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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.


How Antibacterial Flooring Can Help Meet New Poultry Regulations

September 11, 2015 9:00 am | by Sophia Daukus

Flooring is present in every room within a facility and can generously support — or dramatically hinder — pathogen control efforts. So, it is important that the flooring be carefully selected to handle the activity taking place.


Lean Labor In Manufacturing

September 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Gregg Gordon

While it is true that it is extremely tough to compete in the manufacturing industry today, Lean Labor can help.


Q&A: Cost Savings for Food Manufacturers Can be Found in Smart Equipment Strategy

September 3, 2015 8:45 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, and Eric Freeman, Vice President, Summit Funding Group

Equipment acquisition can be one of the most costly business expenses for food manufacturers. Food Manufacturing recently interviewed Eric Freeman, Vice President of Summit Funding Group, to find out what strategies food manufacturers across the U.S. are implementing in order to save costs and boost profits. 


Leveraging Analytics For Effective Inventory Management Control

September 3, 2015 8:30 am | by Bob Vormittag, Jr.

Analytics present knowledge in easy-to-digest reports that provide a summary of both product and vendor performance, enabling users to make smart and informed business decisions. 


An IP Fable: How the Keebler Elves Fought Off Patent Infringement Charges

September 2, 2015 8:45 am | by William H. Honaker, Intellectual Property Practice Group Manager, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Companies can learn a lot about how to handle intellectual property disputes from other cases, such as International Great Brands LLC v. Kellogg North America.


Do You Really Need to Upgrade Your PLC-5 Automation System?

September 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Michael Griffith, Lead Automation Engineer, Stellar

Tips for migrating your processor effectively, efficiently and affordably.


When The Billion Dollar Hard Drive Grows Legs

August 31, 2015 1:45 pm | by James Kilkelly

Asset disposal is the hidden threat to data security for a company. 


3 Steps for Food Manufacturers to Strengthen Supply Chains and Mitigate Water-Related Risk

August 31, 2015 1:35 pm | by Rick Schreiber

Here are some steps food manufacturers can take to put their businesses on the right track to weather today’s water shortages, and thrive into the future.



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