Author - Deagle

The Importance of Sourcing Locally

There’s a great advantage to sourcing locally for any Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or company, especially in the United States today. But it remains an overshadowed alternative against international sourcing, the industry’s sure and trusted route for past decades.  Many OEMs maintain international supply chains for valid reasons, such as cheaper labor, unique craftsmanship, cheaper raw materials and more.  A reckoning is starting to take shape, as issues such as lower quality of products and increased reports of child labor in foreign supply favorites like China and India continue to surface. More and more OEMs are starting to consider sourcing their [...]

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Robotics Revolutionizing Food Manufacturing

Robots are now commonplace in almost every industry, and as always, they continue to surprise and revolutionize what we know as work. Even with constant worry among humans that robots are coming to steal jobs and cause massive unemployment, there’s still no doubt that robots make work happen faster and that they are way better than humans. Of the many industries robots are making a statement in, food manufacturing is a standout. On the surface, food manufacturing doesn’t seem to need robots – it’s a personal process. But it does, especially on a commercial level. Below we explore how robots are [...]

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Preserving Food Texture from Production to Consumption

When describing food, customers have always used color, size, and taste as the central defining attributes. In conversation, a food item can be characterized as sweet, bitter, sour, spicy, firm, tender, or as colorful. One primary physical attribute almost always gets ignored, even though it is the best possible way to define how a food item feels in the mouth. That attribute is texture. Importance of Food Texture for The Consumer’s Experience Texture in food, much like texture in clothing, is determined by how an item feels on touch (this time in the mouth), hence variations like crunchy, squishy, rough, soft and [...]

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The Truth Behind the Ugly Produce Movement

In the US alone, about $218 billion is spent on food that never reaches consumers and is never eaten by anyone. The food waste crisis is severe, with about 30 – 40% of the food supply going to waste every year, according to the USDA. That translates to 63 million tons of food waste every year. This amount of waste has some dire impacts on climate, resource conservation, and also – food security. Food that would otherwise have been used to feed hungry families is sent off to landfills, where it breaks down to methane, contributing to climate change. Further, [...]

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Reusable and Sustainable Food Packaging to Reduce Waste

Islands of plastic are plaguing the ocean waters, leaving a considerable amount of sea life without a habitat or dead due to the corrosive chemicals. Landfills are pushed to their limits, which provides an unhealthy environment for those living around them. The leading cause of this widespread problem is the packaging used for essential food items that are not reusable and sustainable. Although many options have been explored, not much has been accomplished to curb this problem. The solution to this problem may be found in the development of innovative and convenient packaging that can be reused to stop the [...]

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Food Packaging Machinery Growth Expected to be Above CAGR 6%

The food processing sector has evolved over the years, prioritizing innovation and new ideas on how this sector can effectively grow and impact the entire population. The hype for improvised food packaging and handling systems has been around for quite a while, and many different types of new machinery have been tried and tested. The benefits of the development of this new machinery will show positive growth that is over 6% the Compound Annual Growth Rate. What is the cause behind this growth? Which companies have caused this growth? Historical Growth. The historical growth of the Food Processing and Handing sector has [...]

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