Food Industry Insights

  1. Promote Work Safety With Continuous Learning
    5/11/2018

    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.

  2. Measuring The Texture Of Dough For Bakery And Food Manufacturers
    5/30/2018

    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.

  3. IoT To The Rescue For Biotech And Pharma Manufacturing
    11/21/2017

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

  4. How To Foster A Fantastic Food Safety Culture
    2/9/2017

    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?

  5. How To Choose The Right ERP System For Your Global Business
    6/27/2017

    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.

  6. Putting A Lid On Beverage Industry Concerns
    12/6/2017

    Some interesting news is brewing in the beverage industry. It’s hip to be healthy, and beverage companies are rushing to add nutrition-forward options to their portfolios. Whether it’s adding value to bottled water through sparkle, flavor, or “enhancements," creating old favorites with organic ingredients, offering smaller portions, or jumping on the energy drink bandwagon — all while reducing added sugar, of course — it’s clear good health has a hold on the market.

  7. Decrease Your Risk Of Product Recalls Due To Glass, Metal Or Bone Contamination
    11/28/2016

    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.

  8. Do Magnets Get Weaker Over Time?
    1/9/2017

    Under normal conditions, a magnetic separator will not lose any magnetic strength. However, there are circumstances where they will and these may have a negative impact on the strength of your magnet.

  9. What Does The Future Hold For Food Safety Regulations?
    4/27/2017

    With new regulations, companies should stay on top of the latest changes impacting production and profits. This article explores the impacts of the evolving regulatory landscape on the food industry.

  10. 5 Considerations When Changing From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection
    5/1/2017

    Surprise objects in food, and the anger and fear they create, can turn into viral news faster than you can say “recall!” Here are five considerations when upgrading from metal detection to X-Ray inspection.