FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • The Food Manufacturer - Retailer Collaboration Adding Supply Chain Flexibility
    The Food Manufacturer - Retailer Collaboration Adding Supply Chain Flexibility

    Facing unprecedented pressures to keep up with e-commerce growth and demand, the retail grocery industry is focusing on accelerating the flexibility of supply chains. This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.

  • How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety
    How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety

    We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.

  • What Can Be Done To Prevent Fraudulent Supply Chains?
    What Can Be Done To Prevent Fraudulent Supply Chains?

    Food fraud is a big topic at the moment and there are multiple challenges within any supply chain, especially these days where supply chains are global, have multiple players and where profits can be huge. In this column, I will detail some of the major obstacles in the organic food supply chain and show some practical applications which can reduce fraud within it.

  • Update Current Preventive Controls To Bolster Your Pest Control Programs
    Update Current Preventive Controls To Bolster Your Pest Control Programs

    Spring has arrived, and while that means warmer days are ahead, it also means the return of the risk of pests to food manufacturing facilities. Rodents, birds, and insects are risks to food and can be sources of contamination by transmitting pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, to your products.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

Choose The Right Inline High Shear Mixer For Your Process

Throughout the process industries, manufacturers rely on high shear mixing to produce emulsions, dispersions and solutions. Many of today’s chemicals, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, foods, plastics, coatings, composites and other products can no longer be made efficiently using traditional batch mixers such as propellers, turbines and saw-tooth dispersers.  By Christine Banaszek, Application Engineer

Tips For Cleaning And Sanitizing Pneumatic Conveying Lines

Pneumatic conveying is an effective form of moving dry materials in food manufacturing. However, the long lengths of conveying pipe present challenges in terms of addressing cleanliness and sanitation.

White Paper: New High Speed Mixer Designs Allow More Efficient Development and Scale-Up
Work in a typical lab is aimed at achieving a long list of goals in product development. But every aspect of business in the lab is also driven by a collection of chronic shortages. Space for equipment in the lab is always tight, and virtually every lab manager will tell you that his lab is under-funded. During the last few years, new directions in product development have added to the challenge of managing R&D
X-Ray Inpsection: What Is The Best Diode Size For Your Application?

X-Ray system manufacturers for food manufacturing, processing, and packaging lines offer different pitch X-Ray detectors to suit individual applications and likely contaminants. This white paper helps debunk the myth that no matter what the application, smaller diodes give better sensitivity and offers guidance on how to select the best diode size for optimal inspection.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • pH Control In Sugar Refineries

    In three critical refining processes, maintaining the correct pH level is vital. Process conditions demand the use of robust, reliable pH measuring systems. Modern process analytical technology ensures dependable measurement, long sensor life and reduced maintenance. By Mettler-Toledo AG, Process Analytical, Inc.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Hygienic Conical Top (HCT) Cyclone Hygienic Conical Top (HCT) Cyclone

The Schenck Process Hygienic Conical Top (HCT) Cyclone fulfills the requirements for use in highly sanitary applications in industries such as food, pet food and beverage. HCT Cyclones are capable of handling very heavy dust loads, and are very good spark arrestors. Additionally, they are perfect for human/pet food applications where high moisture and high fat content are commonly used in equipment configurations that include dryers and coolers, coating drums for flavors, centrifuge exhausts and extruder negative airlift systems.

Vertical Cartridge Filter (VCF) Vertical Cartridge Filter (VCF)

The Schenck Process Vertical Cartridge Filter (VCF) removes industrial dust while incorporating a unique design for handling medium to high air volumes.

Plug Style (PST30) Diverter Valve Plug Style (PST30) Diverter Valve

The Schenck Process PST30 Diverter Valve features such as internally shim-able positive stops, inflatable pneumatic seals at each port, position indication from the tunnel itself, and external tunnel position indication.

Hygienic Side Entry Receiver (HSER) Hygienic Side Entry Receiver (HSER)

The Hygienic Side Entry Receiver (HSER) filter is designed to meet challenging requirements for sanitation and inspection in the food and pet food industries. A horizontal cartridge filter, HSERis ideally suited for low headroom applications under pressure or vacuum and is primarily used as a filter receiver at the end of a pneumatic conveying system to separate the product being conveyed from the convey air. Well suited for a variety of indoor locations, the HSER has a small footprint requirement and can be easily explosion vented through the roof or from the side.

Hygienic Bag Dump (HBD) Station Hygienic Bag Dump (HBD) Station

The Schenck Process hygienic bag dump station for manually emptying bulk solid materials is loaded with features that are important to manufacturers in sanitary processing environments. Offered in both filtered and non-filtered styles, the hygienic bag dump station is designed specifically to meet sanitary requirements.

CM35 AdvancedLine Checkweighing and Metal Detection Combination CM35 AdvancedLine Checkweighing and Metal Detection Combination

A throughput of up to 600 packs per minute, a weighing range from 3 g to 10 kg and extremely high weighing accuracy positions the C35 AdvancedLine at the vanguard of checkweighing and metal detector technology.

In-Line Cup Filling Equipment For Cream Cheese And Dairy Products In-Line Cup Filling Equipment For Cream Cheese And Dairy Products

The integrated case packer of the DOSOMAT 20 inline assembles, according to the packaging arrangement, the cups from the slat conveyor and places them into the pre-made carton or tray.

Flexible Cup Filling Systems For Food Manufacturers Flexible Cup Filling Systems For Food Manufacturers

This highly flexible filling and closing machine is solidly built and easy to operate. The machine achieves rates up to 50 cycles/minute, depending on the product, volume, cup size and head space in the container. All functions are fully servo driven and equipped with highly flexible mechanics. The machine is suitable for pre-made, stackable cups. The cups can be closed with a pre-cut plastic lid, aluminium foil lid, snap-on-lid, sealing from roll stock or a combination of these lid types.

Filling And Closing Equipment For Food And Dairy Products Filling And Closing Equipment For Food And Dairy Products

The following products can e.g. be filled: Dairy products like stirred and fruit yogurt, yogurt , cream, curd cheese, processed cheese; nearly all kinds of delicatessen and salads; soup and sauce pastes; dressing and sauces; mayonnaise; mustard; butter and margarine; spreads, honey, marmalade and jam; pâté; pet food; beauty creams; powders and jellies.

Food Safety and OSHA Compliance Assessment Services Food Safety and OSHA Compliance Assessment Services

Every incident impacts your workforce, their families, and your bottom line. Alchemy’s workplace safety consultants work with you to implement proven safety programs while saving you time and resources. We guide your organization through the complex OSHA regulations and provide recommendations for continuous improvement and cost savings.

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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.

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