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Volume 7 Issue 1

News and Notes

JBT FoodTech announces $10.5 million order

JBT FoodTech signed a $10.5 million contract with a leading North American packaged food company. The order will provide an integrated cooking and freezing solution at a frozen dinner plant in North America.

"We are pleased to continue to provide our food processing customers with integrated systems that enable them to deliver new ready-meal products," says Torbjorn Arvidsson, vice president and division manager for JBT FoodTech's Food Solutions and Services Division.

The project is scheduled to be operational in 2009.

JBT FoodTech Announces Award
of New Tomato Processing Project in China

JBT FoodTech was awarded a $14 million USD contract to supply tomato processing equipment for a new plant in Ningxia, China. The contract is with COFCO Xinjiang Tunhe Co. Ltd. (Tunhe), Asia's largest and the world's second largest tomato processing enterprise. Tunhe is a subsidiary of COFCO.
JBT FoodTech will supply three complete tomato processing lines for the greenfield Ningxia facility, which will produce tomato products for both Tunhe’s domestic and export markets in over 80 countries worldwide.
“This project marks an important milestone in Tunhe’s formidable expansion. We are very pleased with Tunhe’s confidence in JBT’s leading tomato processing technology and proven track record for field service and technical support,” said Juan Podestá, vice president and general manager for JBT FoodTech’s Food Processing Systems Division. “We remain firmly committed to continue broadening our technical and manufacturing capabilities in China to serve the local food industry.”
The order was received in December 2008. The project is scheduled to be operational in the third quarter of 2009.

New office opens in Poland to provide local sales and service

In January, JBT FoodTech opened its first sales and service location in Poland. Justyna Zielinska is regional manager and Agnieszka Wilczak is an assistant to the regional manager of the Warszawa, Poland, office. For the past 11 years, Zielinska and Wilczak both worked as sales agents representing JBT FoodTech (previously FMC FoodTech) in the Polish market. The new office will help JBT FoodTech be closer to processors in this growing market. This new office will serve both the FSSD and FPSD divisions.

JSP-I Jet Stream® almond pasteurization system installation helps meet USDA mandate

An almond processor in Kern County, Calif., U.S.A., recently installed a JSP-I Jet Stream® almond pasteurization system. Across the industry, almond recalls due to Salmonella bacteria resulted in a 2007 pasteurization mandate from the

JSP-I JetStream

JSP-I JetStream

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA mandate requires all almonds shipped from California to complete a pasteurization process that achieves a 4-log reduction in Salmonella.

The Kern County almond processor pasteurizes almonds prior to delivery. The processor purchased the JSP-I Jet Stream system because its existing system did not achieve the minimum 4-log reduction. The JBT FoodTech Jet Stream was approved by the Almond Board in 2005 for its ability to retain the natural flavor and appearance of the almond; and by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 for the 5-log reduction process. JSP-I Jet Stream is designed to pasteurize up to 20,000 pounds of almonds per hour.

To learn more about JSP-I Jet Stream, visit the JBT FoodTech Web site. Read more about almond pasteurization in Volume 5, Issue 2 and Volume 6, Issue 2 of FoodTech Report.

Swap PLC to control parts costs

By replacing the Simatic S5 programmable logic controller (PLC) with the newer S7, processors can keep maintenance costs for spare parts low, and proactively avoid production problems in the future. Since 2003, Siemens AG has been phasing out its S5 PLC, urging customers to migrate to the more modern Simatic S7 by the year 2013. As Simatic S5 becomes more obsolete, replacement parts for the S5 have become more costly, up to double the price of spare parts for the new S7. Availability of S5 parts on short notice also can be an issue.

JBT FoodTech can replace the existing S5 PLC and its software with the new S7 in existing fryer and freezer control panels delivered from Sweden or replace the complete control panel to the latest electrical and safety standards with the S7.

To learn more about migrating to S7 PLC, contact a local service and customer support office.

Lubricant Spotlight: Formula 410 keeps freezers running reliably

Using the proper lubricant and accurately applying lubricant can have a large impact on how processing equipment runs and stays running. Formula 410 for GYRoCOMPACT® spiral freezers, for example, is the only lubricant recommended for the expected life and performance of the FRIGoDRIVE® freezer drive system. Formula 410 was specially developed as a lubricant for the ball rails in the freezer drive system. It is registered by the NSF International as an H1 food-grade and is 100 percent synthetic. The extremely low pour point is designed to the operating temperatures of the GYRoCOMPACT freezers and has numerous additives including: extreme pressure additives, anti-wear agents to enhance the performance and lengthen the life of the rails, oxidation and rust prohibitors, antimicrobials and a tackiness that keeps long-lasting film on the equipment that doesn’t drop on the floor.

For more information on JBT FoodTech lubricants, visit the JBT FoodTech Web site.

JBT FoodTech Industry Event Recaps

International Poultry Exposition — Jan. 28-30, 2009, in Atlanta, Ga. U.S.A
More than 18,000 industry leaders attended the 2009 International Poultry Expo/Feed Expo where more than 800 exhibiting companies displayed the latest in equipment, supplies and services used in the production and processing of poultry, eggs and feed.

JBT FoodTech launched its newest solutions, including the Ultra V Coating Line, DSI Adaptive 3D Portioning System, and DSI Consistent Thickness Slicer. JBT FoodTech also featured the DSI 714 Accura® Portioning System Rebuild with Q-LINK control system, 5-Star Home Style Breader, GYRoCOMPACT M10 Tight Curve Freezer, and new 3D models of the GYRoCOMPACT M10 TC Freezer and GYRoCOMPACT–II 1000 Oven and Aftermarket Service kit displays. Of high interest during the show was the Ultra V Coating Line, DSI 714 rebuild unit, new slicing technology and featured Aftermarket kits.

California League of Food Processors Expo & Showcase of Processed Foods — Feb. 3-4, 2009, in Sacramento, Calif., U.S.A
JBT FoodTech exhibited it’s portfolio of food processing equipment, aftermarket products and services at the CLFP Expo. The event provided a great venue to meet processors face to face. Discussions were held regarding the availability of water, due to concerns about drought issues, but in general market discussions were upbeat and optimistic.

To learn more about JBT FoodTech products and services, visit the JBT FoodTech Web site.

JetStream®, GYRoCOMPACT®, FRIGoDRIVE® and Accura® are registered trademarks and Ultra V, DSI, Adaptive 3D, Q-LINK, and 5-Star Home Style are trademarks of JBT Corporation.

©2009 JBT Corporation. All rights reserved.  

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