Combatting The Allergy Issue

Allergies are the most common chronic disease in the US. Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under age 18. That’s one in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. With numbers growing, more must be done to protect affected consumers. Here Darcy Simonis,…

Cooling Tower Optimisation

Food and beverage production requires a large range of temperatures. This means that plants must have effective cooling systems to deal with the excess heat. Removing the excess heat from the system requires a cooling tower, however, traditional designs require frequent maintenance. Here Darcy Simonis, food and beverage group vice…

Driving Sugar Milling Efficiency

Humanity has had a strong relationship with sugar for at least the last 10,000 years. Yet it was only in the 1700s that a mechanised means of producing sugar emerged, using steam engines for production. Surprisingly, steam power is still prevalent.  In a time when energy efficiency underpins competitiveness of…

Going Plastic-Free In A World Of Sustainable Food Packaging

Following news that a Dutch supermarket has opened the world’s first plastic-free food aisle, Robert Glass, ABB’s global food and beverage communications manager, explores the alternatives to plastic food packaging. While there has been extensive talk about the environmental considerations of food manufacturing and packaging in the last 20 years,…
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