Microbial contamination can have huge impact on the profit and reputation of food manufacturers. With traditional methods too slow for the fast-acting distribution systems of today, there is a need to create faster detection methods and one possibility is through the use of biosensors. By Palmiro Poltronieri and Fabio Cimaglia, Institute of Sciences of Food Productions, CNR-ISPA

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With increasing focus on food safety, it is essential for food manufacturers to ensure that their processes are completely risk-free. Food grade lubricants have come a long way in recent years, but more knowledge is needed to navigate through the complexity. By Michael Colquhoun, category portfolio manager, white oil and food grade lubricants, Petro-Canada Lubricants

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Microbial organisms can metabolise selected ingredients of lubricants, but it is almost impossible to completely disinfect machine parts such as lubricated bearings. To avoid complications, H1 lubricants containing antimicrobial additives may be an ideal solultion. By Dr Martin Wünsch, head of research and development, Lubricant Consultant

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Conveying and distribution systems can affect the efficiency of a production line. Operators should consider these top ten factors before purchasing systems to get the best returns. By Roger Treacher, conveying product manager, tna

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With growing public awareness on food waste, authorities and manufacturers are stepping up their efforts in trying to reduce wastage. Fresh thinking on packaging designs can go a long way in this pursuit. By Julian Money, founder, and Richard Paradine, head of technical, Rapid Action Packaging

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Recent technological advances in continuous-process cooking and cooling have allowed food processors to significantly reduce their energy and water consumption, while achieving improved equipment and process return on investment. By Jim McMahon, Zebra Communications

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A beef product manufacturer in South Africa has seen great expansion over the last 25 years. The company turned to advanced product packaging system to cater to growing demands. By Annalisa Bellante, marketing & communication manager, Cama Group

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Often perceived as heavy investments that only big companies can afford, automated packing solutions have many hidden benefits that small and medium companies can enjoy as well. By Valeska Haux, senior director of corporate marketing, Multivac

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Going lean can help increase productivity of food and beverage production and processing plants. However, there are many considerations to think about before jumping on board. By Chew Ee Lin, Product Specialist, South Asia, Brady Corp

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Many people around the world are affected by food allergies, which are incurable conditions. In order to help manufacturers adhere to safety guidelines and labelling requirements, a guidance has been developed to increase knowledge. By Fintan Hastings, junior manager, EP relations & communications, FoodDrinkEurope

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