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