Every food production operation that uses raw ingredients is aware of food safety risks. Risk management practices must reach across the supply/distribution chain, as well as across processing sites. At the plant level, temperature control usually ranks...
Erik Fihlman, Program Manager, Food Industry, Linde LLC
2.6.2018
1:19pm
Compressed air is used to texturize food, dry sterilized equipment, form bottles, move ingredients through lines and protect liquids in storage tanks. However, compressed air can introduce moisture into a finished product.
Colter Marcks, Development Engineer — Process Filtration Division, Donaldson Company
2.6.2018
1:15pm
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A forward-thinking deployment of drum-motor conveyors can help food manufacturers generate considerable savings in their day-to-day operations.
Steven Olszanowski and Stefan Hamacher, Interroll Group
2.6.2018
1:10pm
Mike Lorbiecki looks at new developments in demand planning and identifies the three key areas where intelligent demand planning is helping companies get ahead.
Mike Lorbiecki, Vice President Sales, North America, IFS
2.6.2018
12:48pm
We know the food industry doesn’t slow down, so what should you keep an eye on as we venture into the New Year? Here are some of my top trends to watch in 2018.
Todd Allsup, VP, Food & Beverage Facility Services, Stellar
2.6.2018
12:42pm
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When it comes to product recalls and the regulations that surround them, change often comes slowly. But 2018 will bring several new trends that will impact how food manufacturers plan for and, if needed, manage a product recall.
Chris Harvey, Recall Strategist, Stericycle Expert Solutions
2.6.2018
12:39pm
Technology must be a part of your company’s overall strategy because it now plays a role in nearly every aspect of your business. It is time to modernize — or risk being outdated, unresponsive to consumers and lacking in foresight.
Mike Edgett, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Process Manufacturing, Infor
2.6.2018
12:35pm
While integrated pest management in the food processing and storage industries hasn’t changed greatly over the last few decades, we do have a few new tricks up our sleeve.
Chelle Hartzer, B.C.E., Technical Services Manager, Orkin, LLC
2.6.2018
12:25pm
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Compliance to quality standards is a requirement for doing business in today’s competitive environment, and many stakeholders now demand proof that manufacturers are adhering to those standards and following good manufacturing practices to ensure food...
Stephen Dombroski, Senior Marketing Manager — Food and Beverage Markets, QAD, Inc.
2.6.2018
12:16pm
Knowing some insider advice before beginning your venture will help you understand how and where you can find cost savings and efficiencies — both during and after construction — and facilitate a more collaborative building process.
Jeremy Walker, Strategic Account Manager, Food & Beverage, Consolidated Construction Co., Inc.
2.6.2018
12:11pm
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Consumer demand for “clean labels” with simple and natural ingredients has been a driving force in the food industry in recent years
Kevin Wilson, Senior Project Engineer, Stellar
11.2.2017
4:27pm
The combination of technological advancements, increased regulation and efficiency initiatives have transformed many industries, perhaps none more than food manufacturing. A prime example of this can be seen in the design and composition of doors and...
Jon Schumacher, Director of Marketing, Rite-Hite Doors
11.2.2017
4:21pm
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Multiscan technology is poised to revolutionize metal detection and food safety, eliminating the need for manufacturers to compromise, and reducing their risk of costly recalls.
Bob Ries, Lead Product Manager, X-ray Inspection and Metal Detection, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11.2.2017
4:18pm
Leading food processors are collecting, analyzing and sharing digital data across their enterprise to better maintain food safety, optimize product quality, improve production efficiencies, increase yields and reduce operating costs.
Marco Azzaretti, Advanced Inspection Systems Product Manager, Key Technology
11.2.2017
4:14pm
If you would have asked the folks at Vermont Village a few years ago if vinegar would one day become its biggest product, they wouldn’t have believed it. But after just two years in the market, apple cider vinegar is now what the Vermont company is all...
Meagan Parrish, Senior Reporter
11.2.2017
4:10pm
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Runamok Maple produces specialized, flavor-infused maple syrups at its Vermont facility.
Meagan Parrish, Senior Reporter
11.2.2017
4:07pm
Energy management is a continuous effort at any food and beverage facility. Monitoring software and optimized processes are important, but it’s paramount to ensure that engineering infrastructure and design support those efforts.
Ryan Danhour, Design Project Manager, Stellar
11.2.2017
4:05pm
The key to effective energy management is twofold. First, manufacturers need information about where, when and how much energy is being consumed. Second, they need the ability to act on that information.
Phil Kaufman, Energy Technology Manager, Rockwell Automation
11.2.2017
4:02pm
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The threat posed by incidental condensation is a very real food safety risk. To properly manage condensation, it is important to understand the causes, risks and management options available.
Steven P. Swanson and Dr. Kurt J. Halverson, Scientists, 3M Corporate Research Laboratory
11.2.2017
3:58pm
Well-trained employees lead to happier employees, leading to continuous improvement, higher productivity, increased efficiency and improved tenure with an organization.
Amy Sorgnit, Director of Training, Food Safety Net Services
11.2.2017
3:55pm
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As one of the newly added Food Safety Modernization Act requirements regulated by the FDA, the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs rule requires all importers and brokers to be responsible for their foreign suppliers through enhanced supply chain...
Bill Bremer, Principal, and Melody Ge, Senior Consultant, Kestrel Management
11.2.2017
3:50pm
Runamok Maple produces specialized, flavor-infused maple syrups at its Vermont facility.
Food Manufacturing
11.2.2017
12:20pm
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Sanitation is a critical and a regular part of food and beverage manufacturing. It shouldn’t be viewed as a disruption, but as an important part of the operation.
Ted Curry, Manager, Myrtle Consulting Group
9.11.2017
3:49pm
No matter where products are along the supply chain, knowing their status, where they came from and where they are going is imperative to consumer safety and operational efficiency.
Raquel Serna, Product Manager, ORBIS Corporation
9.11.2017
3:45pm
Steam is used in food processing for a variety of reasons, from preparing product to cleaning equipment. But not all steam is created equal.
9.11.2017
3:44pm
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PROCESS EXPO 2017 will bring together the world’s food and beverage processors for four days of educational seminars, product demonstrations, networking events and demonstrations of the most innovative processing and packaging technologies in the food...
Food Processing Suppliers Association
9.11.2017
3:41pm
Starting with the C-level suite, extending down through the hierarchy to the line of business managers and the technicians assigned to monitor plant equipment or drive the forklift, roles of personnel need to be revamped if the organization is going to...
Mike Edgett, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Process Manufacturing, Infor
9.11.2017
3:38pm
Denali Ingredients is a leading manufacturer of chocolate coatings, fudge sauces, fruit variegates, extruded products and other ingredients for the ice cream industry.
Meagan Parrish, Senior Reporter
9.11.2017
3:35pm
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A large part of the responsibility to fight food waste falls on packaging suppliers and brands. Fortunately, brands can take advantage of innovative technologies that can help extend the shelf life of products.
Sean Hael, Marketing and Sales Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
9.11.2017
3:31pm
While consumer preferences offer an opportunity for food brands to innovate and expand, food suppliers, distributors and retailers are all challenged to extend the shelf life of natural and organic foods without compromising taste, texture or color.
Sean Hael, Marketing and Sales Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
9.11.2017
3:29pm
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Health-conscious consumers continue to seek fresh, minimally processed foods, challenging dairy manufacturers to find ways to maintain the high nutritional value of their products, while at the same time extending their shelf life.
Maria Ferrante, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, PMMI
9.11.2017
3:24pm
Sustainability, efficiency and product safety are all hot-button issues that will be addressed with the latest packaging technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
PMMI
9.11.2017
3:21pm
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Big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are all familiar buzzwords, and sooner than you think, each of these technologies will begin playing a significant role in reshaping the way you operate your manufacturing processes.
James Wood, Director of Factory MES & Activplant Product Lines, Aptean
9.11.2017
3:18pm
The ability to turn data into actionable insight is a key differentiator between food and beverage industry leaders and all others.
Jack Payne, VP, Product Management & Solutions Consulting, Aptean
9.11.2017
3:15pm
It’s recommended to start sooner rather than later to prepare for SQF Edition 8 compliance. Companies will want to be compliant with the Edition 8 requirements by January 2, 2018, and certainly well before an initial or recertification audit is completed...
Jeff Chilton, Vice President of Professional Services, Alchemy Systems
9.11.2017
3:12pm
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Christy Draus, Marketing Manager at Eagle Product Inspection, explores the challenges quality managers face when justifying an investment in X-ray technology, and highlights the many benefits X-ray can deliver.
Christy Draus, Marketing Manager, Eagle Product Inspection
9.11.2017
3:08pm
Denali Ingredients is a leading manufacturer of chocolate coatings, fudge sauces, fruit variegates, extruded products and other ingredients for the ice cream industry.
Food Manufacturing
9.11.2017
3:05pm
Michigan boasts one of the strongest craft beer industries in the U.S., and Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Company resides among the giants of the segment.
Andy Szal, Reporter
7.17.2017
4:49pm
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As researchers work to save Michigan's most famous crop, some local farmers are looking to alternatives.
Andy Szal, Reporter
7.17.2017
4:46pm
Michigan boasts one of the strongest craft beer industries in the U.S., and Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Company resides among the giants of the segment.
Food Manufacturing
7.17.2017
3:07pm
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