FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

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

  • 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 This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

  • White Paper: The Art Of High Shear Mixing

    The high-shear rotor/stator mixer (HSM), once relegated to a relatively narrow niche of mixing applications, has become a mainstay in many applications in the chemical process industries. The ability to apply intense shear and shorten mixing cycles gives these mixers broad appeal for applications that require immiscible fluids to be formulated into emulsions, or agglomerated powders to be dispersed into a liquid medium.

Two Tier ERP Deployment For F & B Manufacturing

This paper discusses differences between tier-one and tier-two ERP solutions and the situations where it can be advantageous to utilize both solutions within a food manufacturing organization.

Executive Guide To Real Time Operations Profitability: Manufacturer Benefits

This is part one of a two-part paper addressing the value of implementing a real time operations infrastructure to gain visibility, productivity, quality management, and real-time asset utilization.

X-Ray Inspection Equipment: Calculating The Total Costs Of Ownership

Considering total cost of ownership helps to better understand the costs over and above the purchase price and also – when suppliers have differing offers – to compare them and ultimately to substantiate the investment decision. What is critical here is that the method is oriented in each case to the circumstances of the industry and the company. This also applies to the field of product inspection equipment. This White Paper helps address several questions regarding the total cost of ownership of X-Ray inspection equipment.

Principles Of Hygienic Design Food Production In Sanitary Environments

To ensure safe food the equipment on which food processing and handling operations are conducted must be designed and constructed with sanitary design principles in mind.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • Leaning QC: Lonza Rolls Out Raman For Materials ID As part of an effort to Lean its raw material QC process, Lonza Biologics’ Portsmouth, New Hampshire facility evaluated several new spectroscopic technologies—Raman, NIR, and FTIR handheld or portable devices—for rapidly verifying incoming raw materials. By paul thomas, senior editor
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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Mixing And Blending Equipment For Cannabis Products Mixing And Blending Equipment For Cannabis Products

Cannabis-infused products and medical marijuana are at the forefront of an innovative and promising industry. Fueled by a growing consumer base and increasing investor enthusiasm, the cannabis industry is opening the doors to a new generation of cosmetics, beverages, foods, nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals, and even pet food & wellness products.

Automated Equipment for Food Manufacturing Automated Equipment for Food Manufacturing

Automation of processes in the food and beverage production industry is continually increasing. Weighing and batching operations are critically important in this industry, as central production processes or as quality control measures.

Bulk Material Receipt and Storage for Food Manufacturers Bulk Material Receipt and Storage for Food Manufacturers

Step 1 in production quality control: Ensure that all the materials that will be used in the production process are exactly as ordered. If not, the integrity of the entire manufacturing process is at risk before it begins, and the quality of the end product is already jeopardized.

Manual Weighing Systems for Food Manufacturers Manual Weighing Systems for Food Manufacturers

Despite the increasing automation of food and beverage production processes, a certain amount of manual measuring and weighing of materials is often required – for example, in conducting spot checks of previously measured or mixed ingredients.

Weighing Systems for Food Packaging Systems Weighing Systems for Food Packaging Systems

Packaging of the final product is arguably more important, and also more demanding, in the food and beverage production industry than in any other. Consumers must be convinced, in large part by the packaging, that the product meets their expectations in relation to factors such as quality, freshness and safety.

Vessel and Silo Scales for Food Manufacturing Vessel and Silo Scales for Food Manufacturing

Minebea Intec offers a complete range of load cells and corresponding mounting kits for weighing process vessels, silos and tanks. The applications covered range from low accuracy inventory control up to high accuracy batching. Further applications include the weighing of vessels in areas requiring Ex certified equipment or hygienic design and the weighing of outdoor silos in earthquake prone regions.

X-Ray Inspection Systems For Fat Analysis and Contaminant Detection:  Eagle™ FA3 Series X-Ray Inspection Systems For Fat Analysis and Contaminant Detection: Eagle™ FA3 Series

X-ray systems designed for fat analysis, contamination detection, mass measurement, protein analysis and moisture analysis for bulk flow and carton meat.

Liquid Analytical Measurement Liquid Analytical Measurement

Environmental protection, consistent product quality, process optimization and safety –​ just a few reasons why liquid analysis is becoming increasingly essential. Liquids such as water, beverages, dairy products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals have to be analyzed day in and day out. We support you in fulfilling all these measuring tasks with application know-how and cutting-edge technologies. Discover our comprehensive portfolio and choose the product best suited to your process needs.

Endress+Hauser Service Portfolio Endress+Hauser Service Portfolio

Endress+Hauser is committed to your business, for improved plant performance.

Solutions To Improve Productivity While Lowering Your Costs Solutions To Improve Productivity While Lowering Your Costs

The combination of reliable products and expertise in customized solutions.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • 3 Ways To Maximize Return On Assets With Risk-Based Maintenance
    3 Ways To Maximize Return On Assets With Risk-Based Maintenance

    This article details three steps food companies can take to implement transformational changes to increase asset performance, reduce scheduled downtime, lower costs, and boost safety.

  • 7 Food Manufacturing Preventive Maintenance Best Practices
    7 Food Manufacturing Preventive Maintenance Best Practices

    Modern food processing and production equipment is more advanced than ever before—but while that means increased production capacity and yield, it also means more complications when something breaks down or goes wrong. Instituting a proper preventive maintenance strategy can help you ensure that your equipment keeps working effectively, mitigating the risk of a premature breakdown.

     

  • Project Management Of Starch Processing
    Project Management Of Starch Processing

    This Q&A with Heikki Pirilä, a 30-year veteran of starch processing, discusses all phases of starch processing from design, management, supervision, procurement, maintenance, and future trends.

  • Don't Let Milling Challenges Grind You Down
    Don't Let Milling Challenges Grind You Down

    Food manufacturing can be a grind… especially in milling. Yet recent wins in the industry make it all worth it. Consumers are snack-happy, so demand for savory treats, sweets, and baked goods is on the rise. Alternative flours are also ubiquitous. Thanks to the gluten-free craze, nut flours and non-traditional flours like sorghum and spelt are working their way into foods worldwide. 

  • How To Create A Culture Of Action And Improve Productivity
    How To Create A Culture Of Action And Improve Productivity

    This column explains how a Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) can drive a proactive culture and enable food and beverage manufacturers to improve communication, efficiency, and profitability.

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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.

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, end-of-line 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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