Hidden “Flavours” In Your Herbal Health Products

It’s been about 10 years since authorities found the industrial chemical melamine1  in milk products that sickened many children in China. Since then, the country’s food industry has responded with national crackdowns to stop dangerous illegal additives from making their way into the nation, and into the global food market.…

Detecting “Forever Chemicals” In Food Packaging

The concept of “forever chemicals”—chemicals that do not break down once released into the environment—came as a surprise to many consumers at the release of the American legal thriller film, Dark Waters1,2,3. In this 2019 film, the real “star” might be the PFAS compound, or perfluoroalkyl substance, used in coatings…

Building Supply Chain Resilience By Ensuring Safe Facility Operations

As countries emerge from lockdown restrictions and food manufacturers are resuming operations, measures need to be put in place to safeguard the health and safety of employees. In an interview with Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI), Isaac Teh, Vice President and General Manager Food & Beverage Southeast Asia at Ecolab,…

Safe, Stable & Clean

The family business, Schindler & Wagner GmbH & Co KG (short:SCHIWA), has been one of the leading manufacturers of customised and standardised slicing systems in the sausage, ham and cheese industry for over 50 years. The FDA-compliant e-chains from igus help to meet the strict requirements for safety and hygiene. …

Trending: Latest Metal Detection Technology

In recent years, a metal detector has become a vital inspection machine to eliminate contaminated products from the production line to deliver safe products to consumers. Anritsu Infivis Co., Ltd. has been providing metal detector solutions for a wide range of food production lines in over 40 years since 1981…

Cutting Costs And Boosting Profits

The latest product inspection equipment can be used to reduce the Total Delivered Cost of packaged food. In the recent case of a US-based snack supplier, the financial savings were considerable, says Mettler Toledo. In today’s highly competitive globalised market, packaged food manufacturers are forever seeking new and more comprehensive…

GEA: Safety Is Served

GEA Offers Maximum Hygiene And Food Safety With Aseptic Blow Fill Bottling Technology It was ten years ago that GEA launched its innovative rotary Aseptic Blow Fill (ABF) bottling technology to the world. Since then, the concept has evolved to capture the imagination of sensitive beverage and liquid dairy producers…

Mintel: COVID-19 & The Food Manufacturing Industry

The APFI team reached out to analysts at Mintel to understand the severity of the impact of COVID-19 on the food manufacturing industry. Here's what they said:    Impact On Supply Chain As COVID-19 has reached global pandemic levels, the impact on people, businesses and society in general continues to…

Cracking The Food Safety Code In A Global Supply Chain

The global food market has grown considerably in recent years, benefiting from the globalisation of the food industry. However, with globalisation comes an increasingly complex food supply chain. In light of recent food safety scandals, food brands around the world are having on-going issues with consumer trust. But what precisely…
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