With consumers placing a healthy emphasis on clean eating, manufacturers are looking at ways to extend the shelf life of fresh or minimally processed food and beverages while maintaining taste and texture.
In a recent food processing market research report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, 50 percent of food manufacturers indicated that operational improvements involving automation would receive the most attention over the next three to five years.
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The report indicates that companies are largely making procedural changes, such as how the manufacturing environment is organized, operated, cleaned and maintained; what people are trained on and how activities are documented.