Food Automation White Papers & Articles

  1. Why Invest In Business Software Made For Food
    2/16/2017

    For companies in the food manufacturing and processing industry, there are a number of different elements that require investment as they continue to scale. There’s additional equipment to buy, facility expansion or hiring additional employees. What eventually comes across every company’s list, though, is some type of software update – something to integrate current systems into one streamlined platform.

  2. 3 Food Manufacturing Certifications To Pay Attention To
    2/16/2017

    Hundreds of organizations inspect, test, and certify food based on strict standards. Though the certification process can be lengthy and costly, here are three food certifications too valuable to ignore.

  3. Everything You Wanted To Know About SQF Certification
    2/16/2017

    Consumers have an increased demand for information about their food, how it’s produced, and the standards set by governmental organizations. Because of this, SQF certification attempts to recognize companies based on both the safety and quality of their operations and inform consumers of these companies' initiatives. This article will outline the benefits of SQF certifications, the different levels of it, and address some of SQF’s FAQs.

  4. 5 Ways To Make Food Industry Accounting Easier
    2/16/2017

    Finance and accounting aren’t everyone’s favorite topics, but they matter tremendously in the food industry. In order for an organization to have success, it’s imperative they understand how to stay organized, minimize costs, and steer clear of financial issues. This article offers five tips and tricks leading organizations in the food industry rely on to maximize their resources.

  5. 5 Elements Of FSMA Food Manufacturers Need To Know
    2/16/2017

    Food companies need to know FSMA, but the law is leaving companies with more questions than answers. This article will explain five elements of FSMA essential to food manufacturing operations.

  6. 5 Key Elements Of FSMA You Need To Be Aware Of
    2/16/2017

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by the FDA in 2011 and aims to increase the safety of food manufacturing and distribution for consumers by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. All food processors and food distributors need to know what’s included in this act, but unfortunately, as with most laws, the actual document is complicated and hard to understand.

  7. How Business Software Resolves Traceability Issues
    2/16/2017

    If any of your activities include processing, packaging, labeling, storing, selling and/ or shipping seafood products, then traceability plays a key role in your working life. The need for lot tracking backwards and forwards across the supply chain has never been more front-of-mind than today, in this era of growing pressure for fast, effective recalls – that pressure being applied by the government, your customers and their customers (consumers).

  8. How 5 Electro-Magnetic Technologies Are Heating Foods Safely, Quickly, And Efficiently
    1/10/2017

    Five innovative heating techniques, including infrared (IR), microwave (MW), dielectric or radio-frequency (RF), ohmic (OH), and magnetic induction heating (MI) utilize electro-magnetic energy and can heat foods faster and more efficiently.

  9. Food Irradiation Technologies: Principles, Commercial Advantages, And Limitations
    12/15/2016

    Food irradiation has proven to be a safe and effective non-thermal process for enhancing food safety and extending shelf life of a wide variety of foods. Nearly 50 countries have approved or allow food irradiation, although the foods and doses can differ by country. Gamma irradiation technology was patented more than a century ago (in 1906) and has been one of the first non-thermal technologies thoroughly tested, validated, and adopted by medical and food industry over the past 60 years. Despite this, there is a lot of misunderstanding and concerns associated with the consumer acceptance, transport, storage, occupational hazards, and disposal of radiation sources.

  10. Weighing In On F&B Industry Checkweighers
    11/29/2016

    Food inspection systems using state-of-the-art technologies are most successful when they are designed with many support methods and principles. I’ve written articles on how this is true with metal detection technology, X-Ray inspection machines, and vision inspection systems. This article will explore checkweighing systems, how they add support to food safety methods and principles, and the benefits implementing them can provide food manufacturers.