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5 Questions Every Food Business Needs to Ask about Added Sugars

September 22, 2015 1:00 pm | by Roger Legg and Beth Vessels, RL Food Testing Laboratory

In March 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its proposal for updating the Nutrition Facts label that appears on most food packages in the U.S. Perhaps the most contested aspect of the FDA’s proposal for the new label is added sugars. As much of the food industry is now preparing for the likely change, there are five important questions about added sugars for food manufacturers to consider.


The Internet Of Things In Distribution Operations

September 22, 2015 9:00 am | by Rudi Lueg

The IoT is the next tech revolution. It has game-changing potential for warehouses that implement highly intelligent materials handling equipment and sensors, allowing them to be more efficient, cost-effective and productive.


ERP Lessons Learned

September 20, 2015 12:45 pm | by Ryan Swain

In today's real-time economy, a process manufacturer's success is dependent on anticipating problems and preparing for prevention and resolutions.


FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule Now Final: What You Need to Know

September 18, 2015 2:00 pm | by Joe Bove, PE, Vice President, Design, Stellar

Following several years of FDA outreach and industry input, the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now officially final. The rule implements elements from the original proposal in 2013 as well as supplemental proposals since then. Several things have changed as a result.


Q&A: Managing and Coming Back from a Food Recall

September 18, 2015 1:00 pm | by Food Manufacturing

2015 has seen a number of widely publicized food recalls in various categories. Food Manufacturing recently spoke with Angela Fernandez, vice president of retail grocery and foodservice at GS1 US, and she shared her insights on food recalls.


4 Ingredients To Make IoT Work For Manufacturers

September 17, 2015 1:15 pm | by Chris Forgione

The four ingredients manufacturers need in the mix in order to make IoT work for them.


Modern ERP: Greater Expectations

September 17, 2015 9:38 am | by Larry Korak

Here are some things to consider when selecting your next ERP system.


PACK EXPO Las Vegas Preview: It's the Final Countdown to FSMA Compliance

September 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by PMMI

Food manufacturers and equipment suppliers turn to new solutions as compliance deadlines near.


Portable Industrial Vacuums Help Plant Maintenance And Sanitation

September 16, 2015 2:30 pm | by Vac-U-Max

With a plethora of news stories about food recalls, and scores of magazine articles on plant safety and cleanliness, one would think that the topic of plant housekeeping would need no additional chatter. Unfortunately, that is just not the case.


Why Food Regulatory Compliance Seems So Complicated and What Can Be Done to Simplify It

September 16, 2015 2:00 pm | by James Cook, Food Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager, SGS Food Safety Services

For the last decade or more, it seems as though every week there is a new regulation, directive, law or standard for food safety and labeling compliance.


Improved Yields and Cleaner Labels for Poultry Products with Rice Starch

September 16, 2015 1:15 pm | by Olivier Chevalier, Business Development Manager Meat Applications, BENEO

The global market for poultry products continues to rise and producers are increasingly turning to alternative starches.  Rice in particular is proving popular due to its clean label credentials and ability to increase yields and maintain profit margins. Poultry product manufacturers can make the most of improved taste and texture profiles as well as higher yields by using rice starch.


September 2015 Cover Story: A Leader In Its Field

September 16, 2015 11:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

With more than 60 family growers in its co-op, Oregon Cherry Growers is the largest processor of sweet cherries in North America.


Industry Insider: Gluten-Free Trend Poses 'Sticky' Issue for Dough

September 16, 2015 8:40 am | by Mark DiMaggio, Head of Food & Beverage, Linde LLC

Unlike dough made from wheat flour, gluten-free dough does not easily form into a smooth ball because it lacks this important binder. That poses a challenge for dough and can also pose a challenge before final baking.


Equipment Maintenance: Food Manufacturing’s Secret Ingredient

September 16, 2015 8:30 am | by Heather Betts, Maintenance Site Manager for Advanced Technology Services

Equipment design, quality control, skilled labor — the list of essentials for efficient food manufacturing is long indeed. But many managers don’t fully consider one factor that arguably has as much to do with production efficiency as any other single variable: equipment maintenance.


Track and Trace Technology Yields Multiple Benefits for Food Manufacturers

September 16, 2015 8:15 am | by Jack Payne, Ross ERP Product Manager, Aptean

When manufacturers consider track and trace systems, they typically think about the reaction to a problem; but these systems can also help prevent problems from occurring. A good track and trace system records accurate information in a timely manner.


Q&A: Thermal Processing

September 16, 2015 8:10 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Food Manufacturing spoke with Camilla Howard of Unitherm Food Systems about the topic of thermal processing in the food manufacturing industry.


5 Key Questions to Answer During Hygienic Food Plant Design

September 15, 2015 1:30 pm | by Joe Bove, PE, Vice President, Design, Stellar

Food safety should always be a shared responsibility for your food processing plant. Whether you’re planning the hygienic design of a new or existing facility, schedule a collaborative planning session with your engineering and construction professionals and individuals from multiple plant departments to answer key questions that will drive the sanitary design of your facility.


4 Common Misperceptions About Ammonia Processes

September 15, 2015 8:05 am | by Tim Williams, Senior Project Manager, PSM, Stellar

As ammonia usage continues to grow with the changing refrigeration landscape, it’s important for all of us to understand ways to keep our plants and personnel safe.


4 Valuable Lessons For Selecting And Implementing An ERP System

September 11, 2015 2:15 pm | by Daniel Hanawalt

One of the most important decisions you'll make as a project manager is selecting and implementing ERP business process management software. Make the right decision - you're a hero. Make the wrong decision - the results can be financially and culturally catastrophic.


Q&A: Manufacturing And ERP

September 11, 2015 9:30 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Manufacturing Business Technology recently sat down with IQMS president and CEO Gary Nemmers to discuss some of the trends happening in manufacturing and ERP adoption.



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