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5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 1:00 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg , AP Business Writer | News | Comments

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet security, and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.      

New Trends in Sanitary Equipment Are Improving Food Safety Standards

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by Jim Oko, Director of Process Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

In this day and age of heightened throughput and...

7 Supermarket Trends Now and in the Future

September 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Institute of Food Technologists Executive Editor Mary Ellen Kuhn writes about the changing...

Look What's Coming to Dinner

September 18, 2014 8:50 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, Wireless Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend and...

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Sinterflo Metal Mesh

September 18, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The company supplies high end porous materials for the fluidisation of powders across a range of processes, including food and beverage. 

Cooling Technology

September 17, 2014 7:54 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The technology cools in a stable manner, which makes it possible to achieve the same optimum temperature of just above zero degrees Celsius everywhere in the refrigerator. As a result, the quality of fresh fruit and vegetables will last longer.

Market to Manufacturing: It's Time to Digitize

September 16, 2014 9:53 am | by John Paul Williams, Director of Industry Solutions, Polycom | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation, but companies need to leverage big data, cloud, social and mobile capabilities to create businesses that get them closer to their customers.     

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Current Transducers

September 16, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

ATH Series Current Transducers with time integration now accommodates 120 VAC power supplies for use in heater monitoring applications. 

10 Tips For a Successful ERP Implementation

September 15, 2014 10:34 am | by Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor | Articles | Comments

For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       

Infographic: Top 5 Trends in Food Inspection

September 12, 2014 9:00 am | by Thermo Scientific | News | Comments

Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. However, with the enactment of the FSMA and continuing recalls, the intensity has been turned up even higher. Here are the top five trends we see in the packaged product inspection industry. 

Talent Shortages? Blame Salary, Not Just Training

September 11, 2014 9:15 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

As the economy has turned around and employers have been seeking to invest in fresh blood, a consistent tone of unemployable youth has been ringing from the manufacturing and engineering ranks.                 

The Importance of Leadership, Employee Engagement in Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 8:04 am | by Greg Goodwin, Research Associate, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

While automation, IT and software solutions can play an important part of many Operational Excellence initiatives, in reality technology can only be as effective as the people and processes to which it supports.           

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Food Traceability Driving Force Behind Software Platform

September 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Radley Corporation | News | Comments

Radley Corporation has introduced x/DC4, the 4th generation of its technology platform to bring additional features and functionality that will assist with numerous Food Traceability Initiatives being driven by customer needs and requirements.

Budweiser, Facebook Now Let You E-Gift Beer to Friends

September 9, 2014 1:00 pm | by Anheuser-Busch | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch has launched two new programs, Bud Light Birthday and Buds for Buds, in Denver and Chicago. Now Facebook users can gift their friends a free Bud Light or Budweiser to complement their traditional celebratory wishes.     

Study: CPG Companies Must Plan For a Digital Future

September 9, 2014 9:05 am | by The Boston Consulting Group | News | Comments

A report by The Boston Consulting Group highlights how CPG companies can best position themselves for growth and unlock digital and e-commerce opportunities.                         

VIDEO: The Story Behind 3M Petrifilm Plates

September 9, 2014 8:00 am | by 3M Food Safety | Videos | Comments

For more than 25 years, food safety professionals all over the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. For a quarter of a century, the little red dot has been changing the way scientists across the globe look at microbiology testing. 

Infographic: How Safe is X-Ray Inspection of Food?

September 8, 2014 2:18 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

For more than 20 years, food manufacturers have been using x-ray inspection to ensure product safety and quality. But, is x-ray inspection safe?                             

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Technological Advances in Food Processing Creates Regulatory Gaps

September 8, 2014 10:05 am | by Eric Esson, Rite-Hite, Machine Guarding National Sales Manager | Articles | Comments

New industrial safety regulations are always coming down the line and it’s critical that managers of food manufacturing and storage facilities keep up on the latest safety technologies available to match the right product to the right process.   

Homogenizer

September 5, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The benefit of homogenization is well known throughout the food sector. It provides a much more stable product, with a better shelf life, and it also reduces the use of additives and helps manufacturers to optimize the composition of products.

PepsiCo Unveils New Water-Modeling Tool

September 3, 2014 2:00 pm | by PepsiCo | News | Comments

PepsiCo announced the company's latest Water Report and unveiled Hydro-BID, a ground-breaking data management and modeling tool that estimates the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Factory of the Future Will be Shaped by the Internet of Things

September 3, 2014 1:00 pm | by Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

In a not-too-distant future, manufacturing will be expected to incorporate “intelligence readiness” in all products as society will progressively be relying on an IoT-supported infrastructure.               

Colbert: Vapshot Alcohol Vaporizer Because 'Lungs Don't Vomit'

September 3, 2014 8:45 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

There's nothing like a stiff drink to take the edge off a rough day. Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" provides his take on the Vapshot Alcohol Vaporizer, which allows consumers to drink alcohol and feel the effects almost immediately.  

5 Tips For Manufacturers to Protect Against IP Theft

September 2, 2014 2:32 pm | by Salo Fajer | Articles | Comments

This may seem like a no-brainer, but despite all of the chatter in the C-Suite about cyber security, very few companies have meaningful data protection programs in place today.                    

To Make Crowdsourcing Work, Move From Contents to Continual Innovation

September 2, 2014 10:42 am | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

Crowdsourcing is all the rage. The Internet is rife with breathless coverage of companies inviting the public to submit videos, create new food flavors or submit product ideas to company and open platforms.            

4 Factors Driving the Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

August 27, 2014 2:25 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry.                         

#FeelingSick: Can Twitter Help Better Identify Foodborne Illness Cases?

August 20, 2014 2:43 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

What if Twitter could be used to track foodborne illness cases and more quickly identify the source of the problem? New research by Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School shows that new technology might better allow health departments to engage with the public.

Cargill, Customers to Develop Future Foods at Expanded Innovation Center

August 19, 2014 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cargill's Plymouth Food Innovation Center offers retail and food service customers full access to state-of-the-art research equipment and the collective know-how of its food scientists.           

Researchers Develop Food Safety Social Media Guide

August 15, 2014 1:00 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

What if your company could effectively communicate to key audiences about foodborne illnesses and how the risk can be reduced? Now you can. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a guide to help your company participate in online communities.

Rethinking Business Processes to Boost Margins

August 13, 2014 8:00 am | by Brian Shannon, Principal Business Process Management Strategist, Dolphin Corp. | Articles | Comments

Companies across the spectrum of food manufacturing, whether it be a purveyor of customized ingredients for the food and beverage industry or a multi-national food company, have all found a recipe for success and profitability by optimizing their near-cash processes.

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