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Our Did You Know? series, by contributing editor Mary George, covers hot topics and innovative technologies in the rapidly evolving food and beverage processing and packaging industry. It doesn’t matter if a food or beverage product is distilled, cut, ground,...
Last month’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) revealed the trends and technologies at the top of bakers’ minds right now. Specifically, how bakery processors can respond to consumers’ growing demands for more natural products and what new technologies can...
Process manufacturers are optimistic about the future, but see challenges related to changing regulatory conditions (especially trade), increasing pressure for traceability, and the talent shortage, according to Sage’s 2019 manufacturing report, “Riding the wave of uncertainty: How process manufacturers...
Last week, IBIE took over the Las Vegas Convention Center once again, filling the halls with what’s new and exciting in the bakery industry. Since we recently published an in-depth look at the growing role of robotics in the...
The food industry is both at high risk of and unprepared for a cybersecurity incident, according to a new report from the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) at the University of Minnesota. The report suggests that food companies that...
Today, we're introducing a new monthly series by contributing editor Mary George. Did You Know? will cover innovative technologies that are just starting to make waves in food processing and packaging plants. This first article focuses on one of...
In the next few years, food robotics will be a more than $3 billion industry, according to Research and Markets. Automation, the workforce shortage, and some exciting new developments are expanding the idea of the types of jobs that...
By Jeff Conner, Dallas Service Manager for Control Concepts In the food industry, where margins are slim, automation continues to make inroads in efforts to increase competitiveness through improved efficiency, productivity, and cost savings. Like other manufacturing industries, the food...
By Brandon Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer at Indeavor A U.S. PIRG Education Fund report found that food recalls have increased 10% since 2013. The uptick in recalls could be due partly to new technology and regulations that make it easier to...
With social media reinventing trend evolution, food manufacturers and restaurants are struggling to keep up with their customers. Today’s consumers are adventurous tasters and health-conscious dieters, quickly shifting from one craze to the next. What if companies could respond...

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