FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

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 This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.

  • 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.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

  • Enhancing Levels of Due Diligence: Exceeding Standards In The Food Industry

    It is an ever-increasing responsibility of food manufacturers to take every precaution to ensure their products are safe, free from contamination, and are unlikely to harm consumers in any way. It is in the best interests of food manufacturers to take steps to ensure systems and procedures are in place to minimize the risk of litigation and, in the event of such an instance, have the necessary documentary evidence to prove they have been duly diligent in the manufacturing process. Are you confident that your systems and procedures will stand up to scrutiny?

Mushroom Producer Installs Metal Detection For Additional Quality Control

Oakshire Mushroom Farm needed new metal detectors to accommodate rising demand. This case study explains the selection process and how the technoloy improved food safety and final product quality.

Reduce Operational Costs With Hygienically-Designed Equipment

This white paper explains why the hygienic design of product inspection equipment is critical. It explores the key benefits of investing in such equipment by highlighting the areas which will help manufacturers to ensure the safety of food, beverage and pharmaceutical products.

The Importance Of Mixer Testing And Selection

This white paper explains the rules for mixers and the applications for which two, three, or even four different types of mixers can conceivably provide an optimal tool to achieve your process goals.

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.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Weighing Module For Food Manufacturing: Novego Weighing Module For Food Manufacturing: Novego

The weighing module Novego® was specifically developed to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of the food industry. This hygienic all-in-one solution boasts a range of innovative properties to ensure simple, error-free installation and maximum resistance to lateral forces.

Food Safety and Quality Systems Consulting Services Food Safety and Quality Systems Consulting Services

Be sure your food safety and quality systems are airtight and scalable as your business grows.

ERP Software For Food Manufacturing ERP Software For Food Manufacturing

The food and beverage industry is perpetually developing in terms of consumer choice, with increasing demand for high quality fresh, chilled and frozen products and the need to continuously innovate. Major retailers, together with food service, have an enormous influence on the food and beverage market. Increasing regulations on traceability, clean labeling, the need to reduce salt and fats as well as production costs and lead times, require the food industry to be more flexible today than it ever has been.

Enterprise Asset Management Software For Food And Beverage Enterprise Asset Management Software For Food And Beverage

Process manufacturing including food and beverage is an asset-intensive business. That means at the very least, a basic computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is necessary to capture and manage costs of operating and maintaining your equipment.

X-Ray Inspection Of Cans, Jars, Bottles: Eagle™ Tall PRO XS X-Ray Inspection Of Cans, Jars, Bottles: Eagle™ Tall PRO XS

Designed for x-ray inspection of cans, jars and bottles and ideal for manufacturers with limited line space

On-The-Floor Behavior Verification On-The-Floor Behavior Verification

Foster Engagement. Verify Compliance.
Imagine if you could clone your best supervisor. Now you can. Alchemy Coach is a powerful mobile app that strengthens supervisor/employee relation

 

Pouch Filling Systems For Liquid And Chunky Foods:  DOSOMAT Pouch Filling Systems For Liquid And Chunky Foods: DOSOMAT

To fill liquid and chunky products in prefabricated pouches. Closure via ultrasonic sealing and additional hot sealing. 

Automatic Flexible Filling System For Food Packaging:  UNIMAT Automatic Flexible Filling System For Food Packaging: UNIMAT

The UNIMAT is part of the DOSOMAT series. This machine is a fully-automatic filling device for filling all types of products. The range of products extends from liquids to highly pasty and solid products. The UNIMAT is available as an additional dosage device for previously existing closing machines, or e.g. as a flexible filling machine at different stations of menu lines. Likewise, a UNIMAT is also an interesting solution as a solo machine (e.g. to fill glass jars).

Cup And Lid Sterilization For Food Packaging: DOSOMAT AS Cup And Lid Sterilization For Food Packaging: DOSOMAT AS

Laminar airflow cabinet
A combination of a laminar airflow cabinet with suitable filter grades and sterilization of packaging material makes a closed clean room and can be perfectly used for the following operation conditions.

Heat Recovery From Compressed Air Systems Heat Recovery From Compressed Air Systems

The rise in energy prices is an unwelcome reality in today’s manufacturing environment. Energy cost reduction strategies are vital to staying competitive. Facility engineers are challenged to optimize energy efficiency and extract as much productivity out of every unit of energy paid for. Harnessing the heat from compressed air systems can greatly increase operational efficiencies and help reduce a plant’s carbon footprint.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • What's The Perfect Texture Of Dough?
    What's The Perfect Texture Of Dough?

    Dough is the staple of the bakery world and producing “good” dough consistently is a major challenge. This application note explains test methods and standards to evaluate acceptable manufactured dough.

  • How Do You Check The Accuracy Of An Inline Checkweigher?
    How Do You Check The Accuracy Of An Inline Checkweigher?

    Automatic in-line checkweighers have been part of production lines for decades. Despite this, there is still misunderstanding on how to measure their accuracy and how to comply with regulatiorns.

  • How X-Ray Inspection Technology Can Save Your Brand And Reputation
    How X-Ray Inspection Technology Can Save Your Brand And Reputation

    F&B industry competition is fierce and the quality associated with a brand is critical to a company’s success. This article details how X-ray inspection helps food companies preserve their brand integrity.

  • Reflecting On The Obama Administration Food Policies
    Reflecting On The Obama Administration Food Policies

    As the Obama administration winds down, it is worthwhile to look back at the administration’s food policies and their continuing impact on the food industry. The past eight years have seen a robust regulatory agenda, resulting in thousands of pages of new requirements for the food industry. Food safety initiatives generally receive good bi-partisan support, so the political environment has been ideal to move a broad agenda forward to advance food safety with the goal of safeguarding public health. The new regulations will continue to impact the food industry for years to come with various compliance dates going into effect from 2016 through 2020, depending on the specific rule and the size of the business.

  • Ergonomics: What Works When It Comes To Workplace Safety
    Ergonomics: What Works When It Comes To Workplace Safety

    Workplace injuries are common in manufacturing jobs that depend on manual labor, and they cost the food industry billions of dollars each year. Risk factors of workplace injury include exerting excessive force, performing the same tasks repetitively, and working in awkward postures — all conditions present on the floor in food manufacturing. Damage can range in scope, from minor sprains and strains, to more serious musculo-skeletal disorders (MSDs) like tendinitis or sciatica. 

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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.

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