FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Key Provisions Of USDA’s Bioengineered Food Disclosure Rule

    The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS or Agency) issued its final rule establishing a National Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS). This article summarizes key provisions of this new federal marketing standard, including the Agency’s approach to defining “bioengineered foods” and addressing refined ingredients, voluntary labeling, absence claims, and the applicable disclosure threshold.

  • USDA’s Bioengineered Food Disclosure Rule: What You Need To Know

    This two-part article will summarize key provisions of this new federal marketing standard, including the Agency’s approach to defining “bioengineered foods” and addressing refined ingredients, voluntary labeling, absence claims, and the applicable disclosure threshold.

  • How To Prepare For A More Transparent Brand-Consumer Relationship

    A map with info on origins of key ingredients and agricultural practices. Videos depicting the journey of an avocado from a farm to a restaurant. A clear declaration of known allergens. This information is what today’s shoppers consider critical in making purchases. Are you providing it?

  • Agricultural Bioengineering And Food Manufacturing: Navigating The Regulatory Terrain

    Advances in gene editing are disrupting agribusiness, but what are these advances? How are they regulated? And what’s to come for? In a regulatory landscape that is often overlapping and frequently subject to change, this article is designed to help navigate the complicated terrain.

FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

  • How To Prepare For A BRC Audit

    Preparations for food safety audits must be stringent, dynamic, and regularly reviewed. This article highlights basic steps of a BRC audit, as well as an evaluation of current practices and vulnerabilities.

Calculating ROI On Product Inspection For The Dairy Industry

Need to eliminate product giveaway while reducing the possibility of recalls? See how package weighing and inspection solutions maximize speed and safety while saving money in dairy applications.

Four Benefits Of X-ray Inspection Equipment For Food Safety

Here are four ways x-ray inspection systems keep quality assurance programs in line with production specifications by minimizing risk and helping to manage regulatory compliance for food safety.

Factors To Consider When Selecting Load Cells

We know that a weighing system must be rigid to get good results, but how do we get the best weigh results? This article reviews different types of load cells and the benefits and considerations for each.

Choose The Right Inline High-Shear Mixer For Your Process

This white paper presents some ideas for selecting the right inline high shear mixer for your process based on a company’s collective experience as a mixing equipment provider to process industries.

FOOD MANUFACTURING APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • X-Ray Inspection of Bulk Whole Potatoes

    The Canadian crop sabotage crisis first arose when an undisclosed number of needles were found in potatoes. Fortunately, manufacturers can use x-ray technology to inspect whole potatoes for contaminants such as golf balls, rocks, stones and needles at the beginning of the production line before further processing to guarantee safety and quality.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

A main factor in increasing production efficiency is a regular and exact analysis of all available production data. This is especially true in large factories and multi-site operations that are dependent on a flexible, web-based quality data management system like Comscale4, the system provided by WIPOTEC-OCS.

Generic ERPs are a poor fit for food manufacturers. With no specific industry focus, implementation times are frustratingly slow and extensive customizations are almost always required. JustFood ERP solves this problem with a system focused on recipe-based manufacturing. This laser focus allows companies to spend less time struggling to make the system work for them and instead devote all their energy to prioritizing the production process, quality management, and the other differentiators that lead to growth.

The regulatory landscape is constantly evolving. Product inspection technology makes it easier to meet current requirements and provide cost effective solutions that can adapt to future needs. METTLER TOLEDO's metal detection and x-ray inspection solutions make it easier to overcome your foreign body detection challenges.

The Schenck Process Vacuum Cleaning range offers a choice of Mobile, Truck / Trailer mounted or central fixed systems to suit every requirement. Removal of dust and spillage by vacuum cleaning maintains a healthy environment and reduces cross contamination caused through disturbance of dust from brushing.

The ROSS Model HSM-405SC-25 is an inline high shear rotor/stator mixing system incorporating SLIM (Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold) Technology. Unlike conventional eductors, the unique SLIM rotor/stator generates a powerful vacuum without the aid of external pumps and pulls powders directly into the mix chamber, promoting instantaneous wet out under high shear conditions. Mounted on a multipurpose skid with load cells, actuated valves and level switches, the pictured HSM-405SC-25 recirculates into a 400-gallon jacketed tank and is controlled from a 15” industrial PC with Windows.

Schenck Process has developed a method to "enhance" the operation of a dilute phase convey system by minimizing the speed of the blower under all operating conditions. EDIP translates the performance of the equipment being used into a tangible conveying velocity set by the user.

The Delta Blower Generation 5 is the synthesis of the successful characteristics developed in previous generations combined with new technical innovations that already meet the market requirements of the future. Aerzener Maschinenfabrik was the first blower manufacturer to design compact units in 1960 and has developed this machine type continuously ever since. Delta Blower Generation 5 is therefore already the 5th generation of AERZEN blower units and represents the successful combination of tradition and innovation.

About 90% of a compressor’s life cycle costs go to energy use*. A huge challenge, especially where ecological demands and global competition requires the globalisation of potential of the whole company. AERZEN is meeting this challenge with energy savings of up to 15%. Which means the investment will pay for itself after only two years, depending on the volume streams and pressures involved. That’s the Delta Hybrid.

AERZEN turbo blowers. Over the decades we have developed these packaged units to technical excellence. In doing so we have acquired expertise that sets standards throughout the world. This is reflected in improved energy efficiency, low life-cycle costs and specially developed core components. To sum it up: it can be seen in every detail of AERZEN’s continuous flow machines.

The single-stage, oil-free screw compressors in the Delta Screw Generation 5 plus series are universal tools. They bundle all the know-how of a world market leader in compressor technology to offer you ‘the user’ maximum efficiency. 

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

  • Selection Criteria for Ribbon, Vertical, or Tumble Blenders

    Among solid-solid blending systems, the three most common types are the horizontal ribbon blender, the cone screw vertical blender and the tumble blender. Aside from level of shear or ‘gentleness’, other factors help determine which type of blender will work most efficiently in a certain application. Following are some things to consider when choosing your blender.

  • Flexible Rental Solutions Fulfill Food And Beverage Air Demands

    Some food and beverage operations have been resigned to accepting downtime due to blower failure as inevitable. Now, with variable-frequency-drive (VFD)-controlled blowers available for rent as self-contained, skid-mounted systems, there’s no longer a need to tolerate unexpected, costly downtime or disruptions to ongoing operations.

  • Food Safety & Compressed Air: Meeting Safety Goals Without Wasting Capital And Resources

    Keeping physical contaminants out of food products is top of mind for every food processor. But, compressed air systems in food plants present unique challenges in preventing contamination while keeping costs low. This article offers guidance on how to best meet food safety goals without wasting capital, operations, and maintenance resources.

  • Trends, Changes And Verification For Supplier Management

    Reducing risks at more points and using preventive controls have created a focus on supplier management. X-ray inspection data is one way suppliers can prove product safety to manufacturers.

  • A Meat Expert’s Point Of View On End-To-End Process Improvements

    To reach their targets, meat operations are utilizing advanced x-ray technologies that inspect for contaminants in the earliest stages of production and determine if products regularly meet specifications. Such systems also solve problems by helping identify the reasons for rejections and inconsistencies and providing feedback for improvements.