Minimizing capital cost is a common strategy for purchasing packaging line equipment. But, operating costs can offset that strategy. This article details the full picture of purchasing packaging line equipment.
Tulip, one of Denmark’s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market, produces around 90 tons of sausages each day. A large proportion of these – about 60 tons a day – is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life. This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system.
Bye-bye manual testing: Replaced by new on-line gas analyzer. This case study examines how a meat processing company made the switch from manually and randomly testing of its packages five times each day to an on-line headspace analyzer for its Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) products.
In 2004, Mariscos Linamar, a Spanish seafood company, began to investigate the innovative idea of packaging a proportion of its product in a modified atmosphere, with the aim to extend the product shelf life and improve its appearance. Years of research followed. After extensive research and trials, the optimal gas mixture, comprising oxygen and carbon dioxide blended in a ratio that depends on the product and the format of the package, had been decided upon as well as the best packaging approach. This case study illustrates the process the company used to implement Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) with thermosealed trays.
Hellenic Quality Foods (HQF) is a leading food company in Greece, packaged its products on trays with stretch film until early 2014. This case study shows how the company made the move to Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) to improve its products shelf and extend its customer reach.
Omnibar, a small Montana-based company that produces a unique, high-nutrition food bar, was seeking new markets for the high-grade, grass-fed cattle reared on the family ranch in Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley. This case study examines how the company overcame the packaging challenges associated with its unique product.
Need to eliminate product giveaway while significantly reducing the possibility of recalls caused by foreign body contamination or incorrect package labels? See how trusted package weighing and inspection solutions from WIPOTEC-OCS maximizes speed and safety while saving money in your dairy applications.
Food and beverage companies say they are struggling to turn data into insights because there is so much of it, but the bigness of the data isn’t the problem. The challenge lies in the breadth and disparity of data, which makes it difficult to use to improve traceability, compliance, and other requirements that protect brand integrity. Read how an open data infrastructure can help protect brand integrity.
Consumers want a sustainable food supply, government regulations are constantly changing and many brands are producing product with aging equipment and other older assets. On top of everything, manufacturers must guarantee utmost quality to maintain consumer confidence and uphold brand integrity, all while making a healthy margin. As data permeates through every area of organizations and digital transformation moves from theory to reality, food and beverage companies must gain real-time operational insights to optimize processes, ensure quality and gain complete visibility from farm all the way to fork.
To stay competitive, companies of all sizes must “act small,” which requires rethinking antiquated processes, legacy systems, old production equipment, and aging infrastructure to become agile and transparent. For many companies, letting data drive business decisions is a complete departure from traditional processes, but to thrive in a fast-shifting market, change is imperative.
Navigating today’s regulations on a local, national and global level is complex and time-consuming. The sheer number of regulations and recommended standards, the overlap between them, the nuances that impact day-to-day operations and required deadlines can be overwhelming for any company in the food and beverage business, especially mid-sized and smaller organizations. The acronyms alone can be head-spinning.
Metal cans are becoming an increasingly popular food packaing option, but they present significant challenges for x-ray inspection systems. Continue reading to learn how to overcome these challenges.
Chelsea Milling Co., maker of Jiffy Mix baking mixes, is moving ahead with plans to spend $35 million as part of an expansion that includes the addition of a new mixing tower, according to an article in The Ann Arbor News.