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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...

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...

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...

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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.

All-In-One Industrial Computers

August 12, 2014 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

These all-in-one touch screen industrial computers are fanless with core i3/i5/i7 processors. They stay cool while thinking fast.

A Test to Detect Counterfeit Coffees

August 11, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A test to detect counterfeit coffees is becoming more important in light of growing shortages in regions where droughts and plant diseases have dramatically cut back coffee supplies. The shortages may increase the chance for fillers in consumers' coffee cups.

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HP: Most IoT Devices Lack Security, Open to Attack

August 6, 2014 2:42 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

A recent study from Hewlett-Packard reveals that 70 percent of Internet of Things devices — including sensors and connected infrastructure — are seriously vulnerable to attack. On average, 25 vulnerabilities were found per device, totaling 250 vulnerabilities.

Meat Labeling Webinar: How to Comply With COOL Ruling

August 6, 2014 8:04 am | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

The mandatory country-of-origin labeling ruling for meat and meat products can create confusion on how to properly package products with the label. Mettler Toledo now offers a meat labeling webinar to help ensure retailers are compliant with regulations.

VIDEO: Foodies Are Changing the Landscape of Food

August 5, 2014 12:05 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos | Comments

Millennials are often viewed as the generation of "foodies." They love fresh ideas, new tastes and socially responsible products. Food has become a method of self-expression. As a result, the food industry is adapting to keep up with this fast-paced generation.

Consumers Can Create Wine on the Internet With Virtual Vineyard

August 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by Columbia Crest | News | Comments

Wine-lovers are invited to become virtual winemakers with the first crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon by Columbia Crest winery. Fans join the process of winemaking by determining how the grapes are tended, irrigated, harvested and blended through weekly votes.

VIDEO: Colbert Pokes Fun of Vessyl Digital Cup

August 1, 2014 8:45 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the invention of a digital cup, Vessyl, that tracks and identifies all beverages. This cup can not only tell you what's inside, but it can also stand upright on a table. Can your cup do that?

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VIDEO: Scanner Tells Consumers Nutritional Facts About Food

July 31, 2014 12:30 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos | Comments

Called SCiO, the tiny spectrometer allows consumers to scan their food to better understand the physical make-up of the product. For example, SCiO can get nutritional facts, see how ripe the fruit is through a peel and even help farmers figure out the ideal time to harvest.

Packaging for Convenience: On-the-Go's the Way to Go

July 31, 2014 9:06 am | by PMMI | Articles | Comments

Whether they want portion control, quick-step cooking or easy handling, consumers are increasingly seeking out food and beverages that cater to their on-the-go lifestyles. For brand owners, that means investing in the equipment and materials that enable new package formats. 

Too Sweet to Eat? Technology Reduces Sugar Needs in Chocolate

July 31, 2014 8:20 am | by MycoTechnology, Inc. | News | Comments

By nature, cacao beans are not sweet and require a significant amount of added sugar to mask the bitterness. MycoTechnology can make better tasting foods using all-natural and non-GMO processes, reducing sugar requirements in chocolate by up to 70 percent.

Experts Work to Create At-Home Caffeine Detection Test for Drinks

July 31, 2014 8:10 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The news of an Ohio teen who died of a caffeine overdose has the FDA thoroughly inspecting all foods and beverages with added amounts of caffeine. Now, scientists are working to create an at-home test that detects the stimulant in almost all beverages.

IaaS: Delivering Enterprise-Level Support to Manufacturers

July 30, 2014 9:39 am | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers look to secure a competitive advantage in their specific markets, implementing a virtual infrastructure is often a step in the right direction. The major appeal of cloud server hosting is that the software (and with IaaS, the hardware), is virtualized.

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3M Commemorates 30 Years of Petrifilm Plate Innovations

July 29, 2014 12:48 pm | by 3M | News | Comments

The 3M Petrifilm Plate technology has expanded significantly since its launch in 1984. Food safety experts around the world have put their trust in 3M for microbial indicator tests. With 16 patents in its portfolio, the company shows no sign of slowing down.

5 Important Reasons to Keep Maintenance History

July 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Gena Lyon, Marketing Assistant for Eagle Technology, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Recording maintenance history accurately leads to failure prevention and drives awareness about equipment maintenance. CMMS software will narrow down performance issues to parts and elements of your equipment. Here are five major benefits to keeping track of maintenance. 

Past is Present: The History of Remote Monitoring

July 29, 2014 9:53 am | by Spencer Cramer, President & CEO of Ei3 | Articles | Comments

In the packaging industry, operators on the line can anticipate potential issues and prevent stoppages in a wide range of applications, including material handling, filling and labeling. Stoppages create costly downtime and waste, which can erode end users’ bottom line. 

Brainstorm: Innovations in Thermal Food Processing Pt. 3

July 25, 2014 8:55 am | by Camilla Howard, European Sales and Marketing Director, Unitherm Food Systems | Articles | Comments

Camilla Howard, European sales and marketing director for Unitherm Food Systems, talks to Food Manufacturing about what innovations in the thermal food processing world manufacturers should be aware of. This article is the final part of a three-part series.

Digital Sorter

July 25, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

This digital sorting solution combines powerful broad-spectrum hyperspectral imaging hardware with intelligent software to recognize the unique biological characteristics of objects. Perfect for nuts and dried fruits.

Alcohol Deliveries Drive a Trend in Denver

July 24, 2014 12:30 pm | by Drizly | News | Comments

Denver joins Chicago and New York City as cities experiencing the magic of Drizly alcohol delivery. Beginning today, Denverites can get their favorite beer, wine and liquor delivered in just 20-40 minutes, for the same price that they pay for products in the store.

Brainstorm: Innovations in Thermal Food Processing Pt. 2

July 24, 2014 9:55 am | by Ramesh Gunawardena, Manager of Technology & Process Development, JBT FoodTech | Articles | Comments

Ramesh Gunawardena, the manager of Technology & Processing Development at JBT FoodTech, talks to Food Manufacturing about what innovations in the thermal food processing world manufacturers should be aware of. This article is the second part of a three-part series.

Brainstorm: Innovations in Thermal Food Processing Pt. 1

July 23, 2014 10:31 am | by Errol Raghubeer, Ph.D., Vice-President, Microbiology & Food Technology, Avure Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: Which innovations in thermal food processing should manufacturers be aware of?

Ethernet Driver

July 23, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The company's new Ethernet driver in Kepware Technologies KEPServerEX version 5.15 is an OPC communications platform that allows PC software to access controller data/variables with a streamlined and easy-to-use interface.

Consumer Trends: Pizza Hut Turns to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Special Delivery

July 22, 2014 12:59 pm | by Pizza Hut | News | Comments

Pizza Hut unveils an enormous live-action Pizza Thrower for comic enthusiasts and diehard Ninja Turtle fans worldwide. Standing at more than 12 feet tall, the Pizza Thrower boasts a 180-degree rotating tower with a turret-mounted seat to trigger the pizzas.

Cost Savings Calculator Helps Companies Eliminate Paper

July 22, 2014 12:22 pm | by Aptean | News | Comments

A new online calculator can help manufacturers eliminate paper on the shop floor. The calculator, created by Aptean, can help companies save in labor costs, material yields and capacity uplift potential, allowing companies to improve in every area of their operations.

Obtaining Facility-Wide Energy Intelligence is Easier Than You Think

July 21, 2014 2:54 pm | by Allison Parker | Articles | Comments

Regardless of the size of the facility, the first hurdle most plant managers and engineers encounter in meeting facility-wide energy management is the absence of detailed data about how energy is being used within their facilities — beyond the metered usage.

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