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Departments: Compliance Control

Food and beverage manufacturers must observe several broad-classes of compliance, with labeling perhaps being the most painful in terms of the number of errors and the impact on business. According to FDA, 51 percent of recent food and drug recalls were caused by a problem with the label, not with the product. Labeling has gotten more complicated in recent years as more federal and international requirements are added to an already long list of regulations. Most regulatory changes strive to balance the...

Departments: Picky Robots

Swiss chocolate manufacturer, Chocolat Frey, is benefiting from an investment in a high-speed robotic line that copes with 40 different packaging formats every day. The new Sigpack Systems line, which consists of eight Delta Robots, has reduced manual handling at Chocolat Frey’s Buchs factory by placing chocolates into blister packs, which are then loaded into cartons.

Departments: Conveyor System Doubles As Quick-Change Artist

With the profusion of regulations, microprocessor-based equipment, formulation, testing and other issues, the last thing that food packagers need to worry about is good old-fashioned material handling.

Departments: Incorporating Safety Into Plant Expansions

Completing a facility expansion in this day and age should involve more than simply ordering new machines and increasing the number of orders placed with suppliers. In today’s manufacturing environment, facility expansion plans also should include a careful evaluation of production methodologies, including a thorough analysis of safety processes and procedures.

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