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INSIDER
SPOTLIGHT

TECHNOLOGY

OPERATIONS

Salads

Recipe management

Diving into line data
to hit operating goals

the satiation, incorporating a
semi-automatic filling machine
into production can be ideal."

PORTION
CONTROL

Overlooked opportunities

by Ryan Atkinson

HINDS-BOCK

THE EVER-INCREASING COSTS
OF INGREDIENTS, along with
the rising cost of labor, means
portion control is steadily becoming one of the most important factors in controlling overall
operating cost, according to
suppliers in the industry.
"We've seen a growing demand
for our equipment that quickly
and very accurately portions
flowable products," says Lance
Aasness, executive vice president
for Bothell, Washington-based
Hinds-Bock. "Consumers, on the
other hand, want to know that
they are purchasing a consistent
product each and every time.
Whether it be for flavor, label
concerns or calorie counting,
consumers expect to purchase
exactly what they see in the
package."
And it's not just immediate
cost that is driving the increased
interest in portion control.

"Food safety, labor issues and
rising ingredient costs are issues
that directly impact the necessity
of portion control equipment,"
says Andy Sigrist, senior product
manager for Unifiller, headquartered in British Columbia. "Savvy
food manufacturers understand
that portioning equipment can
facilitate greater production
yields and help manage costs
through accurate portioning that
results in less product waste and
labor. More recently increases
in minimum wages means that
manufacturers need to turn to
alternative production methods
using automation."
Portioning equipment can also
help create a more reliable consistent product, in taste and look,
which can reinforce the brand.
"We're seeing a greater
demand for portioning and
decorating equipment all over
the world," Sigrist says. "Whatever

Food production facilities may be
missing the chance to increase
efficiency and control costs, even
in fairly obvious ways.
"Some producers still fill by
hand, even at large plants," Sigrist
says. "While that can be an easy
solution, there are many drawbacks to this old-fashioned way."
For starters, manual depositing
can be tiring, time consuming

and straining, putting employees
at the risk of injury or neglect
when the task gets monotonous.
It also increases the likelihood
of contamination, Sigrist says,
which can impact the bottom line
in different ways.
"Allergens and cross-contamination are a concern now more
than ever before, so machines
need to be easy to clean, easy
to use and minimize downtime,"
he says.
But the top missed opportunity is still simply the chance to
reduce material expenses.

Smaller products need precise portioning, especially when dealing with
toppings or icings.

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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019
Editor's Note - Protein choices for all
Contents
The Wire - Organic food sales approach $48 billion
New ShopRite store features culinary center
Kroger piloting new Home Chef meals
WASTE NOT (as much)
Local focus
Bakery - Decorating trends
Sweet goods
Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
Sandwiches
Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
Sausage
Produce - Ripening
Avocados
Seafood - Cod, pollock, haddock
Food safety - Staying INSPECTION-READY
COMMISSARY INSIDER - June 2019
PORTION CONTROL
SPOTLIGHT - SALADS
TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - DIVING INTO LINE DATA TO HIT OPERATING GOALS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Editor's Note - Protein choices for all
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Kroger piloting new Home Chef meals
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - WASTE NOT (as much)
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Sandwiches
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
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