Category: Food Processing

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Nanotechnology in Food Processing

Discover how nanotechnology in food processing is changing the industry.

Since as far back as history can remember, humans have been trying to find ways to preserve their food. After all, we use food processing technology to preserve our food and keep it tasting good.

But over the past few years, there has been a new trend that is set to revolutionize the food processing industry: nanotechnology. With nanotechnology for food processing, food can be transported and stored for longer. And that’s only the beginning.

Whether you’re a consumer or a professional in the industry, staying on top of this trend is critical. In this post, we’ll discuss food nanotechnology and how it is starting to impact the food processing industry.

Food Nanotechnology: Nano-encapsulation

We know that nano-encapsulation sounds complicated, but it’s actually easier to understand you’d think. Imagine small capsules at the atomic level that can interact with food. The application of nanocapsules are endless. They can deliver key components to help food stay preserved, or even trap odors or bacteria.… Read more

How to Use Technology for Healthier Food Packaging

There’s no question that plastic packaging has a negative impact on the health of the environment and the consumer. Consumer demand for less harmful alternatives has sparked a rush of innovative food packaging solutions.

What about recycling? While recycling has its benefits, it still requires a lot of energy for the material to be reused. Plastic is good at its job, which is why only the best technology in smart food packaging is seeing results.

Smart food packaging will only become more important for food manufacturers and their customers as time goes on. To help you stay at the forefront of this trend, we’re going to break down some of the most promising food packaging technology. Below, you’ll learn about three health driven technologies in the food packaging industry.

Close up of equipment at a food packaging factory

Discover food packaging technology to improve the health of consumers and the environment.

Self-Heating Smart Food Packaging

Smart food packaging continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of consumers.… Read more

How to Make Your Food Processing Eco-Friendly

There’s never been a time where consumers are more knowledgeable about food and what they’re putting into their bodies. Environmentally friendly food manufacturing has gone from simply an option, to the dominating preference of consumers.

Food manufacturers need to start eco-friendly processing practices if they want to stay competitive. These days, many food manufacturers are learning that sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a real consumer preference that can impact your bottom line!

Despite knowing all this, the question remains: How can you make your food processing eco-friendly? Below you’ll discover the ways you can implement environmentally friendly food manufacturing and the benefits that come along with them.

Stainless steel tanks in a food processing plant.

Learn how to make your food processing plant more eco-friendly.

Energy Efficiency and Eco-Friendly Food Processing

Did you know that many food manufacturers don’t conduct an annual energy audit? Energy is like any other raw material that goes into your production process. Unfortunately, it’s rarely thought of that way.… Read more

The Non-Thermal Pasteurization Market: What You Need to Know

The future is now. Just like when electric cars changed the way people thought about driving, non-thermal pasteurization is doing the same thing with food processing technology.

It’s partly due to the rise of how consumers are viewing the health and sustainability of their food with greater importance. While there are several non-thermal pasteurization methods, the common thread is that it doesn’t expose food to elevated temperatures like its thermal pasteurization counterpart.

A fruit processing plant in operation.

Get an inside look at the non-thermal pasteurization market.

It might not come as too much of a surprise that the growing health-consciousness paired with an increasing hectic lifestyle is driving the growth of non-thermal pasteurization. We’re going to give you a detailed look into the non-thermal pasteurization market, so you have the information you need about this booming industry.

Non-Thermal Pasteurization Market Overview

Non-thermal pasteurization is an alternative food processing technology that allows greater sustainability and efficiency when converting raw food items into finished products.… Read more

New or Used Industrial Food Processing Equipment? How to Decide.

It’s that time again. You’ve gotten the most you’re going to get out of your industrial food processing equipment and it’s time to ask yourself the age-old question: Should I invest in brand new equipment or find something reconditioned?

Refurbished food processing equipment will certainly be more affordable up front. But what seller should you go with? And won’t brand new equipment give you more mileage and provide more bang for your buck in the long term?

With all these thoughts and questions running through your head while also considering budget, ROI, and performance, it can be difficult to make the decision. Reconditioned or new?

Here are some questions to help you weigh the pros and cons to both new and reconditioned equipment, and guide you towards the right decision for your needs.

Questions to Ask about New vs. Reconditioned Food Processing Equipment

A piece of equipment used in a food processing facility

When considering new or refurbished food processing equipment, you’ll want to consider up-front cost, expected lifespan, repairs, and customization options.

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