Whether you buy into this as a long-lasting development or regard it as just another fad, there are important implications for the meat industry. Because, when these flexitarians do choose to eat meat, it is more than likely they will seek out a premium cut and a high-quality product. Indeed, quality is a driving factor for many consumers in their purchases of meat – perhaps one of the lasting results of the horse meat scandal of 2013.
The challenges of a changing meat processing industry
As with most industries, the implications of Brexit are generating much discussion and conjecture among meat processors. It is still too early to predict what is likely to happen, but undoubtedly the sector is already experiencing intense competition, which has led to an even greater need to maximise productivity and efficiencies in the processing and packing operations. Nevertheless, this still has to be achieved while delivering consistent quality products – no one wants to suffer the high costs and loss of brand reputation of a recall.
Protecting Brand Reputation in the Dairy Industry
The dairy sector is seeing plenty of new product development and line extensions as consumers demand both to eat more healthily and to be able to snack on-the-move, while still enjoying the occasional treat.
Notable recent examples include beet yoghurt, protein ice cream, curd cottage cheese with fruit, and Kefir, all contributing to a projected global growth in demand for dairy of 2.5% pa to 2020.
Keeping your batch codes in place on frozen foods and ready meals
The frozen foods and ready meals sector is enjoying healthy growth. Manufacturers could look to their coding and marking equipment to ensure they are in good shape to grow with the sector.
Diversification in the Baked Goods Industry
The baked goods industry is changing – and inevitably any change impacts on all parts of an operation. So what are these changes and how might they affect your choice of coding machinery?
What is LASER?
Is it science fiction?
How does laser make a mark?
Next time you open a bottle of water, take a look at the sell by date. It could be on the cap, the label or the bottle itself. There is a choice of technologies which could be used to apply the code, and laser coding is becoming increasingly popular across many industries for variable coding. Laser coding applies a high resolution, or high quality code to product packaging, ...
Coding considerations for Baked Goods
The Baked Goods sector covers bread, biscuits, cakes as well as variants of these such as snack bars, pastries and rusks. As such a range of packaging solutions are used and so a consideration of the requirements of each is needed before deciding on the right coding solution.
How to avoid costly defects when switching between codes
Lean manufacturing aims for continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to reduce waste and add value. Companies may use a range of proven methods when applying lean principles, including Just-In-Time deliveries which offer such benefits as eliminating the need for high stock levels, and freeing up factory floor space.