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Birth Control Meets Pest Control in Food and Beverage Plants

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FSMA compliance is front and center, and pest control specialists are thinking outside the box to keep rodents, birds and insects in check.

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.

Machine Intelligence Is Extending To Include Conveying Systems

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Material transfer still defines what a conveyor does, but advanced controls are giving systems new levels of smart technology.

Are Food Processors in Audit Overload?

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Tougher and more stringent independent audits are an important tool in upgrading food-safety systems worldwide, but they are no panacea for the issues industry faces.

2015 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey: Happier Paydays

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For the third consecutive year, food and beverage professionals reported compensation increases above the inflation rate in Food Processing’s annual survey.

Calculating the Cost of Conveyor Systems

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Conveying systems are the infrastructure of automated production, and cost per foot is only a starting point in calculating total cost of ownership.

Fish, Poultry and Meat Processing All Offer Opportunities and Challenges

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Fish, poultry and meat processing and packaging benefit from technological advances, although processors’ best laid plans can be disrupted by factors beyond their control.

Bakery Throughput Demands Can Be Met With Easier-To-Sanitize Equipment

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Time spent cleaning is time not producing, but higher hygienic standards for bakeries need not mean a drain on throughput.

Line Integration Made Easy

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ISA standard PackML is slowing taking hold; networked safety may be the next frontier.

Packaging Line Design: Balancing Speed vs. Flexibility

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Whether packaging lines run fast and furious or take a slow and steady approach to the production race, a certain level of flexibility is required.

IoT Meets Food and Beverage Manufacturing

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Living up to the hype will be difficult, but infrastructure construction is well under way for the Internet of Things.

Yesterday’s Waste, Tomorrow’s Profits

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Mining the byproducts of food production for untapped value can be a game-changer.

Pest Control Economics: Trapping the $10,000 Rat

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Throwing money at pest control is easy. Spending it effectively is the challenge in today's food and beverage production environments.

Analytics and Low-Cost Sensors Enable Smarter Freezers

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Perishable foods require refrigeration, adding to overhead costs. Advances in lighting and sensor technology are driving down those costs.

Is Pre-Hydration A Game Changer For Grain-Based Product Mixing?

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Probably, and when combined with continuous mixers, it could change front-end processes at North American bakeries.

2018 Manufacturing Survey: Sunny Expectations

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Production faces many challenges, but food professionals are confident about meeting the demands of a changing market.

Advanced Technologies Are Expanding Uses For Automated Inspection

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Food safety considerations demand upgrades in industrially hardened systems, as well.

2016 Salary Survey Results: Haves and Have-Nots

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Food Processing's 2016 Salary Survey unveils a growing group of professionals being left behind.

Pest Management Firms Morphing Into One-Stop Bug Shops

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A warm place to rest and all the food and drink desired describes the appeal of all-inclusive resorts for people -- and food processing facilities for insects and other pests.

Novel Technologies Provide Options to Conventional Pasteurization, ...

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New and emerging technologies can take years to find a food manufacturing audience. This year’s IFT Food Expo included several innovative drying and kill-step technologies at various stages of the development cycle.

Advanced Imaging Systems Injecting More Automation into Meat Processing

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These processors and equipment manufacturers are shining a light on efficiencies and improvements in meat and poultry production.

2014 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey: So Happy Together

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Job satisfaction is high and the 'average' salary of $97,303 is a 3.16 percent increase for this group.

Simplicity Often Is The Missing Ingredient In Packaging Machinery

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Advanced automation is critical for high-volume production, but it can work against small and mid-sized food companies.

Gluten Free Manufacturing Plant Keeps it All in the Family

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A daughter’s dietary needs led to the establishment of a niche bakery in New England. Now the family firm is riding one of the fastest-growing trends in the food industry.

New Pasteurization Processes Give Food Companies Options

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Thermal pasteurization systems continue to improve, giving food and beverage processors an expanding universe of alternative treatments that align with changing market demands.

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