Industry Leaders Convene At Expo Milano 2015 To Address Global Food Security

Global food security is one of the most important challenges facing the food industry, and industry leaders are working to find solutions through collaboration and innovation.

  • What’s Driving Growth In The Automated Material Handling Market?
    What’s Driving Growth In The Automated Material Handling Market?

    Driven by needs for operational efficiency and an increasing demand among food manufacturers for automated solutions, the market for automated material handling is expected to demonstrate a high rate of growth over the next five years.

  • 6 Ways To Create A Leaner Supply Chain
    6 Ways To Create A Leaner Supply Chain

    Over one-third of all food produced in the U.S. and around the world may be lost through spoilage or expiration every year. While the food industry works to reduce this number with improved refrigeration and increased efficiencies in the global food supply chain, it may be having an effect at your company. Implementing a plan for a lean supply chain can not only help to reduce worldwide waste, it can improve your company’s bottom line.

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FEATURED CONTENT

  • FSMA Fridays: Everything You've Wanted To Know About FSMA, But Were Afraid To Ask (Part Four Of Five)

    In the third portion of FSMA Fridays: Everything You've Wanted To Know About FSMA, But Were Afraid To Ask, Barbara Levin of SafetyChain and Dr. David Acheson of the Acheson Group continued their question and answer with members of the food industry around the most-pressing concerns of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Here, in part four of the series, the duo continues the conversation by answering questions from the webinar’s live audience.

  • Understanding Food Label Regulations Of The U.S., EU, And China

    The past decade has seen an enormous increase in food safety concerns. While many efforts have been made to mitigate contamination and improper handling of food products, it is only recently that similar concerns about consumer education have become part of the larger conversation. This is not to say that product labels have lacked for regulation — there are laws going back decades dictating the sort of information that product labels require. However, apart from a basic set of guidelines, labels could take on nearly any sort of appearance, so long as a few particular pieces of information — name of the product, a list of ingredients, the name of the manufacturer, and the address of whichever company owned the brand name — were present in some form or another.

  • 6 Ways To Increase The Efficiency And Life Of Your Food Checkweigher

    Technological progress in food food checkweigher has made it possible to substantially simplify the operation, sharply reduce the measuring time of each weighing process, and to make food food checkweighers so adaptable that they can now directly control many food production processes. However, precision food checkweighers require a certain degree of attention in order to ensure seamless processes and full functionality. Regular care and maintenance, whether autonomously or via external technical personnel, ensures that potentially disruptive influences are observed and avoided.

  • Improving Food Safety Inspection Of Pumped Products

    The safety of food has always been important, but food scandals, such as the 2013 horsemeat scandal, the 2011 EHEC outbreak in Europe, and the 2008 Chinese milk scandal involving melamine, along with well-publicized product recalls, have heightened public scrutiny of food manufacturers and awareness of product safety.

  • “Meating” Compliance Standards: How Can Meat Manufacturers Address Food Safety & Quality Needs?

    From increasingly-stringent and evolving regulations to consumers expecting more and more from their meat products, the meat supply chain is a very demanding place. However, there are solutions, such as x-ray inspection, available that can help meat manufacturers tackle these issues.

  • How Sorting Technology Can Reduce Food-Safety Risk

    The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food production will need to increase by at least 70 percent by 2050 to meet the world’s demand. As a result, the food supply chain is continually-expanding its global reach it continues to face productivity, economic, efficiency, environmental, and safety pressures than ever before.

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CASE STUDIES

  • Sinusoidal Pump Beats Lobe Pump For Condensed Milk Handling

    UK-based Kerry Ingredients & Flavours faced a challenge in finding a pump that could handle the demanding viscosity and flow properties of condensed milk being used in a new line of toffee sauce at its plant in Tenbury Wells, UK. After considering both a rotary lobe pump and a sinusoidal pump, Kerry selected the MasoSine SPS 2.5 sine pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). The pump’s innovative sinusoidal rotor overcame the limitations of a the rotary lobe pump to produce powerful suction with low shear, low pulsation and gentle handling that worked perfectly for the company’s new sauce.

  • Jayleaf Increases Profits And Ensures Optimal Food Quality And Safety With Sorting Solution

    Founded in 2005, Jayleaf is a family-run processing and distribution business, supplying certified organic salad mixes and greens to the wholesale and foodservice sector. Although still a young business, the family behind Jayleaf has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and the company is quickly earning itself a reputation for excellent quality and customer satisfaction. To further enhance its credentials and deliver outstanding product quality to its customers, Jayleaf partnered with TOMRA Sorting Solutions.

  • Nutradried Creations Provides Absolute Security In Food Safety

    It‘s exciting when a company sees an opportunity for growth. The lure of new markets, better ways to provide new and improved products, and the chance to spread its mission and benefit more customers, add up to a compelling corporate vision. In the food industry, that opportunity also comes with new challenges -- both market-based and regulatory.

  • Kalustyan – Quality Systems Based On Global Food Safety Initiatives

    Customers and federal regulators expect more and more from suppliers in today’s increasingly competitive and federally-monitored marketplace. New tools and technologies offer effective ways to meet those needs with easy implementation, reasonable costs, and immediate benefits. In this case study, sweets and spices purveyor Kalustyan, a long-time customer, reports on its experience with Sesotec Inc., including how Sesotec’s array of product solutions is fueling growth.

  • Infant Formula Package Seal Testing

    The standards of quality within the dehydrated dairy industry continue to become more critical, and end users are more sophisticated.

  • X-Ray Inspection Ensures Quality For Bustling Bakery

    When second-generation pastry chef Fernando Lopez and 20-year veteran baker Barry Blaine opened City Baking Corporation in 1995, their shared philosophy was a recipe for near-instant success. Only the finest, freshest ingredients would go into their brownies, cakes, pastries, and cookies.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection
    Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection

    Safeline was founded on the premise that it was possible to build a better, more effective metal detector. The year was 1989. Our founders, industry professionals with expertise in metal detection, brought their vision to life and introduced a digital metal detector that was innovative in design and unmatched in sensitivity...

  • PTI - Packaging Technologies & Inspection
    PTI - Packaging Technologies & Inspection PTI Inspection Systems is a leading manufacturer of package inspection technologies for the food industry that are non-destructive, non-invasive, and require no sample preparation. Recognized as a thought leader in new delivery systems for seal, package, and container integrity testing, PTI has set the standard for inspection systems that provide repeatable, reliable results
  • Eriez
    Eriez

    Eriez is recognized as the world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and metal detection applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in all of the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries...

  • Schenck Process LLC
    Schenck Process LLC

    Schenck AccuRate is a complete solutions provider for metering dry ingredients or additives for food manufacturing companies. Focusing on our customer’s needs we've invented and continue to advance bulk solids material handling products and systems that have a proven track record for accuracy, reliability, price efficiency, and quality.

  • Custom Powder Systems
    Custom Powder Systems

    Custom Powder Systems is strategically positioned as the leading provider of systems to transport, contain, blend, and process dry materials for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, nutrition supplement, and industrial manufacturing.

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ABOUT FOOD ONLINE

Welcome to Food Online, the premiere Internet resource, helping build a community to advance the production of safe and healthy food and beverages. We provide best practices and solutions in food safety, food processing, automation, packaging and the supply chain. 

The site is designed for plant engineers, production managers, manufacturing engineers, processing technicians, operations supervisors, and business managers, it provides daily news updates, reports, and solutions on business and technology trends vital to the industry.   We provide plant managers, quality control/quality assurance technologists, and research and development experts with up-to-date information and industry solutions in the areas of food safety and regulatory issues, metal contamination, x-ray inspection, check weighing, and bacterial detection.

Both process and production engineers and technicians, along with marketing and business managers will find, case studies, white papers, and other technical solutions and product information on mixers, blenders, filling equipment, homogenizers, conveyors, sorters, graders, flow meters, pumps, tanks, valves, freezers, chillers, heat exchangers, moisture controls, pH meters, and sensors. 

Food Online also covers quality control and quality assurance systems, information management systems, process control systems and equipment, as well as clean-in-place systems, measurement systems, sanitation systems, contract packaging, packaging equipment, primary packaging, secondary packaging, and contract packaging. Transportation and logistics professionals will find valuable information concerning the supply chain, cold chain, traceability, and, sustainability.

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • MEKI™ X-Ray Inspection System
    MEKI™ X-Ray Inspection System

    Our product line is a high-performance, user-friendly and very competitive X-ray technology system called MEKI. It is revolutionary as it provides 100% food quality control with high precision X-ray inspection that is designed to replace the simple metal detector without a higher investment.

  • FulFiller Container Loading System
    FulFiller Container Loading System

    The FulFiller container loading system is used to load bulk granular products into standard ISO containers. It can be done with three different models in the product line, the Mobile Forklift Frame (MFF), Customer Fixed Frame (CFF), and Dedicated Mobile Frame (DMF).

  • Pharmaceutical Conveyors
    Pharmaceutical Conveyors

    Ideally suited for handling powders, granules, tablets, capsules and other pharmaceutical items, vacuum pneumatic conveyors can also be designed to deliver closures and moderate-sized containers to filling lines

  • High Performance Magnet For Food Applications
    High Performance Magnet For Food Applications

    Magnetic systems for the separation of ferrous contaminations from various materials in production and recycling industries.

  • MET ONE 7000 Series Remote Airborne Particle Counters
    MET ONE 7000 Series Remote Airborne Particle Counters

    The Met One 7000 remote air particle counter provide high accuracy non-viable particle monitoring for EC/FDA compliance.

  • RST Touch Series Rheometers
    RST Touch Series Rheometers

    Touch Screen Rheometers for Controlled Rate/Stress Measurement

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