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Statistics From November 2008 newsletter

Statistical process control in food manufacturing

Reduced waste and more consistent quality are just two of the benefits from using statistical process control (SPC). Rather than inspecting a product at the end of manufacture, SPC uses statistical tools to observe the performance of a process to predict significant deviations - effectively monitoring a process through the use of control charts. There is inherent variability in even a high quality product, which can be detected if sufficiently sensitive means of measurement are used. By collecting data from samples at various points of a process, variations that may affect quality can be detected and corrected. Campden BRI experts are available to help companies use SPC for a variety of manufacturing processes.

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