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The latest information and thought leadership for labelling systems in the food manufacturing industry

How to get real-time data from the packaging hall

Jun 19, 2017 | Graham Podmore | food packaging

Access to real-time data is crucial for factories to excel in both food safety and efficiency. Recording real-time events is essential in order to provide an accurate understanding of efficiency and downtime losses, enabling proactive steps to be taken to improve.

Food labelling best practices to avoid a product recall

Jun 14, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance, food labelling

Best practices in labelling are just as important as best practices in production. Your customers rely on you to communicate accurately with them (such as listing the correct ingredients or allergens) and when things are incorrectly labelled – potentially resulting in a product recall – your brand's reputation is put at risk.

How can I improve date coding and packaging accuracy?

May 24, 2017 | Graham Podmore | food packaging

Accurate date coding and food packaging is essential to today’s food and drink manufacturers who need to cut costs and improve quality in their packaging process in order to meet increased customer expectation and improve efficiency in the packaging hall.

Date coding and IIoT: How future-proof is your AutoCoding solution?

May 16, 2017 | Graham Podmore | IIoT

We’re in the midst of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) revolution and now more than ever, food manufactures should not only be embracing automation and IIoT technology, but looking at their existing solutions to ensure their systems are sustainable and future-proof.

What does IIoT mean to food manufacturers?

May 10, 2017 | Graham Podmore | IIoT

Industry 4.0 is a new approach to technology to achieve results that just weren’t possible 10 year ago. Dubbed as the fourth industrial revolution, there’s no avoiding buzzwords like this and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). But what exactly is it and what might it mean for food manufacturers?

3 common packaging line pitfalls

May 2, 2017 | Graham Podmore

In any factory there should be a desire to ensure that packaging lines are working to the maximum efficiency and output. Failure to do so results in higher operating costs and reduced profits.

How to label allergens correctly and avoid a product recall

Apr 27, 2017 | Graham Podmore | food labelling

Reports of undeclared allergens are increasing therefore food manufacturers need to be more vigilant when it comes to food labelling and the packaging of their products.

5 most common causes of packaging line mistakes

Apr 25, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance

It's vitally important for food manufacturers to recognise the issues that lead to mistakes on the packaging line and how they can prevent them. Otherwise, they could expose themselves to the risk of a costly and reputation-damaging product recall.

How can I improve the efficiency of audits and traceability searches?

Apr 10, 2017 | Graham Podmore

The number of food product recalls and packaging scandals in recent years has made many consumers cautious about what exactly they are eating. As a response to this, demand for traceability in the food manufacturing industry has increased. 

How to prevent a product recall and achieve packaging compliance

Apr 5, 2017 | Graham Podmore | packaging compliance

The implications of a product recall in the food and drink industry can be very costly for the manufacturer, both in terms of financial losses and damage done to the reputation of the brand.

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