An increase in diverse recipes and product portfolios means more changeovers during a shift. This significantly impacts on active production time.
Many powders used in nutraceuticals products are notoriously difficult to handle and can be sticky and poor flowing. Some of these powders have a tendency to segregate during discharge.
More and more, recipes need to be allergen free or diet specific, which will result in extra time time being spent carrying out
thorough clean-downs between recipe batches.