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OPERATIONS

by Ryan Atkinson

OVER THE PAST DECADE,
advances in technologies,
preparation practices, packaging, transportation practices and
more have helped food producers improve their levels of shrink.
But that doesn't mean commissaries, central kitchens and
bakeries can't do more to help
reduce waste and improve the
bottom line. Packaging, temperature control, processes and ingredients can help producers inch
closer to their shrinkage goals.

Temperature control
Every step of a product's journey - production, preparation,
storage, transportation - is at the

mercy of temperature control.
For cold products, it's keeping
the food cold enough to inhibit
bacterial and pathogen growth,
which results in contamination.
For prepared foods and other
cooked items, it means cooking
them at high enough temperatures for long enough that they
are safe enough to preserve and
package.
Missteps along the way can
cause a spike in temperature
which could result in a high
amount of shrink.
Good Manufacturing Practice
and Good Distribution Practice
guidelines help producers keep a
system of best practices that will

Every step of
a product's
journey -
production,
preparation,
storage,
transportation
- is at the
mercy of
temperature
control.
hot boxes, temperature controllers, temperature monitoring
services and more.
Delta T Systems, headquartered in Richfield, Wisconsin,
maintains a singular focus on
temperature control systems -
heating, cooling, or a combination of the two. The company's
customers range from dairy processors making cheese to candy
makers melting chocolate.
The company introduced
a fully integrated, dual zone
temperature control heat/chiller
combo package earlier this year.
The technology, which the company says is a completely new
concept, allows manufacturers
to implement energy efficient
control systems that include
variable speed compressors and
fan motors to control temperature precisely in a broad variety
of production processes.

Packaging matters

Tosca's reusable plastic containers are designed to help manufacturers reduce shrink during transportation
by keeping the food safer than it is in some corrugated boxes.
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Tosca -an Atlanta-based supply
chain management - is spreading the word on the benefits of
reusable plastic containers (RPCs)

TOSCA; DELTA T; RS CALIBRATION SERVICES

CONTROLLING
SHRINK

mitigate the change of food contamination due to compromised
temperature control.
RS Calibration Services, based
in Pleasanton, California, sells
a range of calibration services
to help food producers regulate
temperature.
"To ensure that the correct
temperature range is measured
and maintained, temperature
sensor devices should perform
optimally and deliver precise results consistently," the company
says. "Such precision can only be
ensured with the help of perfectly
calibrated temperature devices."
RS Calibration offers calibration
services for most temperature
and humidity instruments, provided by its in-house temperature and humidity lab, which
uses test equipment traceable to
National Institute of Standards
and Technology. On-site calibration of temperature, humidity,
pressure, flow and more can be
applied to refrigerators, freezers,


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Contents
The Wire - Supermarket openings up 30% in 2018
NPD: Millions of consumers ready to try meal kits
Breakfast driving global growth
Consumer perceptions of ‘clean’ are changing
Doing well, doing good
Partners in health
Strengthening the supply chain
Bakery - Single-serve success
Cakes
Deli - Soup & salad bars
Chicken packaging
Meat & Poultry - Meating of the minds
Beef marketing trends
Produce - Produce butchers
Tree fruit
Seafood - Traceability and transparency
Food Safety - Controlling slips & falls
Commissary Insider - REFRIGERATION AND FREEZING
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED SEAFOOD
PACKAGING/TECHNOLOGY - SOUS VIDE
OPERATIONS - CONTROLLING SHRINK
PROFILE - ANTHONY & SONS BAKERY
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Editor's Note - Marketing food — and values
Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Contents
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Consumer perceptions of ‘clean’ are changing
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Doing well, doing good
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Partners in health
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Strengthening the supply chain
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Bakery - Single-serve success
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Cakes
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Deli - Soup & salad bars
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Chicken packaging
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Meating of the minds
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Beef marketing trends
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Seafood - Traceability and transparency
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Food Safety - Controlling slips & falls
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Commissary Insider - REFRIGERATION AND FREEZING
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED SEAFOOD
Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - PACKAGING/TECHNOLOGY - SOUS VIDE
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - OPERATIONS - CONTROLLING SHRINK
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - PROFILE - ANTHONY & SONS BAKERY
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Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Product Showcase
Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Advertisers
Supermarket Perimeter - April 2019 - Fresh Takes
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