Food Industry Insights

  1. Improving Operations With Statistical Process Control

    Statistical Process Control (SPC) is top of mind for the food industry. The recent changes to the SQF Quality Code have prompted new interest, since additional requirements for SPC training and applications have been added to the code. In addition, progressive companies recognize the benefit of using SPC applications throughout the manufacturing process at key process control steps.

  2. Putting A Lid On Beverage Industry Concerns

    Some interesting news is brewing in the beverage industry. It’s hip to be healthy, and beverage companies are rushing to add nutrition-forward options to their portfolios. Whether it’s adding value to bottled water through sparkle, flavor, or “enhancements," creating old favorites with organic ingredients, offering smaller portions, or jumping on the energy drink bandwagon — all while reducing added sugar, of course — it’s clear good health has a hold on the market.

  3. 5 Resources To Meet Protein Processing Challenges

    Protein processing may face more challenges than any other food sector. Meat and poultry account for the largest segment of U.S. agriculture, according to NAMI. With more pressures on the meat industry, it can feel like a juggling act keeping up with competing interests – animal welfare, dangerous micro-organisms, sustainability, and safety – while still meeting production goals. While it may present a challenge, it’s not impossible.

  4. Improving Manufacturing Processes With High-Shear Mixing Technologies

    Companies are reevaluating mixing processes, looking for ways to lower cost, boost production capacity, and improve quality. This article will explain how high shear mixing can help achieve these goals.

  5. Decrease Your Risk Of Product Recalls Due To Glass, Metal Or Bone Contamination

    More small and medium-sized food manufacturers (SMEs) than ever before are investing in x-ray inspection systems. The rise in the number of product recalls has prompted many to join larger producers in embracing product inspection as a cost-effective measure against the threat of damaging and expensive product recalls due to glass, metal or bone contamination. This article will outline several factors influencing food makers to invest in X-Ray inspection systems.

  6. 5 Ways Product Inspection Can Increase Profits For Meat Processors

    This article shows how advanced product inspection equipment can help processors remain competitive by offering multilayered benefits.

  7. Ten Things You Should Know When Considering A Tumble Blender

    Whether you're considering a tumble blender for your process or shopping for a suitable piece of blending equipment, here are 10 things you should think about before the making final decision.

  8. 6 ERP Features Your Company Shouldn’t Overlook

    Choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package to run your industrial or high-tech manufacturing business is one of the biggest decisions that you are likely to make for your company – and one that should not be taken lightly.

  9. The Metal Detection Guide: Building An Effective Program

    Most manufacturers and processors in the food and pharmaceutical industries recognize the need for metal detection systems and that they are an essential element of any efficient and effective quality-focused regime. There is an ever greater need for metal detectors in an increasingly competitive market-place driven by a growing range of complex factors including changing customer requirements, the tightening of industry standards, and the growth of regulatory and legislative bodies.

  10. E-Labels And Smart Packaging To Transform Food Manufacturing Industry In 2018

    E-labeling, smart packaging and global partnerships offer new ways for companies to create more loyal customers and increase profitability. In 2018, these factors will be crucial to succeed in, for example, the food industry where customers’ demands on transparency are increasing. These are the 2018 process manufacturing predictions of Colin Elkins, Global Industry Director for Process Manufacturing at IFS.