FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

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 This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.

  • How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety
    How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety

    We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.

  • What Can Be Done To Prevent Fraudulent Supply Chains?
    What Can Be Done To Prevent Fraudulent Supply Chains?

    Food fraud is a big topic at the moment and there are multiple challenges within any supply chain, especially these days where supply chains are global, have multiple players and where profits can be huge. In this column, I will detail some of the major obstacles in the organic food supply chain and show some practical applications which can reduce fraud within it.

  • Update Current Preventive Controls To Bolster Your Pest Control Programs
    Update Current Preventive Controls To Bolster Your Pest Control Programs

    Spring has arrived, and while that means warmer days are ahead, it also means the return of the risk of pests to food manufacturing facilities. Rodents, birds, and insects are risks to food and can be sources of contamination by transmitting pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, to your products.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

  • How FSMA Is Impacting Pet Food And Animal Feed

    The melamine contamination of pet food in 2007 generated over 14,000 reports in the first four weeks after it was discovered. A salmonella outbreak in South Carolina led to a recall of 30,000 tons of dry dog and cat food after 47 people became sick after handling the contaminated food. Unlike safeguards in place to protect human food, there were no regulations governing most animal foods during those food safety events. Now, under FSMA, the FDA has a rule for preventive controls for food for animals going into effect in late summer 2015. How will this rule affect the industry?

Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers

Uniformly dispersing powders into a liquid batch in a practical amount of time is a common problem for F&B manufacturers. This white paper explores five tips for dispersing powders more efficiently.

Industry 4.0 Connectivity Guide: Unlocking Value With Product

This condensed version of the Industry 4.0 Guide provides an improved appreciation of Industry 4.0, guidance integrating product inspection equipment with Industry 4.0 practices and innovations as well as an explanation of risks and risk mitigation.

Saving Process Costs With Software Support: Practical Tips For Phases 1 – 3

The short tips in this white paper are intended as a guide to selecting tools which will help users to save valuable time in the eight-phase model of the value creation process.

Assessing Operator Safety Of X-Ray Inspection Equipment

Some food manufacturers have reservations about the adoption of x-ray inspection as a method of product inspection.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

CM35 AdvancedLine Checkweighing and Metal Detection Combination CM35 AdvancedLine Checkweighing and Metal Detection Combination

A throughput of up to 600 packs per minute, a weighing range from 3 g to 10 kg and extremely high weighing accuracy positions the C35 AdvancedLine at the vanguard of checkweighing and metal detector technology.

In-Line Cup Filling Equipment For Cream Cheese And Dairy Products In-Line Cup Filling Equipment For Cream Cheese And Dairy Products

The integrated case packer of the DOSOMAT 20 inline assembles, according to the packaging arrangement, the cups from the slat conveyor and places them into the pre-made carton or tray.

Flexible Cup Filling Systems For Food Manufacturers Flexible Cup Filling Systems For Food Manufacturers

This highly flexible filling and closing machine is solidly built and easy to operate. The machine achieves rates up to 50 cycles/minute, depending on the product, volume, cup size and head space in the container. All functions are fully servo driven and equipped with highly flexible mechanics. The machine is suitable for pre-made, stackable cups. The cups can be closed with a pre-cut plastic lid, aluminium foil lid, snap-on-lid, sealing from roll stock or a combination of these lid types.

Filling And Closing Equipment For Food And Dairy Products Filling And Closing Equipment For Food And Dairy Products

The following products can e.g. be filled: Dairy products like stirred and fruit yogurt, yogurt , cream, curd cheese, processed cheese; nearly all kinds of delicatessen and salads; soup and sauce pastes; dressing and sauces; mayonnaise; mustard; butter and margarine; spreads, honey, marmalade and jam; pâté; pet food; beauty creams; powders and jellies.

Food Safety and OSHA Compliance Assessment Services Food Safety and OSHA Compliance Assessment Services

Every incident impacts your workforce, their families, and your bottom line. Alchemy’s workplace safety consultants work with you to implement proven safety programs while saving you time and resources. We guide your organization through the complex OSHA regulations and provide recommendations for continuous improvement and cost savings.

Compliance Solutions for Food Manufacturers Compliance Solutions for Food Manufacturers

Take the Pain Out of Audit Prep
Staying audit-ready is critical for compliance. Today’s top safety training challenges include scheduling time for training and verifying that effective training occurred.

 

LMS Training and Solutions for Food Manufacturers LMS Training and Solutions for Food Manufacturers

Alchemy offers distinct LMS (learning management system) platforms tailored to meet the unique challenges of your industry.

Operation Performance System for Food Manufacturers Operation Performance System for Food Manufacturers

Alchemy’s Total Operational Performance System (TOPS) is a proven process that prioritizes safety, quality, yield, and productivity objectives to optimize the operations and profitability of your organization. This is accomplished while promoting a culture that includes commitment, behavior, service, and teamwork.

Pipeline Profile Metal Detector Pipeline Profile Metal Detector

Metal detection systems controlled from a full-colour touchscreen operator interface for the inspection of pumped food products.

Gravity Fall Profile Metal Detector Gravity Fall Profile Metal Detector

Gravity fall metal detection systems controlled from a full-colour touchscreen operator interface, for the inspection of powders and granular products.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • 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 Can Fat Analysis Systems Improve Cost Efficiency In The Meat Industry?
    How Can Fat Analysis Systems Improve Cost Efficiency In The Meat Industry?

    Meat processors are increasingly using Least Cost Formulation (LCF) to optimize production. This article examines the factors of LCF, including raw materials and production demand.

  • ERP 2028: A Look Into The Future?
    ERP 2028: A Look Into The Future?

    Imagine going forward in time 10 years. What will ERP 2028 be like?

  • Putting A Lid On Beverage Industry Concerns
    Putting A Lid On Beverage Industry Concerns

    Some interesting news is brewing in the beverage industry. It’s hip to be healthy, and beverage companies are rushing to add nutrition-forward options to their portfolios. Whether it’s adding value to bottled water through sparkle, flavor, or “enhancements," creating old favorites with organic ingredients, offering smaller portions, or jumping on the energy drink bandwagon — all while reducing added sugar, of course — it’s clear good health has a hold on the market.

  • New Smart Valves Reduce Pneumatic Energy Use By 40 Percent
    New Smart Valves Reduce Pneumatic Energy Use By 40 Percent

    Discover how new smart valve technology can automate your pneumatic energy savings, tamper proof your equipment settings, and enable flexible automation.

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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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