Food: safety/integrity/sustainability

Reducing Food Waste in Food Manufacturing Companies

7 Tips to Reducing Food Waste in Food Manufacturing Companies

As consumers and brands increasingly focus on environmental and social sustainability, more and more food manufacturers are defining goals to tackle food waste during production. Statistics confirm that reducing food waste in food manufacturing companies is a pressing topic: 620 million people worldwide suffer from famine while one third, or 1.3 Gtonnes, of the food …

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Farm operator using food traceability solutions on a mobile device

Digital Food Traceability Solutions – 5 Essential Benefits for Food Manufacturers

In an increasingly complex global food supply chain, manufacturers, growers, and distributors alike are pushed to ramp up their traceability procedures and efforts to implement transparency1. Most food manufacturers already have food traceability systems in place to detect food safety non-conformances. However, advancing digital lean manufacturing practices, and Industry 4.0 technologies such as IIoT (Industrial …

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Digital Lean Manufacturing

6 Reasons Why Digital Lean Manufacturing Is the Future of Food Production

Digital lean manufacturing is a relatively new term for the food industry, although traditional lean manufacturing has long been implemented to increase efficiency and reduce waste. What has started in the car manufacturing industry to reduce waste and increase value for the customer, has subsequently been adopted by other industries, including large food manufacturing companies. …

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Food production: It’s high time to digitise processes

Accelerating the time to market of their products is one of the key objectives of most food manufacturers, as it means delivering fresher products of very high quality much faster to the consumer – saving time and money and increasing customer satisfaction. But the complexities of large-scale food production are often guided by a set …

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Food Quality Best Practices for Sourcing Raw Materials

Raw materials are a cornerstone of your final food product. It is, therefore, essential that these ingredients meet your quality specifications as well as regulatory food safety standards to ensure that you deliver high-quality end products to your customers. As part of food quality best practice for sourcing raw material sourcing, consider these following factors …

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5 Easy Steps to Avoid Cold Storage Breakdowns in Summer

Hot summer days regularly lead to cold storage breakdowns that can happen across the whole cold chain – in supermarket freezers and refrigerated distribution centres as well as in cooled transportation units. Recordings of iMonitor’s temperature monitoring devices show how important proactive temperature management is, especially in the summer months. The impact of ambient temperatures …

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How to Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the Food Supply Chain

Foodborne illness outbreaks can have serious health consequences for customers. The involved food businesses also often face high costs as well as significant reputation damage. Each day, almost 500 New Zealanders fall ill from food poisoning, according to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Foodborne illness can cause mild to severe symptoms, ranging from stomach …

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How IIoT creates a stronger cold chain

Each year, almost one third of the world’s produced food is lost or wasted somewhere along the food supply chain, according to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). It means that 1.6 billion tons of food valuing 1 trillion US-Dollars are thrown away every year. This incredibly high amount illustrates the …

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How to Improve your Food Safety Management with Risk Categories, Alerts, and Escalations

Food safety is a serious issue that still affects people on a global scale. Each year, unsafe food causes 600 million foodborne diseases and 420 000 deaths globally (WHO). It is, therefore, no wonder that 60 percent of people worldwide are worried about food safety and that consumed food could harm them within the next …

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The 8 most important Food Safety Factors every Food Business Should Know

Not taking food safety practices seriously can pose significant business risks to food businesses. The lack of food safety compliance might not only affect the health of customers and staff but can also cause serious damage to the food company’s reputation. However, improper handling and preparation of food are still causing most of the occurring …

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