Food Industry Insights

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

    In the world of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), brand image is everything. For the food and beverage industry, competition is fierce and the quality associated with a brand is critical to a company’s success.

  2. Top X-Ray Inspection Systems For Product Quality And Safety

    Engineered with precision and high-sensitivity detection, our HD systems are the superior choice for food safety inspection but, with so many models to choose from, distinguishing between each can be overwhelming. Are you debating which top x-ray inspection system is right for your processing needs? Here is a digestible overview comparing our new, XR75 advanced long life technology models:

  3. Prevent Unplanned Downtime With Preventive Maintenance

    Optimizing production line efficiency is essential to maximize output and increase profitability. Product inspection systems are often designated as Critical Control Points (CCP's). If the equipment fails, manufacturers face a risk of significant unplanned downtime resulting in reduced output and lost revenues. Preventive Maintenance programs can reduce the risk of unplanned downtime by ensuring parts and systems are overhauled, refurbished or replaced before they break down.

  4. Changing Consumer Behavior: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Food Safety For Produce At Home

    When there is notice of an outbreak or a recall related to produce, we can all agree that it is not something that we want to be associated with, whether it was caused from produce sent out by our operation or whether it is produce that we have consumed. With buyer specifications and the new FSMA rules, produce operations are guided on how to prevent food safety issues at the operation level. However, do you ever consider how you are preventing food safety issues while buying, storing and preparing produce at home? 

  5. How To Protect Your Brand From Food Fraud With BRC 7

    During our recent vacation trip through Europe, it was very common to see designer brand handbags for about 100 dollars, I tried convincing my wife to let me buy her the Prada bag she desires, but she would not let me off that easy. While most astute shoppers would quickly identify these products as counterfeits, most consumers would not suspect a thing. What is troubling is that counterfeiting isn’t exclusive to fashion – it also happens with food.

  6. Embrace Disruption: How Food Manufacturers Can Approach IoT

    While Industry 4.0 does revolve around intelligence gathered from a number of places, it spans more than just IoT.

  7. Bridging The Skills Gap And Creating New Services – Key Success Factors For F&B Manufacturers

    Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers in 2017. And IoT? Today, 50% of the costs of IoT projects go on integration. 2017 will see many manufacturers realizing they already have IoT solutions—now they need to integrate them better to leverage the full benefits. Antony Bourne, IFS Global Industry Director for Manufacturing, outlines three key predictions for 2017 and beyond.

  8. Decrease Your Risk Of Product Recalls Due To Glass, Metal Or Bone Contamination

    More small and medium-sized food manufacturers (SMEs) than ever before are investing in x-ray inspection systems. The rise in the number of product recalls has prompted many to join larger producers in embracing product inspection as a cost-effective measure against the threat of damaging and expensive product recalls due to glass, metal or bone contamination. This article will outline several factors influencing food makers to invest in X-Ray inspection systems.

  9. Best Practices In Supply Chain Management For The Food Industry

    Effective Inventory Management (EIM) and JustFoodERP pair up to bring you Best Practices for the Food Industry.

  10. 3 Food Manufacturing Certifications To Pay Attention To

    As consumers and government bodies continue to demand more in terms of food safety and transparency, it’s never been more important for those in the food manufacturing and processing industry to become certified. But what exactly does this mean? In the US, there are hundreds of organizations that inspect, test and certify food products based on strict standards set out by religious organizations and the U.S. government. Though different certification processes can be lengthy and costly, the benefits of being certified are often too valuable to ignore.