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2018 Manufacturing Survey: Sunny Expectations

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Call them cockeyed optimists if you will, but food industry professionals are riding into 2018 with great expectations, based on findings in Food Processing’s 17th annual Manufacturing Outlook Survey.

Four out of five survey respondents say they either are very optimistic or somewhat optimistic about the prospects for the New Year, the most upbeat attitude in at least five years. At the other extreme, barely 1 percent indicate they are very pessimistic, one-third the ratio of a year ago.

Optimism increases with headcount, with respondents from the largest organizations most confident riding into 2018. Those at companies with 50 or fewer employees were relatively downbeat, although the outlook at firms with 51-100 workers topped all demographic categories.

The protein sector–meat, poultry and seafood–topped all product categories in terms of positive outlook, closely followed by confections and sauces and condiments.

Anticipated increases in plant production help explain survey participants’ expectations. Only 15 percent think throughput will be flat or down somewhat, about half the proportion in the last three years. More expect their facility to rack up double-digit throughput increases than single digits.

Expectations for corporate performance are more mixed, with almost half indicating overall production will be roughly the same. One-third believe their facility’s production boost will come at the expense of other plants in the company’s network.

Slightly more than half believe facility staffing will increase, the highest proportion in at least five years. Only 6.3 percent foresee staff reductions, another recent-history low.

Food safety continues to rank as the top food manufacturing issue, both in terms of overall importance and in the number of food professionals who rank it No 1. Cost control had the second highest average ranking, but worker safety was rated first by a higher proportion, with 17 percent of respondents saying it is the most important issue. More professionals rated automation and capacity expansion as more important than cost control. Almost one-quarter reserve the top spot for food safety.

Food safety failures are costly, both in financial terms and in lost public and customer confidence. Some observers put the average direct cost of a recall at $10 million. Almost one in eight survey participants said their companies experienced a product recall in the past 12 months.

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Food Processing Equipment Market 2018

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Global Food Processing Equipment Market Analysis Report studies latest Food Processing Equipment industry trends, development aspects, market gains and Food Processing Equipment industry scenario during the forecast period (2018-2023). The fundamental overview of Food Processing Equipment industry, key market segments, product description, Food Processing Equipment applications are presented in this report. Global Food Processing Equipment Market report provides the details related to fundamental Food Processing Equipment overview, development status, technological advancements, market dominance and market dynamics. The past data pertaining to Food Processing Equipment industry along with present and forecast market scenario will drive useful business decisions.

Global Food Processing Equipment Market Report includes top Food Processing Equipment manufacturers along with their company profile, Food Processing Equipment growth aspects, opportunities and threats to the market development. Global Food Processing Equipment report lists the details related to demand and supply, consumption ratio, sales margin, production capacity, cost analysis and factors affecting the growth of Food Processing Equipment. This report presents the Food Processing Equipment industry analysis from 2011-2017 and then provides forecast details from 2018-2023. An up-to-date Food Processing Equipment industry details related to industry events, import/export scenario, market share is covered in this report.

Global Food Processing Equipment Market report evaluates the market on basis of key regions like North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, Spain etc.), South America (Brazil, Argentina etc.), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia etc.), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa etc.). A complete analysis of Food Processing Equipment Strengths and risk factors of the market development will provide the way for determining the investment feasibility.

Global Food Processing Equipment market studies the market driving forces, limiting factors to the market growth, all the qualitative and quantitative data related to Food Processing Equipment industry. All the relevant points related to Food Processing Equipment  industry performers, competitive market scenario, segmented analysis, consumer volume, Food Processing Equipment manufacturing cost, and innovative strategies followed by key players are evaluated in this report.

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Food Processing and Packaging Equipment Market Growth Rate Survey 2017-2022

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Global market study ” Food Processing and Packaging Equipment Market ” in-depth Research of the Food Processing and Packaging Equipment market state and the competitive landscape globally. Analyses the important factors of the Food Processing and Packaging Equipment market based on present industry situations, market demands, business strategies utilized by Food Processing and Packaging Equipment market players and the future prospects from various angles in detail. The report also presents forecasts for Food Processing and Packaging Equipment Market from 2017 till 2023.

In this report, the Food Processing and Packaging Equipment market worth about X billion USD in 2017 and it is expected to reach XX billion USD in 2023 with an average growth rate of X%. United States is the largest production of Food Processing and Packaging Equipment Market and consumption region in the world, while China is fastest growing region.

Geographically, Food Processing and Packaging Equipment market report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue. The major regions involved in Food Processing and Packaging Equipment Market are (United States, EU, China, and Japan).

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Commercial Meat Processing Equipment Market Report: Leading Vendors Five Forces Analysis, CAGR, Research Methodology Analysis and Forecast 2021

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Commercial Meat Processing Equipment Market new report offers key vendor landscape, CAGR with market dynamics and forecast. The leading companies include: Hobart, Vollrath, BIRO Manufacturing Company, Sirmans and more, along with Regional Analysis which covers Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East Africa. The report also tells about product types and applications mentioned in Commercial Meat Processing Equipment Market in addition to a SWOT analysis of the manufacturers.

Meat processing equipment is used for converting the raw ingredients of meat to a ready-to-cook form that makes it easier for the user to cook. Meat processing equipment covered in the report are meat cutters, meat blenders, meat tenderizer, meat grinders and mincers, meat smoking equipment, meat massagers and others. The end-users included in the report are the commercial end-users of meat processing equipment such as supermarkets, hotels and restaurants, butcher shops, slaughter houses and catering companies. The end-users excluded in the report are the users of industrial meat processing equipment.

Commercial Meat Processing Equipment Market Trends Gaining Momentum: One trend in market is influx of new products with advanced technology. The global players in the meat processing equipment industry are trying to improve the features of machines for the ease in operations. The meat processing equipment industry is experiencing the adoption of automotive solutions. The company called Pivo offers electric meat processing grinders with reverse function. The reverse functioning option helps to avoid jamming, locking of knobs, and food pushing.

Drivers of Commercial Meat Processing Equipment Market: According to the report, one driver in market is increasing number of supermarkets that offer meat products. As the consumers extend preference toward the processed meat, supermarkets are one of the key end-users of meat processing equipment. Supermarkets offer a variety of processed meat items. The meat products available in the supermarkets are processed such that it is easy to cook them. The high nutritional content of processed meat makes the food a preferred choice among many end-users and the increased demand for such products encourage many retails stores such as supermarkets to increase their offerings in the segment. This results in a simultaneous increase in the demand for commercial meat processing equipment in the supermarket’s segment.

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Ensuring Food Safety and Sanitary Design in Food Manufacturing Facilities

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Food manufacturers face all of the usual challenges when designing a new facility or expanding an existing one: market uncertainty, return on investment hurdles, and capital constraints, to name a few. But in addition, food manufacturers must meet very high standards for food safety and sanitary design.

While it may seem that approaches to ensuring food safety and sanitary design would not change significantly over time, there are several recent factors impacting decision-makers. Consumers’ preferences for minimally processed foods with nontraditional savory and exotic ingredients influence facility and process design. Non-GMO, allergen-free, local, and other trends impact recipes and ingredient supply chains. After preparation and cooking, material flow paths, room separations, and HVAC must be carefully addressed to ensure no recontamination or adulteration is possible. Redundant dedicated processing equipment, restrictions on production schedules, and more complicated sanitation procedures may be required. It is now very common for food manufacturers to conclude that existing equipment cannot be adequately sanitized and must be replaced. Furthermore, after a certain point, the hurdles to ensuring food safety and implementing best practices in sanitary design are so great that a decision is made to retire a plant and build a new facility.

Sanitary Design: A Brief History
During the Reagan years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stopped approving construction drawings. Sanitary design responsibilities shifted to owners and operators. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) cGMPs (current good manufacturing practices) were not as prescriptive or detailed as the USDA’s had been at that time. Kraft had the best standards for sanitary design of equipment and ran training courses for vendors and design firms. Buyers could specify “The Kraft Standards” as an option on many pieces of food processing equipment.

Around 2002–2004, the AMI (now the North American Meat Institute (NAMI)) led two task forces which built on the designs promoted by Kraft and expanded the discussion to bring in best practices from the leading manufacturing and plant design firms. Updated in 2014, the equipment checklists are available on the NAMI website. The facility design guidelines are available from consultants and design firms as well as from Commercial Food Sanitation. Building on these efforts, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the American Institute of Baking (ABI International), and other groups adjusted the approaches for low-moisture, produce, dairy, nut processing, and other sectors.

Standards, checklists, guidance documents, and certifications are also promoted by other groups. 3A and Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) standards are well established for the dairy industry. And 3A, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) develop standards for meat and poultry equipment. The European Hygienic Design Group (EHEDG) certifies equipment. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is also active.

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USDA grant to help Franklin County CDC improve food processing

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The Franklin County Community Development Corporation just received a half a million dollars from the USDA.

The 3 year grant will help the Franklin County CDC improve their food processing center and increase sales to institutions and retail markets.

The Franklin County Community Development Corporation is based in Greenfield. They work with food entrepreneurs and farmers, to help them create products for stores.

They’ll use some of the grant money to purchase a washer chiller and dryer conveyor belt, and a bag sealer, an equipment that’ll help increase efficiency at their western Massachusetts Food Processing Center.

“Everything that those pieces of equipment will do, are being done manually right now so this will help us able to double our capacity for the number of pounds of veggies we freeze in a day,” said Joanna Benoit, Food Business Development Specialist at the Franklin County CDC.

Benoit told 22News the new equipment will help them increase the amount of frozen vegetables they produce.

They will soon be able to place the frozen foods in their 2,800 square foot cold storage facility, that’s under construction.

They expect construction to complete in about 3 weeks

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Global Food Processing Equipment Market Analysis 2017 – Forecast to 2023

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The report contains up to date financial data derived from varied research sources to present unique and reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market during the next five years, including a deep dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides a comprehensive outlook about the market share along with strategic recommendations based on the emerging segments.

This report analyzes the global markets for “Food Processing Equipment”. The market assessment is performed through standard and the tailored research methodology approach. The market overview offers in depth analysis at the regional and country level, for instance North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, U.K. and Spain), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea and Rest of APAC) and Rest of the World (Middle East, Africa and Latin America).

Annual estimations and forecasts are provided from the year 2014 to 2023 for each given segment and sub segments. Market data derived from the authenticated and reliable sources is subjected to validation from the industry experts. The report also analyzes the market by discussing market dynamics such as drivers, constraints, opportunities, threats, challenges and other market trends.
Competitive landscaping provides the recent activities performed by the active players in the market. Activities such as product launch, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions and mergers, and other activities.

This report provides:
• Market Sizing estimations and forecasts across the given market segments
• Identifying market dynamics (Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges and Opportunities, )
• Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
• Regional and country level market analysis
• Competitive landscaping of major market players
• Company profiling covering the financials, recent activities and the future strategies

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Global $31.5 Billion Markets for Food Processing and Food Packaging Equipment, 2020

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The global market for equipment used in food processing and packaging is expected to reach nearly $31.5 billion by 2020 from about $25.7 billion in 2015, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2%, from 2015 to 2020.

This report focuses on the global market of food processing and packing equipment and provides an updated review including basic design and its applications in various segments of food processing and packing such as meat, fish and poultry, milk, fruits and vegetables, beverages, industrial bakery products and grains. The scope of the study is global. Each market is analyzed and its application, regulatory environment, new products and advancements, market projections and market shares.

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