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PACK EXPO International Approaches: Chicago, Nov 6-9

In News, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

PACK EXPO International’s 2016 conference happens in Chicago November 6-9. Anticipated topics revolve around automation developments in food packaging. This year, innovation takes center stage. A robotics showcase sponsored by B&R Industrial Automation will feature remote monitoring, smart machines, and track-and-trace technology. Other high-profile subjects include industry growth and updates, as well as the future of the packaging industry workforce. …

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Your Food Manufacturing Marketing Plan

In Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

Now more than ever, your food company needs marketing strategies built on values and transparency. You also need to be agile enough to adjust to changing consumer demands and ever-evolving channels of engagement. We’ve assembled a map of industry forecasts, content drivers, and marketing tools to help you build such a marketing strategy. What’s the food industry forecast? Marketing your …

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Disruptive Startups Honored at Annual reThink Food Conference

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At their annual reThinkFood Conference in Napa November 4-6, the Culinary Institute of America and MIT Media Lab will honor 8 “disruptive startups shaping the future of food and technology.” Part of the rTF Innovator Program, the selected startups fall into 6 experiential focus areas: Fermented Foods and the Microbiome Back to Basics Urban Agriculture Food Science for Greater Good Eating …

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Food Companies Need Supply-Chain-Friendly Packaging Solutions

In Food Safety, Sustainability, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

Consumers and manufacturers alike want sustainable, cost-effective packaging for their food. As new materials and designs develop to meet these demands, food and beverage companies must address a full spectrum of concerns. Food Engineering interviewed Michael Kuebler, the technical director of North America distribution testing at Smithers Pira. Kuebler offered his insight on how to develop sustainable packaging that keeps food fresh …

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IC-3 Calls for An Internet of Food

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This November, UC-Davis will host the first-ever IC-FOODS conference, “to coordinate and build the ontological and semantic infrastructure for the next-gen Internet of Food (IoF), including those aspects related to Health, and Sustainability.” In an interview with Forbes, Matthew Lange, principal investigator for IC3-FOODS, explains why we need standardized, online networks dedicated to the nature and language of food. Lange …

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Automation Software for Modern Food Manufacturers

In Food Safety, Processing, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers myriad solutions for automating and documenting your food processing operations. Many of these solutions are aimed at helping you more efficiently meet FSMA requirements. We’ve tracked down the best apps and software available to streamline your operations, jumpstart your safety processes, and harness your data more profitably. Whether you’re just now bidding goodbye to …

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What’s the Latest in Food Safety Research?

In Food Safety, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

Food Industry Executive talked with Adam Borger, Outreach Program Manager for the Food Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He shared some of the most recent research in food safety and technology. Borger also offered advice on how to approach training and attract top talent to the rapidly changing food manufacturing industry. Food Safety Research Developments Environmental changes, from …

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Next-generation Thermal Processing Saves, Energy, Money, Delivers Clean Product

In Food Safety, Processing, Sustainability, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

Millennial demand for transparency in food may be one driver of innovation in today’s thermal processing and packaging. According to Food Engineering, canning processes of the past produced mushy, oversalted, and flavorless – albeit, safe – food. Today’s sensors, controls, and automation processes can safely process food at lower temperatures while preserving nutrient levels, flavor, texture, and consistency for a …

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Top 3 Trends Impacting the Food Processing Machinery Market in the US Through 2020: Technavio

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LONDON–Technavio’s latest report on the food processing machinery market in the US provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Rise of contract manufacturers is a key trend for the …

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FSMA Compliance Spurs Initial Recall Spike

In Food Safety, Processing, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

FSMA’s sweeping reforms have set many food companies scrambling to formulate a more proactive food safety plan. Developing documentation alone presents a significant challenge, as it requires additional investments of time, money, and resources. So far, recalls are on the rise under the new regulations, but they’re much better targeted and contained. Sophisticated testing techniques and tools make it easier, …