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Predictive Maintenance Is Coming to Food Manufacturing

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Data collection and analysis from a broader base of installed equipment should help both processors and their OEMs.

2014 Processor of the Year: WhiteWave's Fluid Demand

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Meeting consumer demand is an ongoing challenge at WhiteWave. A powerhouse Dallas plant helps capacity keep pace with sales forecasts.

Processors Look to Refrigeration When Analyzing Energy Costs

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Opportunities abound to reduce a food plant’s energy load, but refrigeration is a logical place to start processors of frozen goods and other products.

Advanced Tooling And Vision Inspection Add Value To Robotic Machines

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3D vision and advanced tooling are expanding the functionality of robotic automation in food and beverage production. In the process, they’re altering the payback calculation.

Technology Reshapes Pest Control

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Electronic hardware and better data management is liberating service technicians to devise more effective remediation strategies by freeing them from mundane chores.

How to Create Food Safety Culture With Your Teams

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Technology can help, but best practices in food safety inevitably revolve around the people in the organization.

Technology on the Plant Floor: Proceed with Caution

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Industrial Ethernet and wireless communication offer great efficiency gains, but they also carry security baggage.

Chemicals' Role In Pest Control Is Shrinking

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Infestations demand pesticides, but routine fumigation is becoming a thing of the past in food and beverage plants.

Pest Management Suffers when All Responsibilities and Involvement Are Outsourced

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While pest-control companies welcome full-service contracts with food plants, involvement of plant personnel is essential if outcomes are to be optimized.

The Devil’s in the Details of New Good Manufacturing Practices Rules

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21 CFR 117 is must reading, not only for food safety but production efficiency and a tighter supply chain.

Advanced Software And Powerful Processors Drive In-Line Inspection Improvements

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The core technology is stable, but the capabilities and precision of automated inspection systems are expanding by leaps and bounds.

2018 Dairy Trends Take a Closer Look at Products and Production

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Indulgence is driving growth in this steady category; new filtration methods are improving processes.

Material Advances Provide a Better Way to Keep Pests out of Food Plants

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Chemicals and other remedies may be effective in temporarily resolving a food plant’s pest infestation, but the right materials for keeping critters out in the first place is a wiser approach.

2015 Manufacturing Trends Survey: Better Days Ahead

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Food production professionals entered 2015 with fewer questions and more answers about their companies’ and personal paths forward.

Process Advancements In Meat, Poultry Drive Down Costs, Improve Outcomes

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Coextruded sausage casings and radiation therapy for hatching eggs exemplify advancements in animal protein processing.

Food Processors Gravitate To New Conveyor Drive Options

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Multiple considerations and trade-offs are in play when food processors determine what kind of conveying technology is best for their operations.

Robots Add Safety and Flexibility for Manufacturers

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Great strides are occurring in machine vision, benefiting conventional sortation systems and the rapidly emerging collaborative robotics sector.

Will ISO 55000 Work for U.S. Food Manufacturing?

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Work-order prioritization occurs in every plant. A new asset-management approach promises to add value and risk assessment to the calculation of what gets done and when.

Technology Drives Baking Advancements

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From robotics and extrusion to data analytics and new learning techniques, technical advancements are adding value in North American bakeries.

When it Comes to Plant Automation, Smart Machines Mean Smarter Production

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Whether a food company is striving for smart factories or simply wants the agility to respond to new-product demands, automation can help.

2014 Manufacturing Trends Survey: The Swagger’s Back

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Economic recovery remains anemic in much of the economy, but food processing professionals are more confident about 2014 than they’ve felt in recent years.

Processors Bring Energy In House

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Steam power and other plant utilities essentially bring energy generation in house. Optimizing their performance is a challenge in food and beverage.

Keeping Ready-To-Eat Foods Safe

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From deli meats and hot dogs to fresh-cut produce and dips, ready-to-eat foods merit special interventions.

Polar Vortex in the Plant: Refrigeration Options for Food Manufacturers

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Price and performance of refrigerants is giving food processors reason to re-evaluate their existing systems and consider new refrigeration options.

Josh Tetrick: Hero or Hustler?

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Josh Tetrick garnered outsized attention and favorable reviews for his start-up food company Hampton Creek Foods. Then a few detours on the road to healthier eating went up.

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