With an overwhelming amount of health & wellness products available in the food and beverage market, reaching consumers has become increasingly challenging. A recent survey shows consumers favor mass merchandisers over traditional grocery stores when shopping for these items.
Not only is safety something that is closely monitored, but it is also very important to maintaining happy employees and keeping your good employees around. Air moving equipment can be used to keep employees safe in multiple ways including ventilating toxic fumes, cooling employees to prevent heat stress and de-stratifying air in the winter to maintain a warm temperature.
Protecting your customers and brand is one of the most important functions a food manufacturer performs. To do so requires selecting the right inspection equipment and maintaining an effective, verifiable inspection program.
There are several engineering, training, and safety measures that a company handling these types of combustible particles can take to prevent a fire or explosion, including identifying the combustible dusts in your facility, instituting proper housekeeping and ventilation to prevent dust release and build-up (and therefore preventing the formation of dust clouds), and eliminating and controlling ignition sources.
No matter if food is frozen or fresh, keeping the operation cold throughout the product handling chain is important for maintaining quality and avoiding failures that threaten a company’s market reputation. Yet protecting product also requires making sure the plant wastes as little of the cold air it generates as possible.
While manufacturers have made huge strides into the digital world, the biggest challenge continues to evolve around Big Data. Although Big Data can translate into big revenue, many companies are unable to fully utilize its potential.
Manufacturing companies attempting to develop new or improved products, processes, or software are eligible for federal and state R&D tax credits. These credits can equal up to 15 percent or more of qualified spending costs, i.e., taxable wages, supply expenses, and a percentage of contract research expenses related to research.
Food Manufacturing spoke with Jorge Hernandez about the quality assurance and quality control processes at US Foods, and other topics related to QA/QC in the food manufacturing industry.
This year is poised to be a big year for the industrial internet of things. As the number of manufacturers looking to capitalize on IoT efficiencies grows, so will the amount being invested in related equipment, platforms, components and systems.
Much of the burden of bringing in jobs on-time and on-budget falls on you, which explains the thirst for visibility and hawkish attention to detail regarding everything on the shop floor. Technology providers offer many solutions to remedy this stress.
Berner Food & Beverage — an Illinois-based contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods — stays on top of nearly every aspect of its operation through its use of Aptean's Process Manufacturing Suite.
If your go-to breakfast (or any-time-of-the-day) item is a bagel, then you may be excited to learn that today, Feb. 9 is National Bagel Day. Take a look at these 10 random facts about bagels and find out why there is a hole in the middle of them, for example.
Manufacturing is an industry typified by countless unique processes and workflows. Because of this, assessing overall performance and efficiency is a complex task. Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions.
In part three of three-part series, we ask: What are some steps food manufacturers should be taking during the winter months in order to get a head start on warm-weather pest prevention? This article originally ran in Food Manufacturing's Jan/Feb print issue.
There are five approaches to costing that are most commonly found amongst manufacturers. Each of these approaches feature different data elements and calculations, so the costing information they generate about the exact same product, process or service differs.
Wes Dean, engineer of 31 years — most of that time spent in the Coors and MillerCoors family — recently sat down to discuss a number of trends and challenges impacting maintenance and asset management for manufacturers.
It may be tempting for food and beverage manufacturers to play up the best qualities of their products on the labeling, but if manufacturers let one small word slip onto a label, the consequences could be very costly.
In part two of this three-part series, we ask: What are some steps food manufacturers should be taking during the winter months in order to get a head start on warm-weather pest prevention? This article originally ran in Food Manufacturing's Jan/Feb print issue.
Research shows that proper packaging helps food last longer and lessens food waste. There are many ways manufacturers can help combat food waste while limiting the environmental impact of packaging. Here are three of the most important.
As the food processing industry continues to flourish, many manufacturers are faced with the need to increase capacity. Whether it’s adding a new process line or expanding an existing facility, conducting a supply chain analysis can lead to more efficient capital expenditures.