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

Optional Data Presence and Readability Inspection for Round and Oriented Products
Product mislabeling is an easily preventable error. When the cost of mislabeled products reaching the marketplace is a product recall, the decision to implement procedures to prevent the error becomes an easy one. This is best accomplished through the use of automated vision inspection to verify product information on the label in production. But limited production space can present a problem when it comes to implementing such a solution. That is where the Product Data Check option for our Product Inspection systems comes in.

New product initiatives are key drivers for consumer product companies. This generates a need for adaptive tools that implement best practices for program and project management. Our integrated program lifecycle management solution merges conventional capabilities with product and production lifecycle management. It provides full process transparency, contributes detail data to stakeholders for reliable decision making, and facilitates reuse of intellectual property. This combination enables intuitive participation, easily controlled and monitored for the next step in managing your business.

Artwork is the main communication of brand equity and the critical information needed to inspire purchase. It must be right, compliant and communicate the claims and benefits of the product. Artwork build on the foundation of a PLM will increase agility and quality, reduce the risk of recall, and improve the designer’s ability to focus on creative aspects that drive purchase and loyalty.

Customers demand innovative products that are healthy, environmentally friendly, and low-priced. This puts tremendous pressure on food product design. Reducing time-to-market and improving flexibility and efficiency requires sophisticated formula design, simulation, and management capabilities, including management of detailed material characteristics, efficient candidate selection mechanisms, and parameterization of quality testing. Combined with a full integration of R&D and manufacturing, our food and beverage management software will streamline and optimize R&D related processes, for an unrivaled competitive advantage.

Consumer interest in the quality of products has increased drastically, including how a product might affect consumer health, the demand for high quality ingredients, the quality production processes and sustainability. Government and non-government organizations are responding with new regulations. The digitalization of laboratory processes will ensure the verification and quality of product and production and will provide companies the ability to accelerate new product introduction in a way that wins the hearts of the new discerning millennial consumer.

In order to respond to fast-changing consumer needs, consumer packaged goods companies need to be more and more adaptive and act in a more agile way to sustain market share. Integrated Manufacturing Operations is one of the key levers to overcome this challenge. Product portfolios are becoming more and more complex, containing many product variations mainly driven by micro-segmentation to gain market share. This adds complexity to the manufacturing process, leading to a situation where information on how to execute manufacturing operations becomes more critical and error-prone.

The Horizontal Material Separator (HMS) cyclone separates conveyed material from the conveying airstream, minimizing the amount of air that exits with discharge material. Functionality of the HMS is proven to have comparable efficiencies to a standard cyclone. Testing has confirmed that minimal carryover takes place while conveying with an HMS. The HMS is ideal for handling large and small kibble, large flakes and fish feed.

A missing or cocked cap on a product package can result in unnecessary product waste and costly rework, which leads to lost profits. Our systems can quickly identify products with missing or improperly-applied caps, removing them from the production line and alerting operators to the issue.

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.