processed pet foods

Consumer trends and what they mean for pet food processing

The US pet food market is booming. In 2018, Americans spent more than $30 billion on food of a total $72 billion spent on pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. Pets are becoming full-fledged members of more and more households.

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Aseptic Food Processing Soda Line

Ensuring product safety in aseptic food processing

Aseptic food processing can produce high-quality packaged goods that are shelf-stable for long periods. However, if not properly produced and packaged, aseptic foods can be dangerous to the consumer. Consider these six steps to ensure product safety.

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e-commerce operational challenges in legacy food and beverage plants

The e-commerce effect on food processors

Turn operational challenges for food e-commerce into functional improvements

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aseptic processing beverage line

9 critical considerations for aseptic processing in food and beverage

Whether you’re doing a brand refresh, looking to reach new consumers or want to expand your product offerings, adding aseptic processing for your food and beverage manufacturing can be a boon for your operations.

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Stainless steel liquid mixing equipment, an important scale up consideration

12 dos and dont’s when scaling up food production

Now is a time of great opportunity for food entrepreneurs. Consumers are demanding more choices, and e-commerce is connecting buyers and sellers worldwide. Food startups can grow in new ways and more rapidly than was previously possible, but when success maxes out production capacity, the entrepreneur faces a new challenge — scaling up food production to keep up with demand.

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Effective and Efficient Waste-stream Management in a Food Facility

Effective and efficient waste-stream management for food facilities

Every manufacturer must address it—the ever-present elephant in the room: WASTE. Companies small and large, across all industries, are faced with waste in their manufacturing process. From raw ingredients to packaging, every stage of the manufacturing process must take waste-stream management into consideration.

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Leveraging your Packaging Consulting Engineer

Leveraging your packaging consulting engineer

It’s true – you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression. For a manufacturing company, a customer’s first impression often comes in the form of product packaging. It would seem fitting then that experts would be engaged in developing packaging to ensure best practices are being utilized in an efficient and aesthetically pleasing way.

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FSMA: Engineering for Food Safety

FSMA: engineering for food safety

Food safety is non-negotiable.

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Taste is King

Taste is king

Understanding quirks, objectives and language are challenging for food industry engineers and consumers alike. While eating is necessary for nutritious living, it also has to be a pleasurable experience. Food products are aimed to please the consumer in several ways. Engineers are consistently taught about ideal processes based on purity and degree of polymerization, but flavor, despite its importance, gets overlooked.

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Improving Operations Can Save Real Dough

Improving operations can save real dough

Like any resource-constrained industry facing uncertain demands and external competition, the food industry is under constant pressure to reduce operating expenses, shorten lead times, improve flexibility and increase throughput. Designing new facilities or expanding existing ones is an expensive undertaking and is often ranked low on a list of options for companies.

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