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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ropack, Inc.
    Ropack, Inc.

    Since it was founded in 1976, Ropack has become much more than a remarkable and efficient packaging service provider. Every effort is constantly made to make Ropack an extension of your company, a strategic partner that provides turnkey production services and avant-garde solutions.

  • Sesotec

    Sesotec has an extensive knowledge of the industries that we serve.  Sesotec covers North America , as well as International markets with total responsibility for all engineering, sales and service operations; we operate both directly and through business partners.

  • Magnetic Products, Inc.
    Magnetic Products, Inc.

    Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI), is a worldwide provider of both magnetic and non-magnetic material handling solutions including metal control systems.

  • 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...

  • Eppendorf

    Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid, sample, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.

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  • Turbidity Measuring Module: HazeQC ME
    Turbidity Measuring Module: HazeQC ME

    HazeQC ME is a module for Anton Paar laboratory measuring instruments and analysis as Aloclyzer Plus or Generation M Systems. It is used to measure the turbidity of all kinds of liquids, especially beer and beer mixtures.

  • X-Ray Inspection System: Cartons, Bags, Foils
    X-Ray Inspection System: Cartons, Bags, Foils

    X-Ray inspection systems of the Dyxim FB-series are used to inspect products in cartons, plastic bags, metalized foils and bulk products. The Dyxim FB-series is able to detect metal, glass, bones, ceramics and special plastics (PVC). It is available in different versions such as FB 40, FB 80, FB 120 and FB 160.

  • RST Touch Series Rheometers
    RST Touch Series Rheometers

    Touch Screen Rheometers for Controlled Rate/Stress Measurement

  • Ultra Light Pipette: Research plus
    Ultra Light Pipette: Research plus

    The Eppendorf Research® plus combines over 50 years of innovation in liquid handling to provide you with one of the safest, most robust and ergonomic pipettes available today. The Research plus is remarkably light both in terms of weight and pipetting forces setting new standards for ergonomic operation. With a spring loaded nose cone for lower tip attachment and ejection forces, the ability to be autoclaved without disassembling, fixed volume pipettes and multichannel options available; the Research plus pipette will become an indispensable tool in your laboratory.

  • Multi Agitator Mixer

    The Ross VersaMix is a multi agitator mixer designed to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the process industries

  • 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.

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