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

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).

Instrumentation Calibration As A Service

One reality cutting across the entire range of processing plants and industries is the need for timely and proper instrument calibration. Instrument vendors with the right technical experience, established laboratories, and local, nationwide, or even worldwide reach can make the difference for this crucial task.

Top 10 Reasons To Order Online

In the industrial marketplace end users demand the same advantages they enjoy with online consumer transactions. These advantages vary from person to person, with some differences between the consumer and industrial sectors. Industrial automation vendors are responding to end user and equipment builder demands for expanded and improved online ordering options.

Solid Level Measurement In The Food & Beverage Industry

It can be difficult to justify the expense to outfit all silos with level instruments. This paper outlines how adding level instrumentation to bins and silos in the food & beverage industries can improve operations and safety, and reduce maintenance.

APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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.

X-ray inspection systems for packaged products offer maximum contamination detection sensitivity at high throughputs for a diverse range of food and pharmaceutical applications. Typical packaged applications include the inspection of foil and plastic containers, cartons/boxes, foil pouches, bags and sacks, trays, tubes, sachets, flow-wraps, PET bottles and blister packs.

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline provides pipeline x-ray inspection solutions that are specifically designed to inspect pumped food products such as meat and poultry as well as slurries, semi-solids and fluids, at any stage in processing or before final packaging. Applications typically include sauces, jams, minced meat, molten chocolate and dairy spreads, as well as products that cannot be sieved - for example, textured fruit purées and yoghurts containing fruit chunks.

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline's x-ray inspection systems for bulk foods are designed to ensure quality assurance in a wide range of industries including meat, poultry, fish, seafood, fruit, vegetables, snacks and confectionery. Typical applications include the inspection of bulk-flow food products to ensure quality before they are packaged for distribution or added to other ingredients in further down line processing.

With the new Thermo Scientific™ Sentinel™ 1000 Selectscan Metal Detector you can maximize consumer safety, brand protection, and operational efficiency.

Document your production and control your product inspection devices with data management software ProdX.

Throat and SuperThroat models of Safeline metal detectors are designed for installation in vertical bagging and filling applications in the food industry. Mettler-Toledo Safeline's patented "zero free metal zone" technology and custom support frames significantly reduce the space required between scales and baggers/fillers.

When choosing a test sample the most important factor to consider is the application in which it will be used.

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.