Demands for food and beverage products are growing rapidly around the world and with consumer focus on shelf-life and hygiene, advances in packaging machinery can make companies more competitive and increase values of end product. By Vera Fritsche, head of packaging machinery, VDMA food processing and packaging machinery

Equipment such as checkweighers and X-ray systems can take on multiple roles as part of a fully integrated packing line, explains Ciaran Murphy, quality control business manager, Ishida Europe.

Heat and control’s business manager for packaging and inspection systems Robert Marguccio explores the inspection process.

People might pay more for smaller portions if the food successfully appeals to their senses of taste, smell and texture, research suggests.

Researchers have developed a test that accurately detects unwanted fillers and impurities in coffee. 

With the scandals that continue to plague China, consumers are looking towards established food producers who make product packaging and processing a serious business. By Didier Lacroix, senior VP, international sales & services, Cognex

In the wake of scandals undermining product quality and authenticity, what testing methods can be used to assure consumers that products are fit for consumption? By Dr Lauryn Bailey, global marketing manager, Food and Environmental Markets, AB SCIEX

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.

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