In a FOOD ENGINEERING interview, a PMMI VP said that three-quarters of food manufacturers were expected to spend money on new equipment from 2020-2025. PMMI’s Jorge Izquierdo, VP of market development at PMMI, said the driver behind the increase in processing and packaging purchases was “to leverage new technologies that offer increased flexibility.”
There is currently no single QC solution for all food manufacturing processes, yet detection hardware and software is constantly being improved with the aim of identifying a greater range of contaminant types and sizes, promising greater food safety for customers.
Much of the microbiological and quality testing done by the food industry is conducted to meet customer demands. This is especially true with products that are deemed high risk. Examples of such products are meat, dairy, and almost any product containing protein, plus any product that does not incorporate a kill step in the process.
Dairy Distillery uses a visual inspection system to add AI-based decision-support for labelling and quality control
March 3, 2022
Canada-based Dairy Distillery, a spirits producer that combines artisanal distilling techniques with a scientific process to transform milk into vodka, is using Pleora Technologies’ visual inspection system to help maintain brand quality standards and reduce errors that increase operating costs and slow production.
On Demand Best Practices for Executing Capital Projects, a Food Plant of the Future webinar presented by Hixson and co-sponsored by Food Engineering, will reveal helpful project management techniques and strategies Hixson has learned based on decades of experience in leading food and beverage projects to successful conclusions, how to establish appropriate stakeholder expectations, how to keep control of project quality, schedule and budget and what to do when challenges arise.
Automatic Rolls of North Carolina was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2012 Plant of the Year.The Paterakis family owns Baltimore-based Northeast Foods, a commercial baking powerhouse with 13 production facilities either owned outright or in partnership. Five are part of the Northeast Foods group that stretches from Connecticut to Clayton, NC, where the newest plant began production in May 2011.
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