Food fraud and digitalization are trending topics

Six Top Food Trends for 2019

Whether it’s responding to concerns about plastic waste, improving labelling accuracy or making the most of advances in automation and data-exchange, 2019 is going to be an interesting year for the food sector. This article considers the six top trends that look set to transform the way food is made, packaged and inspected during the…

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Statistical quality control solutions play a major role

Optimize Food Packaging Applications

For operations that fill their products at a fast pace, there are many elements to consider to protect your business, including: How can I reduce filling costs? How can I ensure compliance? How can I reduce my risk for contamination? Statistical quality control solutions play a major role in meeting these requirements, as well as…

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Understanding The Differences Between HACCP and HARPC

Understanding The Differences Between HACCP and HARPC

The similarities between HACCP and HARPC include the requirement for conducting a hazard analysis, implementing controls, monitoring and corrective actions. However, as this white paper shows, HARPC’s food safety plan requirements are more comprehensive than the traditional HACCP system. Unlike HACCP, Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) is not a global standard, but an…

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Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

An Introduction to the Differences between Metal Detection and X-ray Technologies For decades, product inspection for food has incorporated two main technologies: Metal Detection (MD) and X-ray (XR). Both technologies have been integrated into quality control protocols for food manufacturers around the world. Through the years there have been enhancements to both technologies to improve…

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Knowing the sugar concentration in your product is essential for compliance purposes and to meet customers'expectations.

Sugar Content Determination Guide

The Ultimate Sugar Content Determination guide reviews different methods of sugar content determination using refractometry, density, titration, spectrophotometry and moisture analyzers, depending on the product and requirements. In today’s largely consumed sweetened foods and beverages, sugar concentration ranges from very low to high depending on the purpose of its addition. The exact sugar content is…

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How to improve worker safety

How Food Processing Equipment Can Improve Worker Safety

Each year over 5,000 injuries in food and drink manufacturing are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK alone. Although this figure is high, workplace injuries in this industry have almost halved since the ‘A Recipe for Safety’ initiative was introduced in 1990. Whilst this is a considerable improvement, the food and drink manufacturing sector still has a lot to do to reduce injury rates in the manufacturing sector as a whole.

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