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8 Reasons Why You Need Automated Packaging

If you’re frustrated by your packaging line’s inability to meet demand, or by high labor or material costs, it may be time to automate. Here are eight reasons why you should consider automated packaging.

1. You Need to Improve Order Accuracy and Efficiency

Why X-Ray Food Inspection Is Critically Important for Food Safety

Food processors need to control and verify the safety of their products or face great risk to their consumers, and to their companies’ futures.

One of these ways is with the use of X-ray food inspection machines.

The Growing Need for Food Packaging Automation

The need for new and better food packaging is expanding and with it, the need for new and better food packaging automation. Last year’s Packaging Machinery Market Report projected that the global packaging machinery market will grow by more than 50% over the next five years. In fact, automation is the most impactful trend affecting manufacturing operations today (according to Food Engineering Magazine). Food packaging automation can be used for almost anything including canning, container cleaning, filling, bagging, unpacking, bottling, sealing, check weighing, wrapping, heat sealing, case forming, labelling and palletizing, just to name a few of their many possible functions.

Why Buying a Quality Food Metal Detector is so Important

A single metal bit can take a significant bite out of your company’s profits. For example in 2015, Kraft recalled nearly a quarter of a million cases of Mac and Cheese after metal shards were discovered in some boxes. Also in 2015, Unibright Foods recalled nearly 50,000 pounds of prepared meat products after discovering “extraneous metal materials,” and Kellogg recalled 2.8 million boxes of Bite Size Frosted and Unfrosted Mini-Wheats “due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.” Each of these unfortunate incidences highlight the importance of installing a quality food metal detector on your production line.

The 3 Biggest Reasons Why Food Packaging Containers Matter

food packaging containersAt TDI Packsys we like to say we’re the perfect package. That’s because we deliver top-of-the-line food packaging containers and film at competitive prices. We know not every company gives their packaging the attention it deserves. Those who ignore packaging, however, may pay a price. Consumer packaging expectations have grown significantly over the years and studies have shown that products sell better with better packaging.

Now Members of FPSA and PMMI

TDI PACKSYS is excited to be a new member of two respected industry organizations. Our memberships in both FPSA and PMMI will allow us to learn, grow and better serve our clients.

4 Creative Food Packaging Trends For 2018

foodRoughly 52% of citizens around the globe make purchase decisions partially based on packaging that shows a brand is making a positive environmental and social impact. It makes sense then that packaging products can actually have a pretty big influence on consumer purchasing decisions. Trends come and go when it comes to food packaging materials, and sometimes they can be unpredictable.

Common Misconceptions About Food Inspection

food packaging distributorsEvery year, consumers are affected by food products that didn't get thoroughly inspected. Whether it's metal, bacteria, or another type of contaminant, food packaging facilities are responsible for ensuring food products are safe for consumption. While food inspection standards are made to ensure this is done, there are still some misconceptions regarding food inspection.

Food Inspection Basics: Meat and Poultry

food inspectionWhen it comes to food inspection, efficiency and effectiveness are crucial. This is particularly true when it comes to food products like meat and poultry. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is in charge of making sure these food products are handled and labeled safely.

Checkweigher Machines: What Are They and How Can I Benefit From Them?

checkweigher machines

Throughout the food packaging industry, checkweigher machines are commonly used to weight product items as they pass through the production line. These machines allow manufacturers to have an overview of production data including production counts, batch tracking, and total weights, including approved or rejected weights. With that in mind, this article is going to serve as an overview as to why checkweigher machines are used and what they do.