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What’s the Latest in Food Safety Research?

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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

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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

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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, …

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New App Opens a Window on Food Transparency

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In the wake of sweeping food safety reforms and the FDA’s redesigned labels, there’s been lots of talk about transparency. Now a new app aims to “reimagine food data for the Internet age.” The Sage online platform currently houses data on over 20,000 fresh and packaged foods (for now). It offers consumers an interactive, customized window on the nutrients in their …

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Cultivating a Food and Beverage Industry Cluster: Advice from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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Industry clusters are groups of businesses in interconnected fields that thrive on their associations with one another. Usually geographically concentrated, they are believed to increase productivity and competition, both nationally and globally. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is home to one such cluster for food and beverage companies. Food and Beverage (FaB) Wisconsin works to connect businesses in symbiotic …

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Food Safety Sees the Light: Basics and Sources of Light-based Technologies

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In a guest column for Food Online, food safety researcher Tatiana Koutchma outlines several types of light-based technologies for preserving food and eliminating pathogens. Her article compares the relative effectiveness of continuous UV and LED treatments versus pulsed UV and pulsed light alternatives. The performance comparison chart she presents accounts for sources, wavelength, spectrum, efficiency, intensity, and treatment time. Koutchma admonishes …

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Rising Demand for High-Pressure Processing Technology Will Impact the Global Food Processing Machinery Market Until 2020: Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio’s latest report on the global food processing machinery market 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. Rising demand for high-pressure processing technology to impact the …

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First Annual HPP (High Pressure Processing) Summit Hosted by Universal Pasteurization Company LLC

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Annual Conference to Focus on Food Safety and Value Creation for the Food and Beverage Industry Through the Use of HPP Universal Pasteurization, the world’s largest High Pressure Processing (HPP) service provider, announced that it will host the first dedicated HPP Summit. Intended to be an annual event, the summit is focused on educating the food and beverage industry on …

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Put Food Data in the Cloud for Enterprise-wide Connectivity

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Now that the Internet of Things can connect every operation in your food processing facility, data’s not just for addressing isolated, plant-floor issues anymore. Doug Fair, COO at Infinity QS International, Inc., told Food Manufacturing recently how to “upcycle” data to provide quality visibility, enterprise-wide. If micro-level data can be aggregated across locations, quality professionals, VPs, and operations, then managers can …