The growing number of food-borne incidents have raised consumer awareness and applied pressure on hotels, restaurants and food manufacturers to ensure food safety. This can be achieved with a food safety management system that checks against all possible sources of contamination. By Sandy Bucao, GM, Intertek Group

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Volumetrically dosing and filling applications with high viscosity, pasty or filled liquids in the food and beverage industry could be handled much easier and cheaper with pumps and fillings systems based on the endless piston principle. By Wolfgang Merklein, MD, ViscoTech Asia Read more...
The Asia Pacific region is playing a dominant role in the growth of the global fruit and vegetables market. New vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging systems can help fresh produce processors fulfil growing consumer demands. By Chee Lee, sales manager Asia, tna Read more...
With the industry being more vigilant about identifying potential contamination sources across the entire product chain, food grade lubricants are slowly getting the spotlight. Modern lubricants are able to enhance machine performance and eliminate unwanted safety risks. By EM Stempfel, global product manager, Fuchs Lubritech Read more...
Product inspection is becoming more critical than ever in the global food supply chain. The choice of the two dominant technologies—metal detection and x-ray—is a matter of finding the best fit for the application. By Neil Giles, marketing communications manager, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Read more...
The ongoing demands by both consumers and the major supermarkets for improvements in quality, consistency and value has led to significant changes in the way products are produced and packaged. While we may be aware of the benefits that packaging materials and concepts bring to improving shelf life, the role which automation plays is often understated. By Bob Hinchcliffe, MD, Quasar Automation Read more...
The risk of slip, trip and fall injuries are more prevalent in food and drink industries than most other industries. Some simple measures can go a long way in eliminating preventable hazards and ensuring the safety of your valuable workforce. By Aloysius Lim, product specialist, Brady Corp Asia Read more...
With far flung consequences, it is the onus of the entire food industry to ensure that food safety is maintained. Contamination, be it chemical or biological, can be minimised by measures taken in the kitchen. By Sherlyne Yong Read more...
While humans possess distinct advantages in intuitive thinking and strategic management, machine vision is vastly superior for many quality assurance processes in terms of speed and reliability. By Didier Lacroix, senior VP, International Sales & Services, Cognex Read more...
As global food systems become more complex, meat traceability systems can help address consumers’ growing demand to know more about the origins of their food. The answer can be found in the DNA. By Amanda Pokorny, VP marketing, IdentiGEN North America Read more...
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