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How the Food Industry Employs Robots Across the Supply Chain

In Processing, Technology by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

If there were any question about the impact robots will have on the food industry, the answer is here. Last year alone, robot orders increased by a massive 32% for the food and beverage industry according to the Robotic Industries Association. Dexter Manning, who leads professional services network Grant Thornton’s food and beverage industry practice, told us that robots add …

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What is Blockchain and How Will It Impact the Food Industry?

In Technology by Krista Garver0 Comments

The food industry has been abuzz lately about the potential of blockchain to solve the problem of end-to-end traceability in the supply chain. For non-techies, the whole idea can be opaque, especially since blockchain is associated with bitcoin, that mysterious digital currency that few understand. Then, last year, IBM started investing in blockchain development, announcing plans to use the technology …

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How Robots Are Changing the Food Industry

In Processing, Technology by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

Robots are introducing new ways to process and package food that improve food safety and sanitation — and they present an opportunity to delegate jobs that are ergonomically difficult and dangerous for human workers. Overall, the food industry has been somewhat slow to adopt robotics, for a number of reasons. But experts agree: robots are changing the food industry — …

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Unitherm Pioneers E-Commerce for Food Processing Equipment with New Online Store for Sanitary Control Products

In News, Technology by Krista Garver0 Comments

While the food industry is adopting e-commerce at an accelerating pace, the same cannot be said for the food processing equipment industry. Even as B2B e-commerce grows, food processing equipment is still by and large purchased the old-fashioned way. You talk to a sales rep, perhaps at a trade show, tell them your specifications, and then receive a quote for …

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Food Industry Using the Internet of Things to Make Processing Smarter

In Food Safety, Processing, Technology, Trends by Kristen Runvik0 Comments

The food industry is smartening up. With the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), food processors and suppliers are working together to reduce maintenance costs, uncover opportunities, influence productivity, and transparently track the supply chain.  From craft beer and pasta, here are some ways equipment manufacturers are adopting IoT and how food processors are benefiting from those IoT capabilities. Reduce maintenance costs Most maintenance is reactive or …

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FPSA Dairy and Beverage Councils Annouce Speakers for 2017 Annual Conference

In Food Safety, News, Press Releases, Processing, Regulatory, Technology, Trends by Press0 Comments

For Immediate Release January 12, 2017 Media Contact: Dolores Alonso Senior Director of Membership and Business Development 703.663.1226 dalonso@fpsa.org McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the slate of speakers for the dairy and beverage breakout sessions for the 2017 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 15-17 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California. The …

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Food Industry Events & Trade Shows for 2017-2018

In Food Safety, News, Processing, Technology, Trends by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

With trade shows and other events, the food industry is full of opportunities for education, innovation, networking, and discovery. Here are the major events for 2017-2018, organized by category. We’ll update this listing as more information becomes available. General Packaging & Processing Northwest Food Processors Expo & Conference Portland, OR, January 9-11, 2017 The is the Northwest Food Processors Association’s …

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Top 10 Food Industry Executive Articles of 2016

In Food Safety, Processing, Technology, Trends by Krista Garver0 Comments

2016 was an exciting year for the food industry. Recall numbers jumped, the first FSMA implementation deadline hit, and OSHA fines skyrocketed. Meanwhile, consumer trends continued to shift toward premium, healthy, and fresh prepared foods, while more companies took steps toward automation. Here is a round-up of our top 10 articles of 2016. 1. The Internet of Things and the …

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Revolutionize Your Food Supply Chain

In Processing, Technology by Heather Brown2 Comments

Food manufacturers face an array of concerns, from regulations compliance to consumer demands. Your supply chain is the point–or series of points–where many of these concerns converge. Taking a hard look at your supply chain can positively impact your processes, your product, your relationships with suppliers and consumers, and ultimately, your business growth.   Global supply-chain revolution Developments in technology …

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Nestle Develops Method to Reduce Sugar in Chocolate

In News, Processing, Technology, Trends by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

According to a Bloomberg report, Nestle scientists have discovered a new method to reduce sugar in chocolate by up to 40%. Chief Technology Officer Stefan Catsicas told Bloomberg that the company has developed a way to alter the structure of sugar to make it taste sweeter in smaller amount. The new low-sugar products will be available beginning in 2018. The …