This week in food manufacturing history, we'll take a look at the merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay, a patent for the manufacture of soft surface cured cheese, and the first long distance transport of frozen foods.
According to the CDC, each year one in six Americans become sick from food they consume. This results in a triple threat to food manufacturers: consumer weariness, reduced profits and tarnished industry reputation. This is why food safety matters.
Manufacturers must maximize the utilization of their biggest and best asset – their employees – to drive cost reductions, streamline processes and eliminate waste throughout the entire supply chain. There are several ways food manufactures can optimize production and administrative processes to find new and improved ways of producing and delivering goods at a greater profit.
Jack Link's Protein Snacks leads the way in the rapidly growing meat snacks category.
Brian Kennell, president and CEO for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, highlights realistic implementation strategies manufacturers can use to begin reaping the benefits of smart manufacturing incrementally.
When it comes to the supply chain, technology can make a significant impact. The problem, however, is that technology is often under-utilized both internally and externally.
Case Study: Food Manufacturers, Distributors Seek Affordable Business Management Systems with Smooth, Fast ImplementationJune 8, 2015 12:55 pm | by Power PR
For smaller and growing food companies, price, speed of implementation, scalability and adapting to changing business needs tops the list of requirements for business management software.
The best way to tap into the valuable data generated in plants is by associating it with other data in order to get a holistic view of plant operations.
Reclosable packaging is in a period of rapid growth, as many manufacturers realize the added value reclosable features offer consumers. This is especially true in the food industry, where a push towards reclosability has led to the implementation of a number of reseal technologies: traditional zip locks, slider locks, reusable adhesives and even Velcro-like closures.
Supply Chain Analytics: How Manufacturers Can Get the Most Value Out of Their Automated Data Capture TechnologyJune 4, 2015 12:15 pm | by Shane Snyder, President, Barcoding, Inc.
In an age where manufacturers are looking for new ways to cut costs and drive new efficiencies, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology has become commonplace in day-to-day operations.
Many in today’s workforce seek flexibility not because they’re trying to get away with something, but because they so closely integrate work efforts into their overall life.
A patented high tech coating system delivers a monolithic surface that is “shaped” to facilitate plant wash downs and eliminate the cracks, voids and seams where Listeria and other contaminants thrive.
Considering Millennials’ expanding role in today’s retail environment, retailers must rethink the way they obtain loyal customers now if they want to retain them and their influence into the future.
A look at how manufacturers can capitalize on government mandated electronic invoicing to realize internal efficiencies and benefit from supply chain and liquidity improvements.
Incidents of salmonella-contaminated peanut butter, listeria-tainted cheese, e-coli in salads, and meat adulteration have exposed the vulnerabilities in today’s food supply chains where a single instance of carelessness or a lack of food safety controls can snowball into a major food safety issue.
The Brainstorm section in the May/June print issue of Food Manufacturing focused on the topic of conveying. In this Brainstorm bonus, Jim Paulsen of Multi-Conveyor answers the question: What innovations have been developed recently regarding food safety for conveying equipment?
With West Coast port disputes and the winter season behind us, things are looking up.
Asset maintenance in manufacturing is more than just a company’s program to maintain its assets. It is a vital link to organizational success because it can reduce unplanned losses and improve overall efficiency.
This is the first entry in a three-part series that looks at the vertical farming industry and the role engineers can play in developing the technologies to make it more scalable.
This week in food manufacturing history, we'll cover an alcohol ban, the creation of the pop-up toaster and the death of a man who forever changed the way food was packaged.