Although food grade lubricants have been in the market for years, a large portion of consumers and suppliers are still misinformed about the regulations and performance of food safe products. The lack of knowledge holds higher risk to chemical contamination during the manufacturing process and to address this, authorised organisations step in with strategies to grow world-wide advocacy on approved food grade lubricants. By Benjamin Teo, senior technical sales engineer and Laura Lai, marketing communications executive, Tecsia Lubricants Private Limited

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In the dynamic food and beverage industry, manufacturers constantly need to not only cope with increasing consumer demands, but also keep up with the latest trends and continuously innovate to retain consumer interest. Packaging is literally the face of a product and brand, so what can manufacturers do to keep their products in the eye of consumers? By Ryan Nowak, senior director, Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions APMEA, Havi Global Solutions

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Imagine a wet slippery surface that lets viscous liquids glide with ease. Now, imagine it as environmentally friendly, made from FDA-approved foods, and can be used in both food manufacturing and in packaging of liquid goods. Too good to be true? Well, not now! By Dave Smith, CEO, Liquiglide Incorporated

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Food allergies are probably the most frightening forms of allergic reaction, with symptoms ranging from very mild to severest form, anaphylaxis. Guaranteeing food safety is becoming increasingly difficult in the context of changing food habits and globalisation of supply. In light of this, what can manufacturers do to minimise the risk of allergen contamination? By David Newell, general manager & director of Business Development Asia Pacific Region, Matcon

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The food industry is always seeking more efficient ways to package food. What are the latest innovations for form, fill & seal technology today? By Martin Tanner, director, product management & marketing, and Robert Fesl, head of sales for liquid food product line thermoforming machines, Bosch

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As a major supplier to the global food system and consequently, contributor to the search for global food loss solutions, developing countries can play a big role by adopting better packaging options. By Nerlita M Manalili, Moises A Dorado and Robert Van Otterdijk, FAO

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Consumer confidence and the food industry’s reputation have been severely shaken by the recent series of food safety incidents. Integrating the failure mode and effect analysis method into the hazard analysis critical control point system can provide food manufacturers a much clearer picture and assist them in controlling the vital areas along the supply chain. By Wang Xiaochuan and Lu Qiang, China University of Mining and Technology

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With the unprecedented rates at which food and beverage products are launched each year, brand owners have to find ways to make their products stand out at the congested consumer space. Getting the right packaging that aligns with consumer trends and brand image may be the vital first step. By Jozef Salaerts, president, Crown Asia Pacific Holdings

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Infant nutrition pre-mixing which involves different recipes and minor and micro ingredients can be a tricky task, but the use of the right equipment can ensure efficiency to the process. By Hans Petterson, group sales director, Matcon

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The AEC may be looming near, but the lack of harmonised standards and regulations still serve as a trade barrier that prevents the food industry from realising its full potential. By Sherlyne Yong

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