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Process Analysis and Control in Food Manufacturing


Process Analysis and Control in Food Manufacturing

Tuesday 26th October 2021

12.30 - 16.15 (UK time)

This free on-line event is presented jointly by CPACT (www.cpact.com), IRTA Monells ( www.irta.cat) and Digifoods (https://digifoods.no/) of which SINTEF (https://www.sintef.no/en/) and Nofima (https://nofima.no/en/) are leading members.

Quality control, authenticity testing, and optimisation of manufacturing processes are common challenges in all areas of food production. This symposium will focus on current challenges and how advances in process analysis, modelling and control can support food manufacturers.  Overview presentations from Digifoods and IRTA will be followed by brief talks on advances in process measurement and control technologies relevant to food processing and manufacturing.

The presentations will be followed by a panel-led discussion on the technology innovations required to extend application of real-time process measurements and advanced process control across different areas of the food industry.

The event will be of interest primarily to those involved in the development and application of  advanced technologies for monitoring and control of food manufacturing, but will also be relevant to those with similar interests in other industries, where transferable technology solutions can improve control of manufacturing.   

Aims of the event:

·         Share awareness of developments in process measurement and control technologies in food manufacturing

·         Highlight digital innovations for enhanced performance in food processing and manufacturing

·         Share good practice in process monitoring, optimisation and control across process industry sectors


12:30-12:40         Welcome and introductions


12:40-13:10         Opportunities and challenges with in-line measurements of food quality

   Jens Petter Wold, Nofima

13:10-13:40         Insight on the use of non-invasive technologies for the food industry and consumers

   Elena Fulladosa, IRTA


13:40-13:50         Break


13:50-14:10         Data analysis/chemometrics in the food sector

   Frans van der Berg, University of Copenhagen

14:10-14:30       Inline NIR reveals unknown process dynamics and gives more precise estimates of batch quality – a case study from cheese production

   Ingrid Måge, Nofima

14:30-14:50         Innovations in hyperspectral imaging for food analysis

   Gamal El Masry, Suez Canal University

14:50-15:10         Innovations in Raman spectroscopy for process analysis in food manufacturing

   Brian Marquardt, MarqMetrix


15:100-15:20       Break

15:20-16:10       Discussion session

Expert panel members:      Carol Brigley, Mondelez

                                                Marion O’Farrell, SINTEF

      Karsten Heia, Nofima

     Jose Manuel Amigo, University of the Basque Country

16:10-16:15         Wrap up and thanks

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