With an increase in allergen awareness, consumer demand has pushed the responsibilities on to manufacturers. Failure to effectively manage allergens in the production process not only impacts reputation and profitability, it ultimately leaves you open to prosecution.
Increasing product variety is difficult to handle on traditional in-line fixed mixer systems due to the need for full clean-down each time recipes are changed.
Make-to-order recipes with shorter lead times can be hard to achieve if the production schedule isn’t flexible which necessitates a need for inventory storage and floor space.
New product lines increasingly contain allergens or are gluten-free which places more demand on equipment hygiene standards.