The energy-drink market continues to grow at a rapid pace, but the segment is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators and consumers in regards to the beverages’ safety. Frank Jaksch, Jr. of ChromaDex spoke with Food Manufacturing about the unique challenges faced by energy-drink manufacturers.
Seals for food and beverage processing equipment play vital roles in protecting bearings and lubricants. From the perspective of managing lubrication, a seal’s primary purpose will be to retain lubricant in the system and keep contaminants from degrading or otherwise harming the grease.
Sourcing and specification of everything from ingredients, materials and machinery must be in line with corporate goals, but the top priority is always food safety. Dairy industry professionals will get a first-hand look at these innovations at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.
When lubrication is properly managed — especially for preparation assets and areas — operations can reap rewards with increased line availability, improved efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and enhanced food safety and integrity of end products.
To succeed in the competitive dairy industry, managers from the CEO to the plant floor must be aware of the food safety standards and regulations driving equipment innovations. These standards enhance sanitation while speeding changeovers, boosting productivity and reducing downtime.
Jeff Reinke, the Editorial Director of Advantage Business Media’s Manufacturing Group (which includes Food Manufacturing), recently sat down with South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt to discuss GDP growth in the state, led by a strong manufacturing sector.
The city of Detroit's bankruptcy is an American tragedy and an entirely preventable one. The downward spiral began decades ago when deindustrialization led to depopulation, crime and declining public revenues. Corruption and mismanagement may have exacerbated the problem, but they weren't the root cause.
A new study conducted at Harvard University suggests that drinking hot cocoa might have a positive impact on your brain. Dr. Gayatri Devi, clinical associate professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine, joins the hosts of CBS This Morning to discuss the study and its findings.
Planning for plant maintenance is a big job and signs and labels play an important role for Evan Thomas, leader in a dough manufacturing company, who prints off thousands of labels for the lines and machines, correctly marking them for safety and lock out/tag out purposes.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal addressed the notion that we have become a more risk adverse society. This shouldn’t shock us. The financial collapse of the past five years has destroyed the comfortable belief that our future is bright.
Last month, eight meat industry groups sued the USDA over the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule. These groups argue that the rule’s costs will outweigh its benefits, but that is not necessarily true. The COOL rule will actually help manufacturers and retailers save face.
In some jurisdictions, consumers can have up to six years (like New Jersey) or four years (like California) to sue over allegedly misleading language on a product’s label, leaving manufacturers waiting to find out if their company is the latest number chosen in this litigation lottery.
I think it is easy to develop a vision or mission. But the big question is: how do you get from the vision to actual sales growth? The following outline describes a planning process that was designed specifically for SMMs who manufacture industrial products.
Manual materials handling is the number one source of compensable injuries in the manufacturing sector. Many of those injuries could be avoided by employing a pneumatic conveying system — often for less than combined direct and indirect costs associated with those injuries.
While four out of five manual materials handling injuries affect the back, when manually transporting bulk dry materials, additional safety hazards such as poor respiratory environment and fugitive dust problems — hazards that can be effectively eliminated with pneumatic conveying systems — are present.
As the U.S. looks to forge a path for sustainable economic growth for the nation, standardization is a powerful business tool that can help U.S. industry to fuel business performance and drive growth. This tool can help tap into new and expanding technologies.
We all know about the cost savings generated when we eliminate waste from manufacturing processes. How many of us consider the savings available when we address another source of waste: the waste that occurs in our workplace interactions? This scale of this waste is substantial — and often invisible.
Prematics. MRO. Abrasives. Predictive maintenance. Would you use any of these terms outside of work? Of course not. The use of uncommon terminology varies between companies and industries, and is used often enough to make jargon a part of the everyday lives of many professionals.
The financial collapse of the past five years has destroyed the comfortable belief that our future is bright and that our major investments, like our houses and retirement, would see us through to the other side. We have become a more risk adverse society.
This challenge of finding enough skilled manufacturing labor to meet demand is compounded by the threat of economic downturn, making it difficult for employers to maintain their workforce and ensure that employees remain available for work as needed, despite layoffs and other challenges.