FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Microbiologist Develops Improved Technology For Poultry Food Safety

    One Friday evening in the spring of 2019, Abhi Upadhyay, assistant professor of food microbiology and safety in the Department of Animal Science, found himself watching a video showing microbubbles for pet care and grooming. He started thinking about using this technology for food safety and spent the weekend researching its potential, current state of the field and appropriate grant opportunities.

  • Best Practices For Conducting Virtual FAT’s In Food Manufacturing

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it became critical that manufacturing plants remain open and operating to provide essential items such as food, beverage, sanitation supplies and more to consumers. New practices were put into place to ensure the safety of all and maintain efficient, effective operations. A critical aspect of keeping up with consumer demand has been the testing and acceptance of new equipment. With consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies reluctant to bring suppliers into their facilities and service technicians limited in their ability to travel due to COVID-19 protocol, the industry has had to get creative to complete the process.

  • Meat Processing Companies: Benefits Of Electrocoagulation

    While vegetarianism and veganism have both grown in popularity in the past decade, vegans and vegetarians combined are vastly outnumbered by people who love meat. In the United States, where we have hot-dog-eating contests and food-eating challenges, we consume a lot of meat of all types. Therefore, meat-processing water treatment is required to package and process these foods within the U.S. and across the world.

  • Treating Food Wastewater Efficiently Using Jet Aeration

    Food processing is a water-intensive process, and its wastewater byproduct is typically high in volumetric daily flow and also biochemical and chemical oxygen demand (BOD and COD), organics, and nutrients. Consequently, significant on-site treatment and resources are necessary.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Condition Monitoring In Consumer Products Plants

    Now is the time to start your IoT journey.  The trend toward digitalization of the world’s industrial plant facilities is already in motion and companies must get started quickly to remain profitable and competitive.  Now operators can connect, collect and analyze data from aging as well as leading infrastructures to immediately monitor machines in one centralized location.

Three Ways Food And Beverage Executives Will Use Iot Data To Gain A Competitive Edge

Food and beverage producers face fast-changing consumer preferences, variable costs with ever-tightening margins, increasing regulatory demands, aging infrastructure and upstart competition. Cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) operating systems can help drive a low-risk, cost-effective, digital transformation to address these challenges. Comprehensive asset data collection and analysis can boost productivity, track-and-trace visible and close-loop product design to increase innovation rates. 

Blockchain In The Food And Beverage Industry: Traceable From Farm To Table

The supply chain from the farm to the consumer’s kitchen table is becoming increasingly complex.  Under the pressure of changing consumer interests, increasing regulatory controls and growing global competition, the food and beverage industry is forces to create more transparency and gain more customer confidence. Learn how to capture data across the entire supply chain and set up set up tamper-proof tracking systems.

Meat Supply Chain: A 'How To’ Guide For BRCGS Audits

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 emphasizes an end-to-end approach to food safety. Here are some steps to understand and comply with a BRC audit of your current practices and vulnerabilities.

Making The Business Case: Using Operational Intelligence To Increase Profitability In The Food & Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industries are characterized by large numbers of plants with diverse information systems, stringent manufacturing conditions, thin operating margins, and increasing regulatory requirements. This paper outlines some of the expected benefits from a OSIsoft PI System system installation, as they impact key performance indicators (KPI).

APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • Juice Manufacturere Improves Production And Product Quality With Opcenter APS

    Year after year the demand for Natural One quality products grew more than expected. Serving this growth by using only one filling line became a huge challenge. Siemens solutions enable Natural One to improve production and product quality. Using Opcenter APS to reduce production planning process from three days to two hours with greater reliability.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Packaging is a brand’s best marketing vehicle, but it also has to perform under daily use. Designers must deal with environmental compliance, faster product cycles due to social media, and new levels of mechanical stress with online commerce on the rise. Our suite of package design and visualization capabilities enables designers to create consumer-preferred packages with structural integrity and the assurance of efficient and effective manufacture worldwide.

In the past, verifying product and packaging functionality before placing a product on the market required a long and expensive process that involved the creation of one or more physical mock-ups. This process is becoming increasingly less possible in a consumer market that requires personalization, innovation and speed. Our digital mockup and design review solutions enable teams across the supply chain to assemble, visualize, and analyze models and detect issues early, before manufacturing.

Health-conscious consumers are changing the way they think about their food. Not only do they want high-quality ingredients. They also want assurance that the entire production process is safe and compliant with regulations. Not meeting these demands can harm brand values. Our solutions provide a holistic view into product and production information, including the full supply chain, and specifically address compliance management and the handling of complex change procedures.

Consumer products are produced by systems that are increasingly sophisticated and complex, and consequently, difficult to develop and modify. Automation Engineering and Virtual Commissioning allow manufacturers to start-up and fine-tune production processes on virtual models, saving time and cost, reducing the risk of production downtime and potential work-related accidents.

Every time you develop a new food product or beauty cream you face the challenges of a market that increasingly demands new, personalized and affordable products. These challenges require that you evaluate the production process early in the product development phase.

As suppliers take on more responsibility in the creation of your products, a “one size fits all” approach to supplier integration is no longer viable. You must be able to digitally interact with all suppliers, even those who are geographically dispersed and outside your PLM environment.

Achieving target cost is especially important in the consumer goods industry due to fierce competition and tight margins.

Advanced analyses that cover the entire product lifecycle are essential to giving brand manufacturers visibility and real-time visibility and control of their production processes.

FOOD ONLINE CONTENT COLLECTIONS

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In this free collection of articles, you’ll find articles on four different types of inspection systems and how they work to keep food safe. Further, these articles will explain the creation of food safety and quality programs and how the four types of technology are used to bolster these programs.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Microbiologist Develops Improved Technology For Poultry Food Safety

    One Friday evening in the spring of 2019, Abhi Upadhyay, assistant professor of food microbiology and safety in the Department of Animal Science, found himself watching a video showing microbubbles for pet care and grooming. He started thinking about using this technology for food safety and spent the weekend researching its potential, current state of the field and appropriate grant opportunities.

  • Best Practices For Conducting Virtual FAT’s In Food Manufacturing

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it became critical that manufacturing plants remain open and operating to provide essential items such as food, beverage, sanitation supplies and more to consumers. New practices were put into place to ensure the safety of all and maintain efficient, effective operations. A critical aspect of keeping up with consumer demand has been the testing and acceptance of new equipment. With consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies reluctant to bring suppliers into their facilities and service technicians limited in their ability to travel due to COVID-19 protocol, the industry has had to get creative to complete the process.

  • Meat Processing Companies: Benefits Of Electrocoagulation

    While vegetarianism and veganism have both grown in popularity in the past decade, vegans and vegetarians combined are vastly outnumbered by people who love meat. In the United States, where we have hot-dog-eating contests and food-eating challenges, we consume a lot of meat of all types. Therefore, meat-processing water treatment is required to package and process these foods within the U.S. and across the world.

  • Food Manufacturers - How Can You Stay Competitive In A Challenging Environment?

    In a marketplace dramatically and quickly changed by the global COVID-19 crisis, many food manufacturers are weighing their next steps in determining if they should invest now in capital equipment that can bring them into the future. What factors should companies consider when trying to make that decision?

  • How To Get The Best Contaminant Detection For Your Poultry Application

    Success in finding and removing contaminants that pose food safety and recall risks depends on the type of poultry product. Different detection technologies work best with certain applications. One line might be set up with a machine to inspect incoming raw material and another machine after the grinder; another might have a machine deployed after deboning and again after packaging.