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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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