Food Industry Insights

  1. X-Ray Inspection Buyer’s Guide: How To Maximize Performance, ROI, & OEE
    9/18/2017

    Uncover the less obvious aspects of cost and performance, and understand recent technology advances and trending sanitation demands that will help you choose a system that meets your detection goals.

  2. 4 Ways X-Ray Inspection Can Improve The Safety Of Pumped Poultry
    10/25/2016

    Pumped poultry inspection presents enormous challenges to protect consumers and brand reputation. This article details four common pumped poultry inspection challenges and how to overcome them.

  3. 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.

  4. The Importance Of Designing X-Ray Product Inspection Equipment From The Ground Up
    12/5/2017

    When evaluating potential new x-ray product inspection equipment, it’s important to be aware that many system suppliers will try to adapt designs that are used in general packaging for use in hostile and harsh environments. Although such ‘off-the-shelf’ systems may initially appear cheaper, choosing an x-ray product inspection equipment supplier that designs systems from the ground up will ensure they’ve analyzed the pain points within a specific industry and responded with an advanced solution to meet those challenges.

  5. Automate Your Training Regimen To Improve Performance
    5/17/2018

    The key to high production and efficiency is automation. But did you know automation can also be used to optimize training in manufacturing? Many companies have seen success automating their training programs, but that doesn’t mean “set it and forget it.” Rather, using automation for training can enable continuous learning, where important safety and knowledge concepts get reinforced every shift, every day, to every worker, for a greater impact.

  6. 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.

  7. Getting Metal Out Of Grain And Cereals
    1/7/2017

    By the time grain and cereals have been collected and delivered, it is likely there is metal contamination present. This guide will illustrate methods to help you remove metal from grains.

  8. Don't Let Milling Challenges Grind You Down
    12/13/2017

    Food manufacturing can be a grind… especially in milling. Yet recent wins in the industry make it all worth it. Consumers are snack-happy, so demand for savory treats, sweets, and baked goods is on the rise. Alternative flours are also ubiquitous. Thanks to the gluten-free craze, nut flours and non-traditional flours like sorghum and spelt are working their way into foods worldwide. 

  9. Exploring The Value Of Quality Management System Training
    11/6/2017

    Food safety is paramount, but it alone won't ensure business success. In this article, SQF code experts explain the value of educating food safety professionals on QMS to ensure consistent quality standards.

  10. Three Ways To Extract Value From IIoT In Food And Beverage
    9/5/2017

    The F&B industry is building an appetite for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This column explains how IIoT is used to improve quality and safety, reduce costs, and increase recipe agility.