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Go Fish: Why oxygen needs to be your top aquaculture priority

Posted by Tomas Poblete on Mar 17, 2017 3:09:51 PM

As global seafood consumption continues to rise, numbers of wild-caught fish have remained flat. The sourcing of these stocks is coming, increasingly, from fish farming, or aquaculture.

 

The amount of fish produced by aquaculture has increased exponentially over the last 50 years. By 2030, aquaculture is expected to supply just over 60 percent, or 186 million tons, of global seafood demand.

 

These fish farms, located both on and offshore, range from small, hand-tended ponds in emerging economies to large, professional operations run by huge corporations. But their goal is the same: cultivate fresh water or marine species in controlled environments to produce a reliable source of food. And they all have the same challenge: maintaining optimum fish farming conditions to promote healthy growth.

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Topics: Food Chilling & Freezing, Aquaculture, Oxygen

Why better leak detection is crucial for modified atmosphere food packaging

Posted by Erik Fihlman on Mar 14, 2017 4:54:50 PM

You’ve worked hard to source the highest quality ingredients. You’ve taken extra steps to deliver the freshest food to your customers. Your product is packaged – not with harmful chemicals, additives or preservatives – but with safe, food-grade gases. It’s as fresh, and unspoiled as it can be when it goes to the retailer and, ultimately, to the consumer. You’ve done all you can, right?

Not quite.

How secure are your packages’ in their ability to preserve freshness, quality and shelf-life? Are you struggling with proper sealing? Are you checking all of them for leaks? Or have you just conducted random spot checks?

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Topics: Food Chilling & Freezing, Industrial Gases, Food Safety

How fresh foods stay cool: Hint -- it may be by freezing them!

Posted by Mark DiMaggio on Jan 13, 2017 4:00:53 PM

 

Is fresh better than frozen? Consumers these days think so.

The trend, about a decade into the making, is driving demand for fresh and minimally processed foods, which consumers perceive to be healthier than canned or frozen alternatives. Consumers are seeking out foods that contain fewer ingredients and preservatives and which have a higher nutritional content.

The main engine behind this trend: Millennials and their increasing share of consumer buying power.

 

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Topics: Food Chilling & Freezing

How better mixer chilling helps you maintain quality and consistency

Posted by Mark DiMaggio on Dec 20, 2016 4:41:53 PM

Mixing, blending, chopping, grinding:  essential steps in food preparation. But what can a processor do to beat the heat they generate, especially in large batch mixers?

 

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Topics: Food Chilling & Freezing

Happy Holidays, Happy Holidays – thanks to some amazing gases!

Posted by Chris Ebeling on Dec 16, 2016 1:10:00 PM

It’s the holiday season again! And around the world, as people light their trees and candles to celebrate with family and friends, the bloggers here at 'Give it Gas' got to thinking about all the ways industrial gases help deliver so much of the season’s magic.

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Topics: Food Chilling & Freezing, Industrial Gases, electronics

How does your Thanksgiving food get processed? A behind-the-scenes look.

Posted by Amanda Guzman on Nov 22, 2016 4:18:04 PM

Getting ready for the big day?

Most Americans are preparing to celebrate our nation's history with the  traditional Thanksgiving dinner - turkey accompanied by all the trimmings. As a host or guest, you may not have thought about all the behind-the-scenes preparation it takes to get your food to your grocer and, ultimately, to your table.

 

 

 

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Topics: Food Chilling & Freezing

4 fun facts you need to know about balloons and making them lift (hint: It's all about the gases!)

Posted by Terry Scanlan on Nov 18, 2016 3:45:59 PM

 

When you hear the word 'balloon', what image comes to mind?

Probably party balloons – maybe the kind you blow up yourself, or maybe a bunch of pretty helium balloons dotting the ceiling of your celebration.

 

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Topics: Industrial Gases

What in the world happened to MSDS?  Blame it all on GHS!

Posted by Janice Lamb on Nov 1, 2016 1:32:06 PM

 


Q: First of all, what is the GHS system?

A: The GHS system or the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is a way of classifying and labeling chemicals so that companies and their workers can understand what they are handling and shipping, and can therefore take precautions when necessary. To that end, GHS also provides common ways to communicate information about chemicals via labels on the products and through safety data sheets that contain more detailed information.

 

 

 

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Topics: Safety

How going “fans-free” boosts quality, productivity in heat treatment

Posted by Grzegorz Moroz on Oct 6, 2016 2:49:59 PM

If you’re operating any kind of heat treating furnace, you’re probably concerned about three main things:

  1. Ensuring product quality and consistency
  2. Improving productivity
  3. Reducing costs

 

So if costly, broken equipment has got your furnace down, or if you’re not achieving uniform product quality and consistency, you’ve got some work to do. One of the main ways you can improve your furnace performance is by going “fans-free.”

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Topics: heat Treatment

Why controlling ingredient temperature yields better baked goods

Posted by Erik Fihlman on Sep 19, 2016 12:51:17 PM

The warmer months bring rising heat and humidity. No news there, right? But they also bring a lot of headaches for commercial bakers trying to get their formulations right with fluctuating ambient temperatures. Depending on what you’re making – artisan bread, cookies, pies or puff pastry – there’s an ideal temperature window you try to achieve while mixing each batch. As temperatures rise, you’ve got to adjust your process.

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Topics: Food Chilling & Freezing

Industrial gases are gases recovered from the atmosphere (such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, krypton and xenon) and gases recovered as a byproduct of other processes (such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen and helium.). This blog will show how Industrial gases are used in almost every industrial production process to improve:

- Safety

- Productivity

- Environmental Compliance 

- Product Quality

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