The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has launched ePIF, a platform that allows manufacturers to share consistent and standardised information on food ingredients and finished products.

Guido Spix, director and CTO of Multivac Sepp Haggenmüllerse & co. KG, discusses how industry 4.0 can be used in constructing machines to suit one’s specific industrial needs.

In an exclusive interview, Dr Tan Sze, managing director, Nestlé Research and Development Centre Singapore, speaks to APFI on the importance of understanding nutritional needs of consumers in different markets, and utilising digital technology to reach today’s consumers. By Farah Nazurah

Advances in IIoT technologies, low-cost sensing and cloud computing have enabled the development of lightweight cloud solutions for functions such as data management, advanced analytics and OEE monitoring, facilitating rapid deployment for simplified multi-site implementation. Know more how Cloud solutions will help to increase communication and data access. By Keith Chambers, director of Operations and Execution Systems, Schneider Electric

Meat importer and supplier Huber’s Butchery took the leap from manual paperwork to automating their document management process to improve the efficiency and productivity of the business. Ryan Huber, managing director, explains their move.

Industry 4.0 describes the fundamental change of our production systems, connectivity and control concepts in the near future. How has the concept increasingly found its way into applications in production, and shaped the factory of the future by cyber-physical systems and advanced digitalisation? By Eberhard Klotz, head of industry 4.0 campaign, Festo AG & co. KG

The company’s strategic acquisition enables it to have a physical presence in nearly 450 locations across the US.

Though most consumers know of QR codes, not many know how to use them nor are they are given good reasons to use them. QR codes offer many opportunities for food manufacturers to tap into the Millennial population. By Jai Rastogi, vice president packaging, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Havi

The fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation, is slowly getting adopted by the food and beverage industry. With a rapid rise in automation expected, Markus Brettschneider, senior vice president, ABB Global Food & Beverage Applications, gives his views on the use of automation in the industry.

Maintaining food safety is key for food and beverage processors today. Andy Wong, channel sales manager, industry business, Schneider Electric Systems Singapore Private Limited, discusses a few tips for food manufacturers.

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