Metal contamination represents one of the most common forms of foreign bodies in food products. If not detected, it can become a major safety hazard for consumers. Food can be contaminated by metals at any stage of the food processing chain.
Hard cider consumption is trending steeply upward in the region surrounding food-conscious...
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From factory floors to warehouses and hospital floors, humans are increasingly finding themselves working alongside robots, and the impact of robots in the workforce are only expected to grow. Meet Baxter, the new face of manufacturing.
Some notable advancements have included the assembly line, telephone, fax machine and the Internet. Today, there is a ubiquitous technology poised to revolutionize how business is done: the smartphone… but NOT for the reason you may think.
An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. With an eye toward these applications, scientists are reporting the development of a new, inexpensive and high sensitive version of such a device.
Cloud software has tremendous potential to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers compete with large enterprises. But what if that software assumes that you want to operate just like them?
Berner Food & Beverage is a leading contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods. To read this cover story, exclusive features on regulatory compliance and material handling, among other stories, click on the image above.
While online and nontraditional grocery shopping options proliferate, research shows that shoppers, including the 25 percent who already shop for groceries online, rate traditional "brick-and-mortar" retailers significantly higher on a large number of key attributes.
Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment system.
I am continually amazed by the constant flow of new technologies on the market to help consumers maintain a healthy diet. While innovation is essential in the food industry, some inventions I have to question. The latest: IQhydr8.
For enclosure cooling, this company has introduced a powerful new thermoelectric air conditioner. The AHP-690 Model features compact dimensions and 55 percent more cooling capacity than coolers of similar size.
Food processing equipment manufacturers are increasingly under pressure to alter designs of large-scale machinery to accommodate new varieties of fruits and vegetables developed through plant breeding.
Sensors and software used to track physical activity are increasingly popular, as smart phones and their apps become more powerful and sophisticated, but when it comes to food, they all rely on the user to report meals. A University of Alabama professor hopes to change that.
SavingStar, Snap, Checkout 51, and others, let users earn money back if they buy certain products. Recent offers include getting $5 back for buying a Jennie-O frozen turkey, 25 cents back on a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter and $1 back on Dole pineapple juice.
If you seek to improve innovation, then a good strategy is to maximize your quotient. The first step is to have good processes and systems in place to diligently watch your surrounding marketplace including customer behaviors and competitive actions.
The Lempert Report takes a look at what's brewing in the food industry and predicts the food and beverage items that will blossom in 2015. From snacking to same-day grocery deliveries, what do you believe will be a top consumer trend in the coming year?
Newly added Gas Select Composer permits finer control of changing gas mixtures for food packing.
This new "smart bottle" helps consumers track daily water consumption by measuring and reminding consumers to drink more often. IQhydr8 technology is in the bottle's cap and can be used as a tool to help "take care of yourself."
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently claimed that mobile payments at the popular coffee chain are growing almost 50 percent annually, and that 90 percent of all mobile payments in 2013 were made at Starbucks.
Coca-Cola's Chief Technical Officer Guy Wollaert discusses the role of technology and innovation at the company with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde at the Dublin Web Summit in Ireland.
The 2600 Series upgrade brings several value added benefits to the Digital Color Printing System, including faster speeds and improved print resolution.
Edamam, a semantic technology company revolutionizing the nutrition information market with a data-driven approach, launched its Nutrition Wizard Plus product, a faster, cheaper cloud-based alternative to traditional nutrition analysis tools.
Not having that single picture of what’s happening on the floor — or a seamless way to connect it with processes like quoting or material planning — is one of the main reasons that being production manager at a small- or medium-sized manufacturing company is so stressful.
Companies think their network is secure because they bought a product or service, and then they rest. You can’t rest. You need to consistently monitor and analyze your network while investing in training and security updates.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has been gaining a majority of the publicity devoted to manufacturing over the past year. From appearances on popular television shows to packed booths at trade shows, 3-D manufacturing has captured the imagination of manufacturing professionals and the general public.
The adoption of Internet Protocol in manufacturing is prompting a new era of cooperation and collaboration between IT and OT. Both have essential roles to play in helping manufacturing companies successfully transition to a single, secure IP-based network.
As EHS regulations and best practices become more comprehensive and expansive, we’re seeing a new imperative in managing EHS supply chain performance. No longer is it acceptable to simply manage EHS performance within your own organization.
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