The food processing industry exists on the cutting edge. It’s at the center of its own world of research and development — not to mention a cultural and regulatory landscape that is constantly in flux. As such, food processors and manufacturers alike have to keep ahead of trends in order to best serve the consumer.
At PacMoore, we not only pay close attention to new food processing technology and processes, we actually put them into practice.
The food industry is under the microscope of food scientists and industry regulators. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is constantly updating standards to match new science. Regulatory bodies around the world are keenly aware of evolving health science. For example, national and local governments in just the last few years have released guidance on packaging and labeling products that are high in sugar or those that make use of GMOs. It’s incumbent on the food processor to keep up with shifting regulations.
Impact of Personal Preference
Regulatory is just the start. At the end of the day, it’s the consumer who has the most impact on how food is processed. Seemingly overnight, consumer trends can take food processors into new territory. Take gluten-free, whole grain and organic food products, for example. Demand has skyrocketed — not because of new techniques or government regulations, but because consumers get what they want.
With a changing landscape comes technology and food processing equipment to meet new challenges. This is especially true when it concerns food safety. One example of a technological advancement that is gaining visibility for the future of the food industry is biometric screening. We generally think of biometric screening in relation to human genome evaluation. However, this technology appears to have much broader applications. In essence, this technology will provide food manufacturers with the ability to use hand-held devices to sample and scan for the existence of harmful microbes and pathogens.
How the PacMoore Innovation Lab Puts Us Ahead of the Game
The PacMoore Innovation Lab exemplifies our commitment to new technologies and processes that work for you. In this facility we regularly add extrusion capabilities to improve our processes. Our skilled team gets exposure to hands-on training so that we can effectively implement them. The lab serves primarily as a platform for PacMoore and its customers to collaborate to improve processes and develop new and unique products for our customers to bring to market.
The PacMoore team is devoted to constant improvement, and it shows in our results. We’re a forward-thinking company that prioritizes safe, efficient processes on behalf of our customers.
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