With National Food Safety month in full swing, and Pack Expo 2016 on the way, InduSoft is exploring how best practices for food and beverage packaging can improve food safety outcomes globally. Generally food quality takes priority when it comes to food safety regulation, but storage of food and beverage product and ingredients and their packaging can play just as key a role in maintaining the integrity and safety of food products.
Food safety and quality standards play a large role in the design and implementation of food processing, and InduSoft has worked hard to develop HMI software that enables machine builders and system integrators in the food and beverage industry to adhere to the strict health and safety guidelines set by government and independent regulatory agencies. Continue reading
Food recalls are growing more common, with a massive frozen food recall for Listeria contamination in the United States that includes 358 products. It is estimated that the annual cost of medical treatment, lost productivity and food illness-related mortality in the United States may be $93 billion, mostly due to Salmonella and Listeria. Over 90% of recalls were the result of salmonella contamination, affecting more than 4.3 million pounds. What is even more shocking is that this number is ten times greater than in 2014. Continue reading
Columbia is one of the highest producers of milk and dairy products within Latin America. In 2011, the production of milk was about 14,500 lbs. However, Colombia’s dairy industry is facing challenges from free trade agreements in Latin America and the high cost of producing and processing milk in Colombia. As a result, many milk production facilities are looking for ways to increase the efficiency of processing milk and dairy.
InduSoft recently concluded the China International Industry Fair 2013 in Shanghai, China. InduSoft presented from the booth of partner ICP-DAS. The InduSoft team was able to make a few observations during the show this year that should lead to exciting market trends in the near future. Continue reading
InduSoft Web Studio was recently demonstrated at the Unified wine and Grape Symposium, a conference for vintners. Quantum Automation showcased an application built on the InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software platform, and deployed on a laptop connected to a 19” flat panel display. Continue reading