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JBT Thermal Processing Course offers hands-on experience

JBT Thermal Processing Course

JBT will be staging a Thermal Processing Course for food processing professionals in Madera, California from October 14-18, providing a thorough insight into the technical issues surrounding the thermal processing of foods. The five-day course, which takes place inside a JBT facility, will help attendees better understand how their decisions can positively impact the quality and safety of their food products.

The educational program, which includes hands-on pilot plant experience, is aimed at helping participants understand the critical parameters that control the safe and quality-friendly thermal processing of foods. It will be followed by a two-day Aseptic Training from October 22-23 at JBT’s Madera Process Technologies Laboratory.

Karen Brown, Senior Research Engineer at JBT Process Technologies Laboratory Madera, said: “Not only will we be talking about JBT retorts, we will also be talking about all sorts of retorts and federal legislation. The people we expect to attend will be typically from the low-acid canned food industry because these kinds of foods, which are heavily regulated, can support the growth of the organism that causes botulism. 

“The course includes the micro-biological background and some of the history of thermal processing for low-acid canned foods, as well as the methods that are used to test sterilizers and products that form part of the development of safe thermal processes.”

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Proseal underlines its sustainability credentials

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At this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas, the most recent addition to the JBT family, Proseal, will showcase its advanced tray sealing solutions that satisfy the needs of a wide variety of products and applications including the increased focus on sustainable packaging. The equipment on display will demonstrate the tray sealing specialist’s ability to seal many different tray formats at fast speeds in line with individual customer requirements.

Models range from the semi-automatic Proseal GTR, ideal for smaller scale enterprises and new product development, to the high-speed, fully automatic Proseal GT6e with a maximum speed of 96 Vacuum-Gas packs per minute or 160 Atmospheric Seal packs per minute on an 8-impression tool.

Proseal says that the increasing focus on more sustainable packaging is fuelling growing demand from both retailers and consumers for more environmentally friendly solutions, and this has led many food producers to explore alternative packaging materials. The company’s entire range of tray sealing machines is readily equipped to handle this widening range such as board and pulp, enabling manufacturers to adopt new pack formats without additional and costly investment.

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At Pack Expo, Proseal will be demonstrating the Halopack tray, the first fully hermetic cardboard MAP packaging.  Halopack trays are produced on the Proseal SKR machine and the board base material is made from over 90% recycled cardboard. Halopack incorporates high barrier properties that maintain product quality and, with the right conditions, can extend shelf-life. Proseal will also highlight its ability to handle and seal extremely lightweight plastic trays, enabling businesses to achieve the benefits of food protection and reduced food waste, while reducing the amount of plastic by up to 42%. 

In addition, the company will demonstrate a variety of different pack sealing formats, including a new skin packaging technology, Skin2™, which increases cycle speeds over existing skin processes while reducing unit and equipment costs.  

Proseal’s flexible ‘e’ range of tray sealing machines can handle every format of tray sealing, with the ability to introduce or remove these features at any time. This gives food producers the flexibility to easily switch between packaging formats during normal production.

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The company’s commitment to sustainable solutions will also be underlined through its Eseal® technology that features on all its automatic tray sealers on display at Pack Expo.  This delivers excellent seal reliability to meet the stringent quality requirements of the food retail sector while achieving a 92% reduction in energy usage.

Furthermore, Proseal will be exhibiting its advanced OC Conveyor feeding a Proseal GT1e machine to illustrate the production efficiencies of an integrated conveyor and tray sealer solution, and the LC1 Lid-clipping machine. 

The LC1 is a fully automatic, in-line lid-placing, denesting and tamping system (patent pending), designed to cut labour costs while utilising recyclable packaging. It can accept trays from any conveyors; clip lids onto film-sealed trays; and take trays directly from a filling conveyor when no film lid is required.  Through the use of these features to avoid any loading errors, the LC1 system can be fully integrated with any other in-line equipment including upstream tray-sealing machines.

Proseal will be appearing at Pack Expo Las Vegas in Booth LS6563 from September 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. JBT will also be highlighting its full range of solutions at Booth LS6190.

JBT Chile to stage seminar for fruit exporters

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One of the newest additions to JBT’s global business, JBT Chile, is marking its foundation and the integration of new technologies and brands to the JBT family with a new event for Chilean fruit exporters and processors. The ‘Technical Seminar on New Developments for Fruit Processors’ will take place on August 27 in Rancagua, Chile, and will include a look at new technology from a JBT ally that uses DNA to improve traceability.

The focus of the event will be on introducing the newest developments from JBT when it comes to solutions for fruit processing, coatings, labelling, traceability and packaging, among many others. 

The seminar will include presentations on innovative new systems for fresh-cut fruit and vegetable processors from JBT FTNON, an innovator in solutions for ready-to-eat fresh foods, which joined JBT in July 2018.

Delegates to the events will also have the chance to learn about Proseal, a specialist in thermo-sealing for packaging, and SafeTraces, a JBT ally which specialises in innovative technology using DNA to achieve more effective traceability.

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JBT Chile anuncia seminario para procesadores de fruta

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Una de las nuevas oficinas de JBT, (JBT Chile), está celebrando su reciénte apertura y la integración de nuevas tecnologías y marcas a la familia JBT con un nuevo evento para empresas procesadoras del sector frutícola. El ‘Seminario Técnico sobre Nuevos Desarrollos para Procesadores de Fruta’, que tendrá lugar el 27 de Agosto en Rancagua, Chile, incluirá información sobre nuevas soluciones ofrecidas por JBT incluyendo sistemas de trazabilidad que utilizan el ADN.

El objetivo del evento será para dar a conocer varios temas de actualidad desde el procesado de la fruta, los recubrimientos, el etiquetado, la trazabilidad, y el envasado, y muchas otras soluciones tecnológicas que ofrecen JBT y sus empresas para procesadores.

El seminario incluirá presentaciones sobre nuevos sistemas de cuarta gama para procesar frutas y verduras ofrecidos por JBT FTNON, una especialista en soluciones innovadores para productos frescos listo-a-comer que unió a JBT en Julio 2018.

También, los delegados tendrán la oportunidad de conocer Proseal, un especialista en los termo-sellos para envasados, y SafeTraces, una empresa aliada de JBT que es innovador en el uso del ADN para la trazabilidad.

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JBT’s Madrid Citrus & Juice seminar to focus on positive solutions

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JBT will be bringing annual Citrus & Juice Seminar roadshow to Madrid, Spain this month, with a focus on how new filling technology is helping comply with market demands and how JBT can help achieve better tasting, more nutritious products with the minimum of processing.

Taking place in the Hotel NH Nacional, Atocha in Madrid from July 16-17, the event, which has previously taken in visits to Israel and Greece, will feature sessions on market trends and technology solutions and is open to customers and non-customers alike in Spain.

Talks will include a look at non-thermal technologies, including High Pressure Processing (HPP) from JBT Avure and cooling solutions from JBT ally IceGen. Food sterilization using innovative Ohmic heating, as used in the JBT Sterideal® Ohmic Heat Exchanger, will also be discussed.

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The event will also focus on how to get the most out of citrus waste and by-products, examining the possibilities for reusing waste peel and extracting valuable d-LIMONENE oil, cloudy peel juice and comminute – a puree that is derived from whole citrus fruits.

According to JBT’s Francisco Purroy, the seminar will also feature a look at the recently-launched AsepFlex™ Linear Pouch Filler, a solution that has been developed to overcome typical problems with aseptic pouch filling, such as a high rejection rate and low capacity. “The market is demanding a huge variety of formats, SKUs, bottles and pouches of all sizes and shapes, so we are adapting our aseptic filler to be the most versatile on the market,” says Purroy.

Given recent media reports on juice sugar content, Purroy says there will also be discussion on how to transit the message that citrus juice is a healthy product, with no added sugar. JBT, he says, can help support producers through solutions that deliver an improved product with better flavor and better nutrition, with the minimum of processing.

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JBT to outline World Juice Trends at Citrus Australia Forum

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Australia’s juice processing industry is a key market for JBT Liquid Foods, but it is one which is increasingly marked by two competing tendencies. While on the one hand the country remains a net importer of juice concentrate, on the other Australia has experienced a boost in exports of not-from concentrate orange juice to markets across Asia.

This is the message that will be given at a keynote presentation on World Juice Market Trends by JBT’s Global Product Line Director for Fruit & Vegetable Processing, Michael Mas, at the upcoming Citrus Australia 2019 Juice Forum, which takes place in Griffith, New South Wales on June 12.

“The Australia juice processing industry has been growing over the past few years, and is a key market for JBT Liquid Foods as a whole,” says Mas. “Interestingly, while still a net importer of concentrate, Australia’s exports have grown through bottled not-from-concentrate orange juice to Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, and other APAC countries.”

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JBT’s Grant Day

By-product recovery
In addition to the focus on world market trends, JBT’s Sales Manager for Liquid Foods Technology in Australia and New Zealand, Grant Day, will deliver a presentation on means of ‘Extracting by-products and maximising juice extraction’. This will include an in-depth look at JBT juice extraction technologies, and innovative by-product recovery systems for maximising the commercial potential of citrus pulp and valuable d-Limonene oil.

A key event for citrus processors and juice producers in Australia, the 2019 Citrus Juice Forum is expected to attract some 150 participants to the one-day seminar.

Citrus Australia’s 2019 Juice Forum will take place at the Griffith Exies Club, Griffith, New South Wales on June 12.

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JBT webinar to show why LESS is more

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JBT will be holding an invitation-only Customer Webinar on the innovative JBT Low Energy Suction System (LESS) on May 29 at 2:00pm EDT, with the focus on explaining why this technology not only can lead to very substantial energy savings but can also deliver more cases of product to the warehouse every day.

A technological break-through (patent pending) for 1800mm static Steam Water Spray (SWS) retorts, LESS achieves energy savings by employing a new, suction system that reduces retort water volume by up to 45%, thereby decreasing heating and cooling costs per process. 

But more than just an energy-saving application, the improved efficiency of the solution means that process times can be reduced leading to increased throughput.

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“We developed this system to save energy – if there is less water in the retort, it takes less steam to heat up and cool, so you save energy both on the heating and the cooling side,” explains Rick Wilson, JBT’s Global Product Line Director, Retort & Rotary. 

“With faster heating and cooling times, you speed up the whole process and are able to run more cycles per day on the same piece of equipment.”

Already being used by food processors across a wide range of industries, LESS-equipped 1800mm retorts are capable of quickly and efficiently processing products in everything from ready-to-drink pouches and other flexible packaging to glass jars, plastic tubs, aluminum containers and cylindrical cans.

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