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Food Industry Update

Water scarcity poses major threat to food industry, Nestlé CEO says

March 1, 2013
During his keynote speech at the annual City Food Lecture in London on Feb. 25, Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke warned that water scarcity is one of the greatest threats facing the food industry.
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Report criticizes food companies for mismanaging farm animal welfare

March 1, 2013
A recently published report reveals that farm animal welfare is not being properly managed and reported by the food industry.
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Food companies look to new customers for increased product sales, survey finds

March 1, 2013
Survey participants, which were drawn from companies across the food and beverage industry, are confident sales will increase 13% compared to 2011 and project net profits to rise by almost 6%.
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Hawaii food producer takes big bite out of waste costs

‘Muffin Monster’ grinder combines with compactor to deliver 50% reduction in waste handling
March 1, 2013

Faced with escalating waste disposal haul-away costs, one of Hawaii’s largest food manufacturers and distributors sought out a new solution -- a giant grinder that literally chewed the company's disposal costs in half.


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Safety key for meat processing plants

March 1, 2013
Although safety is a top priority for all food manufacturers, meat and poultry processors face stricter control and tougher regulation. However, these are not the only challenges they have to deal with.
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Obtaining Accurate Viscosity Measurements for Food and Beverages

February 28, 2013
In the food processing industry, manufacturers are looking for two things: taste and texture. Texture is the “feeling” in the mouth when the product is eaten. It is usually assessed by measuring the product’s viscosity, defined as the resistance of a fluid that is being deformed by either shear or tensile stress, but usually thought of as its “thickness.”
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Versatile, High Performance Fluid Handling & Flow Control for Food Processors

February 28, 2013
Food processors face numerous challenges to achieving efficient fluid handling and flow control. Transferring and dispensing highly viscous products, or products with high concentrations of solids, can each bring a certain set of problems, while handling shear sensitive products can bring a whole other set.
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High Shear Mixing and Single-Pass Emulsification

February 1, 2013

Consider an ultra-high shear mixer for your single-pass emulsification requirements. Advantages include simple operation, high throughput rates, consistent product quality, easy cleaning procedure and low maintenance.


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National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods restarts food safety work

January 31, 2013
The committee is charged with providing recommendations on microbiological criteria that indicate whether foods have been adequately and appropriately processed.
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Automation expenditures in food & beverage industry to top $7 billion by 2016, report predicts

January 31, 2013
The report, titled “Automation Expenditures for Food and Beverage Worldwide Outlook,” examines the market for automation products and systems in food and beverage products and ingredients manufacturing.
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