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 This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.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

Situational Awareness – The Next Leap In Industrial Human Machine Interface Design

The end users of modern industrial systems are constantly searching for methods of improving the availability and maximizing the efficiency of those systems without compromising the quality of their offerings or safety of their operations teams. One of the areas where improvements can have significant impacts in this pursuit is quite literally staring them in the face; the human machine interface used to control and operate these systems. By implementing improvements in the mechanisms used to control and operate industrial systems, operations teams can significantly improve both the business value and the safety of their industrial systems.

Tips For Avoiding Nasty Surprises In ERP Selection And Implementation

Buying and implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is vital, but risky business. This white paper offers tips to make your ERP purchase and implementation go as smoothly as possible.

Mixing Applications In Selected Green Technologies
As major developments continue to advance in the areas of renewable energy, green construction, green chemistry and many other markets, new mixing applications and processing challenges arise. The aim of this paper is to provide practical information on certain mixing requirements currently seen within selected green industries and how these production needs are being met through the efficient use of specialty mixing equipment.
White Paper: Scale Up Of High Shear Rotor-Stator Mixers
In virtually any application, scale up is a critical process that impacts your business in a multitude of ways, from proper planning of plant floor design and equipment configuration, to operating procedures, to the net operating-and capital-cost impact on the bottom line.
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FOOD MANUFACTURING APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • Understanding Ultrasound Technology To Inspect Pouch Seals

    A pouch seal is a structural element that joins flat film material, and a component designed to close a pouch airtight. Traditional test methods e.g. peel strength or burst, can measure the joint strength of the seal, using destructive methods. However, this type of testing is often unreliable. Submitted by PTI - Packaging Technologies & 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

  • Promote Work Safety With Continuous Learning
    Promote Work Safety With Continuous Learning

    Creating a strong culture of safety requires continual effort beyond onboarding. Several leading companies still rely on a “one and done” method of training, where the new hire receives a barrage of information during orientation, yet is expected to retain and correctly apply that information on the floor.

  • Measuring The Texture Of Dough For Bakery And Food Manufacturers
    Measuring The Texture Of Dough For Bakery And Food Manufacturers

    Dough is the staple of the bakery world. Producing “good” dough consistently in manufacturing is the challenge. Test methods have arisen that standardize how dough is evaluated for acceptability using a Texture Analyzer. This instrument can either compress or stretch the dough to evaluate flow behavior. Specially designed fixtures that measure firmness, stickiness, and extensibility are available for assessing dough performance and consistency. This article identifies and explains some of the most popular test methods.

  • IoT To The Rescue For Biotech And Pharma Manufacturing
    IoT To The Rescue For Biotech And Pharma Manufacturing

    Discover 4 applications of IoT technology to improve your biotech and pharma manufacturing processes today: digitization of pneumatics, preventive maintenance, diagnostics, and modular automation.

  • How To Foster A Fantastic Food Safety Culture
    How To Foster A Fantastic Food Safety Culture

    Food safety culture has been a popular phrase lately. Most would agree that it’s an important concept, but how do we actually build one and strengthen it?

  • How To Choose The Right ERP System For Your Global Business
    How To Choose The Right ERP System For Your Global Business

    As businesses expand globally, company leaders must ensure ERP systems support and enhance new business models. This article examines fundamental questions to ask when choosing ERP systems.

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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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