Andrew Manly, communications director, Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, AIPIA, shares his insight on the current and upcoming trends for packaging in the food and beverage industry.

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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.

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Spoilage organisms in food can grow depending on the type of food, packaging characteristics or storage environment. Existing microbial test methods rarely detect these, but a new technology is emerging to help processors improve shelf-life estimates and enhance food safety. By Alan Taylor, business manager- microbial detection, Mocon Incorporated

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Wash water used in the production of fresh produce always contains a residual disinfectant to reduce microbial load. Today, more countries are trending towards alternative disinfectants such as chlorine dioxide rather than traditional oxidising agents such as chlorine. What are the advantages of this? By David Hird, application specialist, Palintest Limited

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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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How do you ensure products are packaged properly in each and every box that goes out of the processing factory? Checkweighers are an easy answer. By Santhosh Ramakrishnan, business development manager, Precia Molen Asia Pacific

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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.

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Kneading techniques are an essential basic element of baking, and with the increasing consumer demand for bakery products, manufacturers need to produce these in faster and more efficient manners while still guaranteeing taste. How can this be done? By Claire Auffrédou, marketing manager, VMI

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

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Seasonings and sauces have long played an important role not only in taste of our foods, but also in our cultures, especially in Asia. With technology advancing rapidly today, how do we maintain the balance with traditional craftsmanship? By Lee Kum Kee

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