Food & Beverage

The Food and Beverage industries strive to supply food to new markets quickly and inexpensively, convert to more efficient packaging techniques (e.g., single serve packets), demonstrate to consumers that their products are superior to those of their competitors, find new ways to transform ordinary foods into value-added (e.g., organic), or convenience products.

Taste, smell, appearance, and other sensory triggers are all critical aspects affecting the success of a food product.  Additional key factors a producer considers include shelf-life, stability, marketability, and obviously, costs.

Common Food & Beverage Industry Challenges

During handling of raw ingredients (flour, sugar, salt), additives (baking soda, citric acid, phosphates), or finished products (cereal, dry powder beverage), food manufacturers frequently encounter poor flow .  These problems can lead to process upsets, down time, and require frequent operator intervention.  Product quality problems can be triggered by spoilage (i.e., microbial growth) or powder caking, both of which are often the result of material stagnation in food storage bins.  Other problems may include attrition (breakage) of cereals, candies, or pastas, uneven distribution of seasonings, and drink mix segregation.  Poor material flow has been a root cause for some of the recent recalls of food products.

Common Materials Handled

Below, please find a shortened list of the bulk materials we have successfully handled in the Food & Beverage industry to date. Please note the below list is just a small sampling of the materials we've handled for clients in the Food & Beverage industry.

  • Flours (white, wheat, coarse)
  • Grains (whole, shelled)
  • Cereals and granola
  • Sugars (raw, cane, beet, 10X)
  • Salts (coarse, fine, blended)
  • Snacks and seasonings
  • Coffee (beans, flake, ground)
  • Candies and mints
  • Drink mixes
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  • Agar
  • Alfalfa Meal
  • Almond Meal
  • Apple Flakes
  • Aspartame (Nutrasweet)
  • Baking Mixes
    • Biscuit
    • Blueberry Muffin
    • Bran Muffin
    • Brownie
    • Cake
    • Cinnamon Streusel Filling
    • Corn Bread
    • Date Bread
    • Dutch Crisp
    • Fudge Filling
    • Lemon Glaze
    • Microwave Brownie
    • Pancake
    • Waffle
  • Baking Powder
  • Barley
    • Fines
    • Flour
    • Malt
  • Beans
  • Beer Stabilizer
  • Bran
    • Flake Fines
    • Flakes
    • Durum
    • De-oiled
    • Milled
    • Red Wheat
    • Rice
    • Unhulled
  • Bread
    • Crumbs
    • Stuffing Mix
  • Brewer’s Grain
  • Brewer’s Grits
  • Broccoli Particulates
  • Canola
  • Cereal
    • Chips, flakes, rings
    • Pellets
  • Cheese Mixes
    • Parmesan Cheese
    • Spray Dry
  • Chili Peppers
  • Chocolate
    • Chips
    • Crumb
  • Cocoa
    • Beans
    • Cake
    • Powder
    • Roasted Nibs
  • Coffee
    • Automatic Drip
    • Green beans
    • Crystal Flakes
    • Ground
    • Milled Powder
    • Roasted beans
  • Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chip
  • Corn
    • Grits
    • Ground
    • Meal
    • Milled
    • Starch
    • Syrup Solids
    • Whole
  • Drink Mixes
    • Cherry
    • Chocolate Milk
    • Grape
    • Lemonade
    • Punch
    • Raspberry
    • Skim Milk
    • Whole Milk
  • Egg, Powdered
  • Egg Product
  • Flour
    • Barley, Malted
    • Graham
    • Oat
    • Soy
    • Wheat
  • Frosting
  • Fruit Rings
  • Garlic Powder
  • Gelatin
    • Lime
    • Strawberry
    • Sugar Free
  • Graham Crackers, crushed
  • Grain
  • Granola Bars
  • Grape Nut Fines
  • Green Beans
  • Hominy Meal
  • Malt
  • Maltidextrin
  • Non-Dairy Creamer
  • Oats
    • Flour
    • Hulls
    • Rolled
  • Pasta
    • Rigatoni
    • Salad Pasta
    • Spirals
  • Peanut
    • Chocolate Covered
    • Crumb
    • Meal
    • Butter Cookie Mix
    • Raw Unblanched
    • Roasted
  • Potato
    • Chip Blend
    • Flakes
    • Starch
  • Pudding Mix
    • Butterscotch
    • Chocolate Fudge
    • Coconut
    • Pistachio
    • Lemon
    • Vanilla
  • Raisins
  • Rice
    • Hulls
    • Steamed
    • Whole
  • Rye, Medium
  • Saccharin
  • Salt
  • Seasoning Mixes
    • Barbecue Chicken
    • Chicken
    • Crispy Chicken
    • Fish
    • Meat
    • Mexican
    • Sausage and Meatloaf
    • Sicilian Marinade
    • Taco Meat
    • Teriyaki
  • Semolina
  • Snack Chip Pellets
  • Sorbitol
  • Soup Mixes
    • Beef Soup Base
    • Chicken
  • Soy
    • Beans
    • Flour
    • Hulls
    • Meal
  • Starch
    • Corn
    • Modified
    • Potato
    • Wheat
  • Sucralose, Micronized
  • Sugar
    • Beet Pulp
    • Brown
    • Granular
    • Granulated Cane
    • Dextrose
    • Milled
    • Powdered, 10x
    • Refined
    • Sucrose
    • 4x
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Tea
    • Black
    • Chamomile
    • Cranberry
    • Iced Tea Mix
    • Lemon
  • Wheat
    • Cracked
    • Durum
    • Flour
    • Midds
    • Soft White
    • Starch
    • Whole
  • Yeast

Food & Beverage Industry Clients

Below, please find a sampling of clients who we have successfully provided bulk material engineering services for in the Food and Beverage industries.

  • ADM
  • Frito Lay
  • Kraft
  • Cargill
  • General Mills
  • M&M/Mars
  • Domino Sugar
  • Kellogg’s
  • Nestlé
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  • A. E. Staley Manufacturing
  • Alberta Distillers, Canada
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland
  • Coca-Cola
  • ConAgra
  • CPC, England
  • CPC International
  • Domino Sugar
  • Fleischmann’s
  • Frito Lay
  • General Mills
  • Hershey Foods
  • Hiram Walker & Sons, Canada
  • Jel Sert
  • Kellogg
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lantic Sugar, Canada
  • Lipton
  • M&M/Mars
  • Maple Leaf Mills, Canada
  • Molinos ConAgra, Puerto Rico
  • Nabisco
  • Pillsbury
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Quaker Oats
  • Tate & Lyle, England
  • Uncle Ben’s
  • U.S. Sugar

Food & Beverage Industry Services

We offer a wide array of services for the Food & Beverage industries:

Whether you are feeding sticky food ingredients into a mixer, conveying powders from a storage silo to a weigh bin, or high-speed packaging of a dry powder beverage or baked goods, Jenike & Johanson can help you achieve reliable material flow and maintain food quality.

Explore our solutions, review case studies, or contact us so we can help you to solve or prevent costly material flow problems experienced in the Food & Beverage industry.