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Benefits of Supply-Chain Transparency: An Interview with Geraint John of SCM World

The finalization of FSMA rules puts pressure on many standard food industry operations. Because your supply chain is not one operation, but many, it may feel that pressure more keenly than other areas of business. On the one hand, emerging technology makes it easier than ever to monitor, collect, and communicate data. On the other, tightening global standards, dispersed markets, …

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Talking About an Industrial Revolution in the Internet of Things

Your plant produces thousands of data points a day, whether you’re collecting them or not. The Internet of Things (IoT) is ready to make smart use of that data. But what specific tools does the food industry need to fully embrace this revolution? According to a recent Food Processing article, the first thing you need is a functional team. Gather …

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Pork Drug Pulled on Food Safety Grounds

Today the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) moved to rescind the use of the swine drug carbadox (commercial name, Mecadox) that’s been used to treat swine dysentery and bacterial swine enteritis for 40 years. Since its approval in the 1970s, carbadox’s manufacturers, according to FDA deputy commissioner Michael Taylor, have “failed to provide sufficient scientific data” to demonstrate carbadox’s …

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FDA Finalizes FSMA Rule on Food Transport Safety

On April 5, the FDA finalized the sixth of seven FSMA food safety rules, the rule to help prevent food contamination during transport. Proper refrigeration, adequate vehicle cleaning between loads, and proper protection during transport top the list of safety protocols manufacturers are now under deadline to follow. Larger businesses have one year from now to comply; smaller businesses must …

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5 Ways Technology is Transforming the Food Supply Chain

As sources diversify and consumer demands evolve toward transparency and wholeness, technology must play an ever-increasing role at every point in the food manufacturing supply chain. Some traditional processes will collapse, while others will expand in non-linear networks near and far around the globe. Here are five ways technology is transforming the food supply chain in response to its changing …

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Online Grocery Trends Report at Annual NFRA Conference

TEMPE, AZ APRIL 04, 2016 /PRWEB/ MyWebGrocer, the leading provider of eCommerce and digital marketing solutions to the grocery and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries, announces that MyWebGrocer VP of Data & Insights, Michelle Cote, will present at the 24th Annual National Frozen and Refrigerated Food Association (NFRA) Executive Conference. As industry experts forecast notable growth and momentum for online …

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What We Don’t Know: The Most Overlooked Food Safety Challenges

It may feel easier to pick up the pieces once a problem has broken to the surface, but to stay in compliance with FSMA, food companies must anticipate their risks. As with most preventative approaches, it’s difficult to know what you don’t know. We asked executives in the food and manufacturing industries to give us their perspectives on the most …

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T is for Threat-Assessment: Critical Controls for Adulteration and Fraud

According to Food Engineering Magazine, the well-known Hazard Assessment Critical Control Points (HACCP) are finding new definition around particular assessments of intentional contamination and food fraud. Since intent and fraud both imply human intervention, the critical control points (CCPs) for the T in “threats” differ in focus from simple proactive prevention of food-borne disease. Jim Cook, SGS North America food …

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Meat-Free Foods Market Report 2016-2026

LONDON, MARCH 21, 2016 /PRNEWSWIRE/ The latest report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global meat-free foods market. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $4,126m in 2016. Now: “Meat-free eaterie in Cork voted Ireland’s top restaurant” is an example of the business critical headlines that you need to know about – and more …

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FDA Final Guidance for Industry Acrylamide in Foods

The FDA this week released its nonbinding recommendations for reducing industry acrylamide in processed foods. Acrylamide is a chemical that can form in some foods during certain types of high-temperature cooking. Formation occurs most commonly in plant-based foods that are fried or baked above 120 degrees Celsius such as french fries and potato chips, cookies, crackers, breakfast cereals, toasted bread, …