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
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
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There are several food grade belt suppliers and styles, but keep in mind that not all belts are equal. The following checklist will help you ask the right questions when selecting the right belt for your next food grade conveyor system.
Dynamic Conveyor Corporation
7.17.2017
2:58pm
While there are a number of benefits to hydrovey systems, there are important cautions to keep in mind whether you utilize them already or if you’re upgrading or designing a new facility.
Sam Simkowski, Mechanical Engineer, Stellar
7.17.2017
2:54pm
As technology becomes smaller and more automated it opens more options for analytical testing for food processors.
Dr. Neil Sharma, Head of Research and Product Development, InstantLabs
7.17.2017
2:39pm
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As food manufacturers continue to face increasing pressure from both regulators and consumers, they need to be more lean and agile than ever before.
Jason Andersen, VP of Business Line Management, Stratus Technologies
7.17.2017
2:32pm
The unique characteristics of dry ice make it the perfect media for a clean-in-place process.
Tyson Marlowe, Director of Global Training & Development, Cold Jet
7.17.2017
2:27pm
Bringing safety data into a connected enterprise can help identify risks and enhance safety in food and beverage manufacturing.
George Schuster, TÜV Functional Safety Expert, Business Development Manager, Rockwell Automation
7.17.2017
2:20pm
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If you think of the food industry as a wheel, safety is the hub and its spokes are production, cleanliness and labor. The rim tying these spokes together ought to be automation because it can directly improve each one.
Jack Uhl, Sales Manager — Consumer Products Group, Yaskawa America, Inc.’s Motoman Robotics Division
7.17.2017
2:13pm
Understanding how the Food Safety Modernization Act applies to equipment design and purchase considerations is vital to success in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
John Carnevale, Market Manager, Food and Beverage, Rittal Corporation
7.17.2017
2:07pm
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Faced with mounting labeling regulations and ever-changing customer preferences, the demand for agile labeling environments has never been higher among food and beverage manufacturers.
Doug Niemeyer, General Manager, TEKLYNX Americas
7.17.2017
1:57pm
Georgia Nut Company produces 90 million pounds of confections, nuts and snacks each year at its facility in Skokie, Illinois.
Food Manufacturing
5.9.2017
1:00pm
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Knowing what inspection system to use and where to place it in the production line can be challenging. Here are four things to consider when incorporating X-ray inspection into a production line.
Michelle Schultz, Applications Manager, X-ray, metal detector and checkweighers, Thermo Fisher Scientific
5.9.2017
12:50pm
When it comes to documentation, QA and facility managers must remember: accuracy, consistency and thoroughness.
Shane McCoy, Director of Quality and Technical Training at Wil-Kil Pest Control
5.9.2017
12:45pm
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, all importers of foreign food must maintain a Foreign Supplier Verification Program that ensures each imported item is produced in compliance with processes that meet the FDA’s standards for preventive...
Randy Fields, Chairman & CEO of Park City Group and CEO of ReposiTrak
5.9.2017
12:40pm
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In this Q&A, Klüber Lubrication’s Toby Porter discusses how lubricants can improve production in snack and baking facilities.
Toby Porter, Market Manager, Food and Beverage Industry, Klüber Lubrication
5.9.2017
12:35pm
Food Manufacturing checks in with the experts at Wixon to learn about the flavor trends arriving on the food scene in 2017.
Meagan Parrish, Senior Reporter
5.9.2017
12:30pm
Food Manufacturing takes a closer look at one of North America's largest coffee makers.
Food Manufacturing
5.9.2017
12:25pm
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Today’s highly competitive market has forced food and beverage manufacturers to look at all alternatives to reduce waste and control fill variation.
Bruce Everett, Curtis Gavin and Lily Ho, Myrtle Consulting Group
5.9.2017
12:20pm
Family-owned company produces 90 million pounds of confections, nuts and snacks each year at its facility in Skokie, Illinois.
Food Manufacturing
5.9.2017
12:15pm
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The same technology that’s used by apparel companies for inventory accuracy and visibility, and by airlines to track baggage, could hold the answers for food manufacturers looking to accurately manage inventory, reduce theft and improve use-by date...
Kevin Rinehart, North American Regional Leader, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials Intelligent Label Segment
3.14.2017
3:48pm
With all the attention being paid to organics these days, it may be hard to believe that still only five percent of all the food sold in the U.S. in 2015 was organic. But at double-digit growth, it’s obvious where the trends are heading.
Sean Riley, Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications, PMMI
3.14.2017
3:43pm
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ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago) will make its debut as the only event in North America focused exclusively on all food and beverage sectors.
PMMI
3.14.2017
3:40pm
Cincinnati-based Graeter's continues to handcraft its ice cream two-and-a-half gallons at a time in French Pot freezers.
Food Manufacturing
3.14.2017
3:37pm
Agricultural and food processing facilities have been leaders in implementing combustible dust mitigation equipment, but it’s time to take a refreshed look at the current standards potentially affecting your facility.
Karen Wear, MBA, Market Manager, Industrial Air Filtration Product Group, Donaldson Company
3.14.2017
3:35pm
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To ensure consumers are exposed to foods and beverages that were handled with care during storage, transportation and warehousing, pallets that reduce the chances of unsanitary contact are essential.
Ryan Roessler, Product Manager, ORBIS Corporation
3.14.2017
3:30pm
Equipment used in the food processing industry has come a long way, but it’s important to keep in mind that we never truly arrive.
Bob Ogren, Vice President of Equipment, Birko Corporation
3.14.2017
3:26pm
Cincinnati-based Graeter's continues to handcraft its ice cream two-and-a-half gallons at a time in French Pot freezers.
Food Manufacturing
3.14.2017
3:12pm
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The globalized nature of today’s supply chain environment means even the toughest quality control measures may not be enough to protect a food manufacturer from risks that could cause millions of dollars in lost product, additional expenses and...
Sandra Usleman, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, USI
3.14.2017
1:00pm
CRM solutions have been designed to store data in a central, accessible repository — helping companies to reduce the amount of time it takes to win business, improve marketing efforts and create stronger, more data-driven relationships.
Matt Keenan, Senior Vice President of CRM, Aptean
2.10.2017
3:43pm
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Mike Lorbiecki explains how ERP systems can provide organizations the visibility required to meet stringent industry regulations and reduce the risk of costly recalls.
Mike Lorbiecki, Vice President of Sales, Process Manufacturing, IFS North America
2.10.2017
3:39pm
Labeling is complex and today’s food and beverage professionals are faced with a range of requirements that further complicate the process. This leaves many companies to accept this process as the cost of doing business. But it doesn’t have to be this...
Denny Ross, Food & Beverage Industry Specialist, Loftware, Inc.
2.10.2017
3:35pm
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Food Manufacturing visited several food and beverage manufacturers during a media tour in Virginia — including Stone Brewing, Wanchese Fish Company and Sabra Dipping Company.
Meagan Parrish, Senior Reporter
2.10.2017
3:30pm
With strict sanitation standards at the forefront of FSMA legislation, food processing and handling facilities need to implement a proactive pest management program developed precisely for the pest concerns and vulnerabilities specific to their needs and...
Dr. Jim Fredericks, Chief Entomologist & Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, The National Pest Management Association
2.10.2017
3:24pm
While it is true that every creature on Earth serves a distinct ecological function, there is one ecosystem where flies and cockroaches are not welcome: your food processing facility.
By Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E., Director of Quality Systems, Orkin, LLC
2.10.2017
3:20pm
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When was the last time you viewed your food safety protocols from a high-level perspective? A holistic approach to mitigating these risks could keep your brand from making headlines for the wrong reasons in 2017.
Todd Allsup, Vice President of Food & Beverage Facility Services, Stellar
2.10.2017
3:09pm
Food Manufacturing visited several food and beverage manufacturers during a media tour in Virginia — including Stone Brewing, Wanchese Fish Company and Sabra Dipping Company.
Food Manufacturing
2.10.2017
3:04pm
GLK Foods processes 140,000 tons of raw cabbage into 105,000 tons of sauerkraut each year between its facilities in Bear Creek, Wisconsin and Shortsville, New York, and the company has recently expanded beyond its signature product.
Food Manufacturing
11.15.2016
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If you’ve been making a lot of changes at your plant recently, or even if it’s been a while, have you thought about the big picture moving forward? A facility assessment can reveal some of those inefficiencies that may have slipped through the cracks.
Gerry Gomolka, VP, Business Development, Stellar
11.11.2016
12:45pm
An important FSMA rule that goes into effect on April 1, 2017 is Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. The rule covers anyone involved in the shipping, receiving, loading and carrying of food in the U.S. (and to be distributed in the U.S.) by...
Troy Bergum, Product Manager, Rite-Hite Products
11.11.2016
12:40pm
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