KFC, Pizza Hut, And McDonald’s Launch Food Safety Investigations

U.S.-owned OSI Group is at the heart of a Chinese food-safety scandal where expired meat products were sold and served in Shanghai fast-food establishments

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FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY WHITE PAPERS

  • How CIOs Can Drive Growth In The Food & Beverage Industry: Three Supply Chain Innovation Opportunities

    The role of chief information officers (CIOs) at consumer packaged goods companies historically has been to deliver efficient and unfailing systems at the least cost. Information technology has been viewed as a cost of business instead of a driver of strategy and a means for profitability and advancement. However, for Food & Beverage companies that need to support business growth and competitive differentiation, this approach is clearly antiquated.

  • FSMA Fridays: Traceability Requirements And Best Practices (Part Three Of Four)

    On the last Friday of every month, Barbara Levin of SafetyChain, a leading provider of food safety and quality assurance automation and compliance solutions, hosts FSMA Fridays™, the leading online forum for the food and beverage community to learn the latest information about the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Featuring Dr. David Acheson, the popular monthly interactive pod/webcast is sponsored by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group.

  • FSMA Fridays: Traceability Requirements And Best Practices (Part Two Of Four)

    On the last Friday of every month, Barbara Levin of SafetyChain, a leading provider of food safety and quality assurance automation and compliance solutions, hosts FSMA Fridays™, the leading online forum for the food and beverage community to learn the latest information about the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Featuring Dr. David Acheson, the popular monthly interactive pod/webcast is sponsored by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group.

  • FSMA Fridays: Traceability Requirements And Best Practices (Part One Of Four)

    Safety Chain’s Barbara Levin discusses what food and beverage producers, manufacturers, and processors will need to know and comply regarding product traceability under FSMA with the Acheson Group’s David Acheson and Jennifer McEntire.

  • PMMI’s Food Safety & Traceability Report Infographic

    Many stakeholders across the food industry appear to be confused about implementation deadlines surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to a recent study from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Compiled from 64 interviews with manufacturing professionals, the report details food manufacturers’ perceptions of FSMA, and how equipment manufacturers can best help them respond to the upcoming regulations. PMMI has also released a corresponding infographic to accompany the study findings.

  • How Is FSMA Impacting Food Manufacturing?

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011 but not yet fully implemented via regulations, represents the most comprehensive change to food safety regulation since the 1930s.

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FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES

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FEATURED FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS

  • 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...

  • Sartorius Intec
    Sartorius Intec

    Sartorius Intec is a globally operating premium provider of industrial weighing and control equipment. Our product solutions are used throughout the entire manufacturing process for products, ranging from incoming goods inspection to production, to final quality control and logistics. Sartorius Intec high-quality measurement and inspection equipment, such as high-capacity load cells, checkweighers, metal detectors and industrial scales. Among our division’s major customers are, in particular, the food, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors and the basic industry. Especially in the sector of process tank and hopper weighing, our company ranks among the world's leading suppliers.

  • Coperion K-Tron
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    K-Tron is a global leader in the gravimetric and volumetric feeder market, producing feeders, vacuum conveying and related controls and equipment for the food and pet food industries as well as other the other chemical process industries

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    VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of custom pneumatic systems and support equipment for conveying, batching, and weighing materials.

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Welcome to Food Online, the premiere Internet resource, helping food processers and manufacturers produce safe, quality products, on time, while remaining compliant, competitive and profitable.  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 FOOD PROCESSING PRODUCTS

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    Easy remote operation, diagnosis and measuring point documentation with the free operating program supplied.

  • Airlocks And Valves
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    Mac Process airlocks are the workhorse of the industry. Durable and value conscious, our complete line of airlocks are precision-crafted at extremely close tolerances to eliminate dusting, reduce maintenance cost, and avoid process shutdowns.

  • CFM A15 EXP Industrial Vacuum

    The A15 EXP is an air-operated, intrinsically safe vacuum that meets the requirements for use is Class I, Group D, and Class II, Groups E*, F, and G. It is designed for the collection of dry materials.

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    The Dymond series (vertical beam) is a new generation of X-ray inspection systems. Thanks to the use of high-quality components, Dymond achieves maximum detection reliability.

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    Conveying Popcorn Kernels Via Vacuum & Pressure

    The popcorn processing and packaging industry typically relies on low velocity, dense phase pneumatic conveying to transfer popcorn kernels. This is primarily due to the friability of the popcorn kernel.

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