Recent Articles

July 24, 2014 9:55 am
Ramesh Gunawardena, Manager of Technology & Process Development, JBT FoodTech
Ramesh Gunawardena, the manager of Technology & Processing Development at JBT FoodTech talks to Food Manufacturing about what innovations in the thermal food processing world manufacturers should be aware of. This article is the second part of a three part series.
July 23, 2014 11:30 am
Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna
It seems every year that budgets get tighter and costs get higher. In manufacturing, where aging equipment is a given and energy rates are a cost center of epic proportions, it’s no wonder management is looking for more efficient ways to put product out the door.
July 23, 2014 10:31 am
Errol Raghubeer, Ph.D., Vice-President, Microbiology & Food Technology, Avure Technologies, Inc.
The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: Which innovations in thermal food processing should manufacturers be aware of?
July 22, 2014 12:44 pm
Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA
Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and industrial environments because many business processes rely on electric-powered equipment. The prevalence of electrical equipment in the workplace can become an occupational hazard without safety practices in place. 
July 22, 2014 8:30 am
Laura Dunn Nelson, director-industry relations, Alchemy Systems, LP
According to the 2014 Global Food Safety Training Survey, workforce training tends to come up short due to the unavailability of two necessary resources — time and money. Such limitations increase risk for the company, its workers and, in particular, consumers.
July 21, 2014 2:54 pm
Allison Parker
Regardless of the size of the facility, the first hurdle most plant managers and engineers encounter in meeting facility-wide energy management is the absence of detailed data about how energy is being used within their facilities — beyond the metered usage.
July 21, 2014 8:10 am
Bob Klimko, Director of Marketing, Food and Beverage, ORBIS Corp.
Today, as in the past, standard operating procedures decree that anything moved into a food production area is moved on a pallet. This can introduce significant risk if these pallets have not been specifically designed for sanitation and adhere to FSMA.
July 18, 2014 12:30 pm
Steve Leavitt, GM of U.S. Cloud Solutions for Exact
Delivery delays can permanently damage relationships with customers, or even worse, drive them toward a competitor. While many small manufacturers would acknowledge the importance of on-time delivery, it happens more often than most would admit.
July 18, 2014 7:45 am
Adam Stern
The demand for employees wanting to check their data anywhere is a growing trend. While enabling a mobile workforce can raise concerns about security, data protection and integrity typically is greater with a hosted solution than with an in-house implementation.
July 17, 2014 8:30 am
Toby Porter, Food Market Manager, Klüber Lubrication North America, L.P.
Compared to the existing H1 lubricant standard, the NSF ISO 21469 standard is a significant advancement. NSF ISO 21469 improves formulation and label review, requires manufacturing risk assessments and involves analytical product testing. 
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