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  1. The Cost Of Spilled Milk: Analyzing Product Loss In The Dairy Industry
    8/21/2015

    The international dairy industry accepts a “standard” lost product figure of 2-3 percent annually. Even with these low percentages, the loss can be very high in monetary terms. The cost of spilled milk is definitely worth shedding some tears. This article explains how to monitor and control product loss in the dairy industry.

  2. How Advanced Online Instrumentation Helps Food Processors Lower DAF Systems’ Costs
    8/21/2015

    Many food processors use dissolved air flotation (DAF) to remove fats, oils, and grease (FOG) and suspended solids from their wastewater streams. Advanced online instrumentation provides continuous, real time suspended solids measurement in DAF operations, which automates and optimizes polymer and coagulant feed regardless of wide load variations. The result: potential polymer savings of 20 to 30 percent.

  3. Greencore Foods Saves Time And Money With Waste Water Treatment Solution
    8/21/2015

    As a maker of cooking sauces, pickles, dips, and soft drinks, Greencore Foods has become a significant player in the food processing industry. However, the company’s effluent from food manufacturing contains an array of inorganic salts and organic components which enter the waste stream in part from the intense wash-down of processing tanks and lines during clean-inplace (CIP) procedures for product changeover. This article explains how the company overcame the challenges of managing its waste water treatment at its Selby, U.K. plant.

  4. Industry Overview: Analytics Solutions For The Food Industry
    8/21/2015

    From a simple, dedicated meter to on-line measurement or wastewater treatment optimization, there are solutions, based on years of innovation and a desire to provide the simplest way to results you can trust, to improve your food manufacturing operations. This article explains how these solutions can help you maximize uptime of equipment and production.

  5. Overcoming Contaminant Detection Challenges Of The Meat Industry
    7/7/2015

    The fish, poultry, and meat industries present a series of challenges when it comes to detecting foreign material. It can even be said, based on current knowledge, that it is one of the highest risk food groups, in terms of foreign material inclusions. It is also one of the most demanding in terms of the operational environment. This white paper explains how contaminant detection technology, such as metal detection and x-ray inspection, help meat processors prevent contaminated food products from reaching consumers.

  6. Case Study: X-Ray Inspection Of Drink Powders And Spice Blends In Metalized Films
    6/4/2015

    A large, international food producer uses X-ray inspection systems to increase value creation in production. In addition to its high quality demands, this international food group has committed itself to the fight against food wastage. Following the principle, "What men eat must be pure," the company wants to ensure perfect product quality so that complete batches of food that may contain contaminations no longer have to be returned and destroyed, in turn reducing food waste. Such product recalls are expensive and — what is much more important — damaging to a company's image. In addition to comprehensive inspection procedures in every production stage, the measures also include the installation of product inspection systems in the packing lines prior to dispatch.

  7. A Guide To Foreign Object Detection And Quality Assurance
    6/4/2015

    Production in the food and beverage industries has become increasingly automated due to larger production volumes, increasing demands on quality, and higher costs. However, even when automated production systems are used, contamination of end products cannot be completely ruled out. Foreign object detection systems, such as metal detectors or x-ray inspection systems, ensure that contaminated products can be recognized and separated so that they never leave the production facility.

  8. Quality Systems Based On Global Food Safety Initiatives
    4/17/2015

    Customers and federal regulators expect more and more from food suppliers in today’s increasingly competitive and federally-monitored marketplace. New tools and technologies offer effective ways to meet those needs with easy implementation, reasonable costs, and immediate benefits. In this case study, sweets and spices purveyor Kalustyan reports on how product solutions are fueling growth.

  9. Portion Control: Flow Meters Vs. Weight Control
    3/2/2015

    Royal Food Products, a manufacturer of dressing and sauces, had a decision to make: Continue with less than satisfactory portion control using flow meters or find some method of weighing an individual ingredient tank while hard piped to several adjacent supply tanks.  Royal’s Plant Engineer, Jerry Shemwell, turned to load cells for a workable solution.

  10. Metal Detection Solutions For Harsh Environments
    1/1/2015

    The Thermo Scientific APEX 500/300 HD metal detectors are designed to thrive where typical metal detectors may fail, eliminating expensive downtime, service costs and repair bills. The unique design offers the lowest total cost of ownership possible and can improve operational efficiency in many applications where standard metal detectors are in use today.