological solutions
This content will include an overview of EEAOC’s structure and services available to the Argentinian citrus sector delivered by leading Tucumán-based researcher Dr Hernán Salas, and an examination of barriers adopted to prevent the spread of Greening in the region from Pablo Padilla, president of the ACNOA citrus producers’ association. 

Technological solutions will be a central focus of the seminar, with a look at recent JBT innovations now available in Argentina. This will include an overview of SafeTraces, a new alliance partner of JBT’s, which specializes in innovative solutions for tracking produce shipments worldwide. 

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The potential offered by the iOPS platform, which collects data in real time from inter-connected equipment and machinery  enabling customers to make timely decisions, will be featured. In the process, the iOPS gateway can improve the overall efficiency of operations, allowing for the detection of potential issues before they become problems. “Having an iOPS gateway in place provides customers with much more information on processes and accurate data on performance and efficiency, helping them to take better day-to-day decisions,” adds Soligon.

Tangible benefits
Pulp recovery systems will also be examined at the seminar, including a look at how the separated pulp can be filled aseptically into containers. The system, explains Soligon, can deliver real, tangible benefits to customers by enabling them to get more out of the same volume of fruit.

Oil recovery will also be a key topic with a look at the recently-launched fourth generation of the successful MORE (Modular Oil Recovery Equipment) system, which includes new, automated features to make life easier for the operator, plus there will be a look at another JBT alliance partner, IceGen, and their rapid freezing solutions for safe transportations of juice, puree and pulp.

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