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

  • Coperion K-Tron
    Coperion K-Tron

    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

  • 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.

  • Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
    Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

    Thermo Scientific Product Inspection equipment protects your brands by ensuring the quality and safety of your products. With more than 50 years of making sure little things don't turn into big problems, we know that little things can make a big difference in your bottom line.

  • Bosch Packaging Technology
    Bosch Packaging Technology

    Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. offers a range of packaging equipment — Wrappers, Bag Closing & Baggers, Vertical Form Fill and Seal, Carton/Tray Forming and Closing, Feeding, and Robotic Pick - Place Machines. We offer flexible and very affordable packaging solutions by using standardized modular components. Our modular machines can also be integrated to form fully automated lines. We describe this offering as Module++. Whether stand alone or integrated, Bosch can offer you the best packaging solution.

  • 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.

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ABOUT FOOD ONLINE

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

  • Buckling Pin Pressure Vent
    Buckling Pin Pressure Vent The Buckling Pin Relief Vent (BPRV) is reset without removal from the process stream
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    Levelflex M FMP41C

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

  • Magnet for Liquids, Pastes and Slurries: LIQUIMAG
    Magnet for Liquids, Pastes and Slurries: LIQUIMAG

    LIQUIMAG filter magnets were specifically designed and built to remove even the tiniest magnetic metal particles from many different kinds of liquid and paste products.

  • Vertical Form Fill Seal Packaging for Food Applications
    Vertical Form Fill Seal Packaging for Food Applications
    Bosch Packaging Technology offers a wide range of vertical form fill seal machines to suit your needs. Fast, repeatable changeovers between bag sizes and styles offers you the flexibility to run multiple products on a single machine or adapt to changing market demands. Bosch's proven film handling and sealing technology combined with multiple reclosure options and opening aids produces packages of superior quality that help distinguish your product at the point of sale.
  • Conveying Popcorn Kernels Via Vacuum & Pressure
    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.

  • Dual Shaft Mixer
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    The Dual Shaft Mixer from Charles Ross & Son Company is designed to handle...

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