Thursday, August 16, 2018
Whether you make use of ERP, HMI, MES, QMS, or FSQA applications, the right software can enable you to better document and share your processes, trace your supply chains, and take preventive and corrective action. Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor...
As FSMA rules go into more widespread effect, Food Manufacturing VP Jack Payne recommends a few key ways food manufacturers are sharing and documenting the required HARPC programs. Payne suggests streamlining access to key information across facilities. He identifies three focal points...
A recent Food Processing report reveals developments in industrial robotics that could prove profitable to food manufacturers--but they've still got a long way to go. New methods involving air pressure instead of traditional vacuum techniques may help end-of-arm (EOA) tools handle food...
One Chinese poultry company is setting out to become a leading international name in duck meat, a recent Global Meat News article says. Headquartered in Henan province, the Huaying Agricultural Development Co Ltd already supplies chicken and duck to a...
According to Meatingplace, the election of Donald J. Trump as President Tuesday throws American meat exports, and even the intact survival of the U.S. meat processing industry, into jeopardy. Trump has said he will scrap multinational agreements such as the...
As food supply chains evolve into increasingly complex networks, handling recalls with transparency becomes more complex as well, said Food Quality and Safety magazine recently. The linear, more traditional "one-up and one-back" approach no longer meets standards of transparency, either...
Changing American demographics hold strong implications for manufacturers, Food Processing reported today. Age, growing minority populations, and evolving family structures increasingly determine how food is developed, produced, packaged, and sold. Nutrition, portability, and transparency are top priorities for Millennial and Generation...
New research published this month suggests that food shoppers may be most confused by labels that say products "may contain" allergens. Allergens included as intended ingredients must by law be identified on the label. Precautionary labeling, however, is voluntary. Precautionary...
Soups and broths are back in vogue, and just in time for winter weather. Lauren Hartman at Food Processing outlines the latest flavors and trends. Companies like Progresso, Campbell's, Swanson, and Annie's Homegrown are offering options that cater to on-the-go...
Fluctuating supply prices are difficult for business. Examining the practice of futures trading in food, Food Processing Managing Editor Kevin T. Higgins suggests that better methods may be emerging. Rather than relying on market forecasts for commodities like wheat, coffee,...

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