FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Key Provisions Of USDA’s Bioengineered Food Disclosure Rule
    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
    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.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

  • 6 Ways To Increase The Efficiency And Life Of Your Food Checkweigher

    Technological progress in food checkweighing has made it possible to substantially simplify the operation, sharply reduce the measuring time of each weighing process, and to make checkweighers so adaptable that they can now directly control many food production processes. However, precision food checkweighers require a certain degree of attention in order to ensure seamless processes and full functionality. Regular care and maintenance, whether autonomously or via external technical personnel, ensures that potentially disruptive influences are observed and avoided.

CRM Sales Solution For Process Manufacturing

Process manufacturers that implement robust CRM solutions achieve two-way data flow between the manufacturing floor, shipping, and the financial office with win/loss tracking capability.

Radiation Safety: How To Ensure Full Regulatory Compliance

This white paper explains what ionizing radiation is and puts radiation doses into context, before looking at how safety regulations differ between countries and states.

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
10 Reasons To Upgrade From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection

X-ray inspection in food processing lines can provide many benefits you may be unaware of. Here are 10 reasons to consider stepping up to the latest technology utilized in X-ray inspection systems.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Versa Rx High-Accuracy, High-Rate Checkweigher Versa Rx High-Accuracy, High-Rate Checkweigher

The Thermo Scientific Versa Rx checkweigher provides superior quality to meet the most demanding performance standards.

Pharmaceutical Metal Detector Pharmaceutical Metal Detector

Achieve cost-effective, industry-leading sensitivity in the most demanding pharmaceutical applications. The Thermo Scientific APEX 500 Rx Metal Detector offers the highest level of brand protection in the most demanding pharmaceutical environments.

Foreign Contaminant Detection: Food X-Ray Inspection Foreign Contaminant Detection: Food X-Ray Inspection

Nowadays, X-ray scanners frequently replace metal detectors that can detect electrically or magnetically conductive particles. Metal detectors cannot detect glass, stones or plastic, only X-ray scanners are able to do this.

Combination Vision And X-Ray Inspection Systems For Food Processing Combination Vision And X-Ray Inspection Systems For Food Processing

Vision inspection systems supplementary to high-performance X-ray scanners: along with X-ray detection, they also check the information printed on the products (batch data, nutritional values, best before dates, barcodes, and others) for correctness, ensure the printing is flawless, and check for correct positioning and readability of all labels and stickers (OCR and OCV).

Food X-Ray Inspection Systems: Intelligent Image Processing Food X-Ray Inspection Systems: Intelligent Image Processing

The success of an X-ray scanner is based largely on the use of powerful software routines combined with high-resolution X-ray images. The software relies on two parameters: grey values and contrast. Grey values represent the differing density of the products inspected. The second parameter is the contrast, which is understood to mean the comparison of a value with its neighboring cells.

Eriez Vibratory Conveyors for Food Processing Eriez Vibratory Conveyors for Food Processing

Eriez mechanical feeders are simple, rugged, vibrating machines designed to handle a variety of bulk materials. The conveyors are available in single-mass and two-mass vibrating systems excited by a motor-driven eccentric shaft. Springs vary according to the type of application.

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.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Covering The Points: How X-Ray Systems Provide Solutions For Compliance
    Covering The Points: How X-Ray Systems Provide Solutions For Compliance

    As manufacturers work to stay compliant with global and domestic standards, they can take advantage of the many benefits of inspection technologies to enhance and optimize their production process while preventing potential hazards and assuring quality and consistency.

  • Improving Your Package Leak Detection
    Improving Your Package Leak Detection

    Products using Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) are at a higher risk if the package barrier is breached due to the sensitive nature of the product. Applying methods that offer higher sensitivity is not simply about finding smaller leaks, but is about offering the highest level of quality assurance.

  • 6 Key Metrics Every Food And Beverage Company Should Track
    6 Key Metrics Every Food And Beverage Company Should Track

    Metrics, such as IT spend and inventory turnover, provide a window into a company's overall health. Understanding the benchmarks provides KPIs to evaluate financial prowess and take action if needed.

  • Family Business Executives On Why the Right Technology Is Critical For Long-Term Success
    Family Business Executives On Why the Right Technology Is Critical For Long-Term Success

    In Part 3 of the Family Business series, Ranga Bodla, Head of Industry Marketing of Oracle NetSuite sat down with Tommy Thwaites, President of coffee roaster Coda Coffee, Devin Becker, Vice President of Becker Safety and Supply, a distributor, and Jason Kencevski, CEO of Speedmaster, an auto parts manufacturer, to discuss how they’re using technology to differentiate themselves from the competition

  • The Keys To Family-Owned Businesses Driving Double Digit Growth
    The Keys To Family-Owned Businesses Driving Double Digit Growth

    Ranga Bodla, Head of Industry Marketing of Oracle NetSuite, sat down with Tommy Thwaites, President of coffee roaster Coda Coffee, Devin Becker, Vice President of Becker Safety and Supply, a distributor, and Jason Kencevski, CEO of Speedmaster, a car parts manufacturer, to discuss how they’re growing and differentiating their respective family businesses and outperforming the competition.

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