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This Week in Food History

May 27, 2015 9:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Today, Food Manufacturing is starting its weekly Food History report, where we will reference some of the most notable events to have happened in the food industry. From the introduction of Jell-O to the first automatic soda dispenser, read on to see what important events happened this week.

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Industry Insider: Processors Must Embrace New Spice Application Methods to Respond to Consumer Flavor Demands

May 27, 2015 9:36 am | by Ryan Till, Product Manager — Packaging Materials, Flavorseal

Seasoning transfer is a recent innovation that addresses the challenges associated with applying flavors to proteins on the production line.

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Keeping Up With the Innovative World of Labeling

May 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Yann Renard, Business Development Manager — Labelers, Sidel North America

For long-term success, manufacturers must ensure that their labels are attractive and sustainable and that their manufacturing processes are efficient. While achieving synergy between all of these labeling needs is complex, it is not impossible. Innovative technology and techniques are making it easier to accomplish.

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May/June Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry

May 27, 2015 7:45 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this five-part series, we ask: What are the latest trends in conveying related to the food industry?

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Complexity of E-Commerce Supply Chain Raises the Stakes For Manufacturers

May 26, 2015 4:00 pm | by PACK EXPO, PMMI

With 131,447 U.S. businesses selling their products online, revenues near $298 billion and an annual growth rate close to 6 percent, the e-commerce supply chain’s growing volume is complemented by increased complexity.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 5

May 26, 2015 11:00 am

Generally speaking when it comes to food production, no two applications are alike. There’s always going to be differences, no matter how subtle, that will affect the supporting equipment, such as conveyors.

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The Web Is Wide and So Are Cyber-Attacks

May 22, 2015 12:40 pm | by Tammy Incapreo

A staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach in the last year according to the Ponemon Institute. Despite the rise in breaches, 27 percent of companies didn't have a data breach response plan or team in place.

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PACK EXPO Case History: Flexible, Adaptable Cartoner Serves Pie Maker a Bigger Slice of Success

May 22, 2015 7:45 am | by PACK EXPO, PMMI

Manufacturers must continuously evaluate production lines and enhance efficiency — all while protecting quality, meeting regulatory demands and, ultimately, ensuring customer satisfaction. This is especially true in the food industry, where companies face increasing competition and a growing demand for a variety of products. Find out how a pie manufacturer more than doubled productivity with technology found at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.

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First Mobile App For Trucking Industry

May 21, 2015 1:55 pm | by Total Quality Logistics

Voice search is fast, convenient and helps alleviate typos on small mobile device screens. And now it’s available to truck drivers on the road searching for loads to haul. 

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 4

May 21, 2015 10:35 am | by Blake Svejkovsky, Heat and Control, Inc.

Look for the latest technology in safe conveyors that are sanitation-friendly, reduce cross contamination, maintain product quality, facilitate proportional product feeding, and reduce costs for operation and maintenance.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 3

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Jill Batka, President, Dynamic Conveyor

The latest trends with conveyors in the food processing industry revolve around food safety and saving processors money.

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Consumer vs. Industry Perspectives on a Partnership in Food Safety

May 20, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

“Today, we talk to our kids about stranger danger and Internet safety,” Darin Detwiler said. “But somehow when it comes to food, we have this sense of ‘It’s gotta be fine.’ We trust too easily.” Detwiler lost his son, Riley, in the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 2

May 19, 2015 1:50 pm | by Jim Paulsen, Sales/Account Manager, Multi-Conveyor

Sanitation is the top trending conversation in building conveyors for the food industry. Staying ahead of the requirements that the food industry dictates is key to developing sustainable designs that can work across various food manufacturing segments.

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The Value of Properly Testing Dry Powder Filling Machines Prior to Installation

May 19, 2015 12:00 pm | by Timm Johnson, Vice President Sales/Marketing — Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery

Not all testing facilities are the same. Knowing what to look for in a pre-installation test will help ensure accurate data and expectations are met. 

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The Buzzing Trend of Eating Insects

May 19, 2015 9:50 am | by Jarrod Goldin, Co-Founder, Next Millennium Farms

Yes, those little critters that slither, hop and crawl are super-packed with nutrients that our bodies need, while being low in fat and calories. From Bangkok to China to Mexico, people are eating more than 1,900 different species of edible insects that roam this planet in abundance.

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Case Study: Hillshire Brands Mobilizes Information to Improve Compliance, Reduce Quality Deviations and Waste Background

May 18, 2015 12:05 pm | by Hillshire Brands

With improved visibility into production and access to real-time data, Hillshire Brands increased plant productivity and enhanced its processes for reducing foodborne-illness risks at its Haltom City, Texas plant.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 1

May 18, 2015 9:10 am | by Crystal Willey, Cambridge Engineered Solutions

In part one of this five-part series, we ask: What are the latest trends in conveying related to the food industry?

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5 Challenges Faced by CPG Players in Emerging Markets

May 18, 2015 8:25 am | by Anil Kaul, CEO of Absolutdata

Anil Kaul, CEO of Absolutdata, has outlined five major challenges that CPG companies are facing in dense markets and how using data analytics has proved to be a great tool for CPG manufacturers to address these challenges.

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Knowledge About Corrosion Prevention Crucial for Success in Food Manufacturing Industry

May 18, 2015 8:15 am | by Stephanie Ellis, Director, Corrosion College

Food manufacturing facilities are highly corrosive environments due to the continual exposure to chemicals, water and other corrosive elements used during processing and daily sanitization. It is critical to prevent corrosion in order to avoid the high costs of equipment repair, replacement and downtime that is often the result of corrosion damage.

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Why CO2 is a Viable Refrigerant Alternative

May 15, 2015 12:55 pm | by Chuck Taylor and Todd Allsup, Stellar

Now that synthetic refrigerants are being phased out due to their negative environmental impacts, it’s time to take a renewed look at CO2 as a viable refrigerant alternative. 

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