Food & Beverage
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In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law. This was the first significant food and beverage legislation since 1986. The law aims to prevent both health and economic impacts of poorly processed foods.
Title 21, § 117.40 of the FSMA outlines the cleanability and cross contamination standards to which plants must adhere for their products to be deemed safe and avoid recalls.
Power/mation and our industry partners not only supply these products, but in the case of German automation leader, Festo, they helped draft the legislation. The Power/mation sales team works closely with supplier partners to assess your application to verify compliance with the FSMA guidelines.
For details on FSMA visit the FDA website.
Meeting the Demand
According to the United Nations, “The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050.” Food producers in the United States will bear the greatest burden to feed future generations.
This is an unprecedented rate of growth. A major concern in the food and beverage space is simply product throughput — can you produce enough to satisfy the market demands?
Challenges seen in 2020 underscore the need to examine the fundamental ways we do business. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down facilities across America due to a human workforce contracting the disease and being unable to work. Similarly, product recalls and facility downtime are a symptom of ill-prepared facilities.
Maintaining a reliable human workforce in remote areas of the United States is an increasing challenge as production increases. Supplementing your application with automation tools such as robotics and equipment health monitoring can make your existing workforce work more efficiently.
Power/mation provides expert consultation to implement automation for new customers, or to update existing facilities that may even have legacy solutions in place.
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