Food Industry Insights

  1. Benefits Of A Large Product X-Ray Inspection System
    11/30/2016

    If your business requires you to view large quantities of small packaged goods, you will benefit from the use of x-ray inspection systems. Anritsu offers four models of packaging industry x-ray systems that provide long-term flexibility and are incredibly user-friendly.

  2. Analysis Of Free Chlorine In Poultry Chiller Water
    4/19/2017

    Poultry processors are required to maintain a free chlorine level sufficient to control pathogenic bacteria. This article provides guidance for improving performance of free chlorine measurements.

  3. Gamma Irradiation Enhances Shelf Life For Dairy Products
    8/14/2017

    A major challenge in keeping dairy products fresh is contamination of yeast and mold. What can done to minimize it? One technique used to sanitize dairy packaging is gamma irradiation.

  4. Report: Ease-Of-Use And Agility Of ERP Solutions
    5/1/2016

    In early 2011, a study of middle market to large manufacturers was conducted by IFS North America and Affinity Research Solutions, a Boston-based research firm, among manufacturing executives and professionals to better understand usability of enterprise applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning, (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Business Intelligence (BI).

  5. How To Improve Food Manufacturing Safety By Increasing Asset Reliability
    9/19/2017

    Since LNS Research and Schneider Electric has surveyed the industrial markets over the past few years, the number one issue facing the food and beverage sector has remained compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act.  Of approximately 700 responses (one-third from the beverage sector and two-thirds from food) just over 60% rank it as key issue. The impact of supply chain issues, customer preferences, raw material prices, social media and other factors range from 10% to 40% depending on industry, region, and company size.

  6. Changing Consumer Behavior: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Food Safety For Produce At Home
    2/1/2017

    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? 

  7. The Future Of Manufacturing – Moving To A Digital World And IIoT
    9/21/2017

    Manufacturing operations have matured at a rapid rate over the last few years as many companies decide to implement plant level systems that integrate the manufacturing assets and control in a standard way. Indeed, large manufacturers have put a lot of emphasis on standardizing these systems across multiple plants.

  8. 9 Essential Purchasing Practices For Food Companies
    6/22/2017

    Purchasing is a major area of strategic development for most food companies. So, what are the best purchasing practices for food companies to implement and maintain?

  9. Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road... Because Walmart Led The Way
    9/13/2016

    Every year at the International Association of Food Protection there are fabulous presentations and this year in St. Louis was no exception. One in particular was by Frank Yiannis, Vice President of Food Safety for Walmart, in which he discussed the great leaps and bounds his company has been making in effort to reduce the levels of Salmonella in chicken parts sold at their stores. Salmonella accounts for 380 deaths and 19,000 illnesses each year with as many as 19% of salmonellosis cases linked to poultry products, so it is a significant public health concern.

  10. The X-Ray Inspection Guide: Building An Effective Program
    9/2/2016

    If you’re a food or pharmaceutical manufacturer, you’re responsible for the safety of your products. X-ray inspection systems are widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries to ensure product safety and quality, and this guide provides a single and definitive source of reference to x-ray inspection technology for use in those industries. It covers all aspects of the subject, starting with the basic principles – all the way through to implementing a comprehensive x-ray inspection program.