From Plastic to Pasta

When Pasta Straws Save the Oceans But Pose a Potential Risk for People 500 million plastic straws are being used in the U.S. every day. That equates to an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day. ¹ While individual straws are relatively small, the amount of waste they create really adds up. There…

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Cultivating a Better Cocoa Supply Chain

Chocolate often conjures up images of happy children and sweet treats. While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. Today, more people are concerned about where their food comes from and want to ensure their purchases—such as chocolate—are responsibly sourced. To…

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Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

A Primer on 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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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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Halloween Food Safety Tips

Pumpkins, costumes and lots of treats: Halloween is almost here. Trick-or-treating is one of the main activities children usually do on that day. To make sure that you and your children stay safe and don’t risk a foodborne illness, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends following these tips: Food Allergies Food allergy symptoms…

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ProFood Tech 2019

ProFood Tech is North America’s most comprehensive food and beverage processing event. This biennial event is returning from 26 – 28 March 2019 and will open its doors at McCormick Place, Chicago. ProFood Tech offers a full range of food and beverage processing solutions. Increase your knowledge by visiting free educational seminars and expand your…

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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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