Food Material Handling White Papers & Articles

  1. A Beginner's Guide To Food Manufacturing And ERP Software
    6/22/2017

    Investing in integrated business software is a large undertaking and not something to be taken lightly. This article addresses the tasks and processes involved in implementation and how to overcome them.

  2. Avoiding Cross-Contamination Risks For Food Safety
    4/28/2017

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million people — almost 10 per cent of the global population — fall ill after eating contaminated food. To combat the issues of contamination, many food manufacturers, who have previously relied upon manual sorting and inspection, are embracing novel technologies and sorting systems.

  3. Optimizing Yield For Food Manufacturers
    4/28/2017

    In order to meet the global population’s growing demand for food, research by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts that the worldwide food manufacturing and processing industries need to increase their total output by 70 percent by 2050. This article will explain several ways to enhance the efficiency of food production.

  4. Time To Sort Out Food Waste
    4/28/2017

    Almost a third of all food produced worldwide is never eaten, leading to 1.3 billion tons of food waste each year. This includes around 45 per cent of all fruit and vegetables and 20 per cent of meat. Just one quarter of this wasted food could feed the 795 million chronically hungry people around the world. By Steve Raskin, Sales director EMEA at TOMRA Sorting Food

  5. Food Safety First Is The Order Of The Day
    4/28/2017

    Data revealing aflatoxins to be the biggest cause of foodrelated recalls demonstrates the important role effective sorting and quality analysis systems can play in boosting food safety on the production line. By Ashley Hunter, Senior Vice President & Head of TOMRA Sorting Food

  6. Sustainability In The Food Processing Industry: Your Guide To Improve Energy Efficiencies
    4/28/2017

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. By Dr. Doug Reid, Engineering Manager at TOMRA Sorting Food

  7. Automation Essential To Sustainable Success
    4/28/2017

    Continued advances in automation and robotics are making the global food manufacturing and processing industries safer, more efficient and able to deliver higher profits. By Steven Van Geel, Sales Director China at TOMRA Sorting Food

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

     

  10. Ingredient Optimization Unlocks Profitability & Savings
    11/3/2016

    In an effort to ensure F&B products meet the required product label claims, manufacturers often overuse expensive raw materials. This results in higher costs and reduced margins. However, measuring and tracking key ingredient contents and using precision formulation can reduce giveaway of expensive raw materials while ensuring accurate product contents. The results: savings are directly linked to your bottom line.