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Your plant produces thousands of data points a day, whether you're collecting them or not. The Internet of Things (IoT) is ready to make smart use of that data. But what specific tools does the food industry need to...
As it turns out, there is a finite amount of water. If recent crises are any indication, the need for effective food and water waste management has never been more imperative. Implementing new waste management techniques will end up...
Mark your calendars: PROCESS EXPO is once again coming to McCormick Place in Chicago! And ProFood Tech is a new show on the schedule. These two trade shows offer professionals in the food industry opportunities to discover new innovations and participate in educational...
The FDA yesterday released draft guidance for public comment that provides "practical, voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry." Short-term (two-year) and long-term (10-year) voluntary targets aim for a daily sodium intake of 2,300 milligrams per day, down from a...
As FSMA rules go into more widespread effect, Food Manufacturing VP Jack Payne recommends a few key ways food manufacturers are sharing and documenting the required HARPC programs. Payne suggests streamlining access to key information across facilities. He identifies three focal points...
By Missy Knight, marketing manager at Automation Service and Valves Depot Valves are ubiquitous in food and beverage processing. Valve Magazine senior editor Kate Kunkel put it well when she wrote: “Whether it’s cereal, breakfast pastries, cookies or canned peaches, everything...
According to Food Manufacturing and the Associated Press, America's grazing habits seem to be turning everything snack-sized, from peanut butter to SPAM. Snacks now account for half of all eating occasions, says food industry consultancy the Hartman Group. We like...
When consumers look at your ingredients lists, what do they see? Hopefully five items or less, says Eliseo Barcas, Sales and Marketing VP at TetraPak USA. Today's consumers are driven to purchase the cleanest, simplest foods, says Barcas. At the same time,...
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...
Twenty-five percent of  shoppers seek local products on grocery shelves. According to Food Marketing Institute data, this number is up from 13 percent since 2007. In a New York Times article this week, the research firm Packaged Facts predicts...