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.
Manufacturers and industrial companies involved with complex or capital equipment are by nature project-oriented. For all project manufacturers, they must maintain profitability, which is a challenge
Thanks to the steady progression of technology adoption in manufacturing, significant changes are already apparent in the results of a primary research study of 200 industrial executives in North America.
It’s a classic scenario in food and beverage manufacturing— struggling to coordinate the opinions of sales and marketing with manufacturing and supply chain initiatives on what should be produced, when it should be produced, and where it’s needed.
Compliance with new FSMA traceability and recall regulations is a massive challenge if you don’t have the right ERP system. Learn what capabilities can help and how to evaluate ERP systems for the unique needs of food and beverage processors
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.
Being able to provide product and lot traceability has become a critical requirement in the food & beverage industry. Food safety regulations mandate that companies have in place quality control plans and documented procedures, while customers may demand that lot traceability be demonstrated to as part of a supplier audit, to ensure recalls can be managed effectively.
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.