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Exploring Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry


By Darcy Simonis, ABB food and beverage Many manufacturers are turning to new technology to help them keep up. This article discusses the technology being used and the impact it is having on the industry.

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Reducing the Risk of Recalls

Reducing the Risk of Recalls


By Darcy Simonis, ABB food and beverage With research showing that only 21 per cent of all product recalls over the last decade were detected by the company themselves, it is more important than ever that food and beverage manufacturers review and prevent contamination and mislabeling. This article explores the rise of recalls and what food companies can do to mitigate this alarming trend.

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Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process

Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process


Working with OBG, Ithaca Beer Co. upgraded to a semi-automated brewing process based on the FactoryTalk Craft Brew solution from Rockwell Automation. The pre-configured solution offers control to customize and automate a craft brewhouse. And it is pre-engineered, -programmed, -tested and -validated, significantly reducing commissioning and startup time.

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Exploring Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry

By Darcy Simonis, ABB food and beverage Many manufacturers are turning to new technology to help them keep up. This article discusses the technology being used and the impact it is having on the industry.

Reducing the Risk of Recalls

By Darcy Simonis, ABB food and beverage With research showing that only 21 per cent of all product recalls over the last decade were detected by the company themselves, it is more important than ever that food and beverage manufacturers review and prevent contamination and mislabeling. This article explores the rise of recalls and what food companies can do to mitigate this alarming trend.

Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process

Working with OBG, Ithaca Beer Co. upgraded to a semi-automated brewing process based on the FactoryTalk Craft Brew solution from Rockwell Automation. The pre-configured solution offers control to customize and automate a craft brewhouse. And it is pre-engineered, -programmed, -tested and -validated, significantly reducing commissioning and startup time.

Fast-Growing Small Manufacturers Transformed with Automated Inventory Control

By Thomas R. Cutler Only when a small manufacturer has a grasp on operation elements can the promise of lean manufacturing and continuous process improvement be realized

Traceable Trust with Trust-Free Tech

By Darcy Simonis, ABB While Bitcoin itself has divided many and attracted criticism, the technology that it is built upon, the blockchain, has garnered significant interest due to its promise of immutable digital record-keeping. This article explains why the emerging technology stores the key to greater traceability and reduced food wastage.

Gourmet Mass Production

By Darcy Simonis, ABB Food and Beverage Gourmet food or haute cuisine is expected in high-end restaurants.Recently this style of cuisine has started to feed into daily cuisine choices, with more processed foods going gourmet. This article explains how manufacturers can get on board with this new trend.

Sensing The Rise of Vertical Farming

By Darcy Simonis, ABB Food and Beverage Vertical farming is the process of food being produced in vertically stacked layers, instead of on a single level such as in a field or greenhouse. The layers are commonly integrated into urban structures like skyscrapers, shipping containers and repurposed warehouses.

The Meat Retreat

By Darcy Simonis, ABB Food and Beverage While many of us are cutting animal products from out diets, it is vital the manufacturers adapt and work closely with their customers to develop a transparent, secure and efficient process.

Food Date Confusion and Traceability: Reducing waste in food manufacturing

By Darcy Simonis, ABB This article discusses how food manufacturers can help reduce consumer food waste due to label confusion.

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