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4 Ways Rapid Doors Reduce Energy Costs

We're all on the journey to save costs and there are more and more opportunities to  save costs on energy. Reducing our energy footprint can drastically shave thousands off the electricity bill each year. 

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The Key to Temperature Management

According to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ),between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2017, FSANZ coordinated 626 recalls. The average number of recalls per year for the last 10 years is 63.

During the last 10 years, undeclared dairy (milk) has been the most common allergen related recall, accounting for 31% of all allergen related recalls. Peanut is the second most common type of allergen-related recalls, accounting for 20% in this category. Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and E. coli are the three microorganisms most commonly associated with microbial food recalls in Australia. 

Dairy products are more commonly recalled due to concerns with process hygiene, indicated through E. coli testing, than other categories of food. Other products commonly recalled for E. coli include fresh sprouts, salads and some processed meat products.

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Food Recalls and The Key to Temperature Management (Updated 2016)

According to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2015, they were notified of 603 food recalls. The average number of recalls per year for the last 10 years was 60 recalls per year. 

Undeclared allergens are the second most common reason for food recalls in Australia with 192 recalls between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2015, and an average of 19 recalls per year in this category. During the last 10 years, undeclared dairy (milk) has been the most common allergen related recall, accounting for 30% of all allergen related recalls. Peanut is the second most common type of allergen-related recalls, accounting for 18% in this category.

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Automate for Savings


As the cost of energy, land and labour climbs, operators of cold storage warehouses are increasingly looking to automation to control costs.

“There are a growing number of automated point solutions that can drastically reduce escalating operational costs,” says Jeff Hedges, director of business development for Dematic. In some instances, automation can reduce space requirements by as much as 50%, reduce energy consumption by 80% and labor as much as 70%.

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5 Important Lessons to Learn from Listeria Recalls in Food Processing


It takes just a couple of minutes on Google to find case studies of very costly food recalls caused by Listeria. Most notably this topic is rife in the USA, and actually the stone fruit recall in 2014 (peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots) was first detected when it was found on some fruit shipped to Australia.

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Allergy compliance in food processing: the facts


Allergy issues are a serious matter in the food industry. Federal law says that food processing companies in every state and territory are responsible for protecting their foods from contamination that could cause allergy complications, as well as labelling their foods in a way that makes it easy to tell what kind of potential allergens may be present in a certain food.

For a food manufacturing or processing company, cross-contamination of foods can lead to severe allergic reactions that can have devastating health repercussions for consumers.

These situations can also cost your company money. In New South Wales, for example, the NSW Food Authority has the right to investigate breaches of food handling and processing guidelines, penalise offending organisations, and recall foods that come from businesses that fail to properly declare allergens on their labels.

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