Innovative technology, food safety discoveries, groundbreaking legislation, and much, much more burst into the scene and helped to reshape the food industry landscape this past year. So needless to say, there weren’t any slow news days at Food Industry Executive in 2018!

Take a look back at some of our greatest hits of last year.

#1 6 Examples of Artificial Intelligence in the Food Industry

From supply chain management to cleaning processing equipment, artificial intelligence (AI) has significant implications for the food industry. In this article, we explore some ways the industry is putting AI to work — and some ways the technology can be used in the near future.

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#2 Vinyl Gloves – Protection or Poison?

When you see someone wearing vinyl gloves in a food plant, chances are you’re not thinking about how the glove material has potentially adverse effects on human and environmental health. This guest post takes a deep dive into how vinyl (PVC) gloves impact food safety and what the industry can consider as an alternative.

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#3 2 Foodservice Companies Makes Forbes’ 2018 Top 50 World’s Most Innovative Companies List

If there’s one publication that can pinpoint the movers and shakers in the business world, it’s Forbes. Catch a glimpse of how the food industry is performing in the innovations race in this post about Forbes’ Top 50 World’s Most Innovative Companies list.

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#4 What New Updates to California Proposition 65 Mean for Food Companies

Last August, new amendments to the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) went into effect. This article explores how enforcement of the new amendments and succeeding legal developments could impact the food industry.

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#5 The Food Processing Industry’s Top 10 FDA Violations of FY 2017

With the stakes being so high in the food processing industry, the FDA runs a tight ship when it comes to inspection observations. And last year, the organization completed over 10,000 observations. Check out this article to see what the most commonly cited violations were in FY 2017.

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#6 Top 10 OSHA Violations in Food Manufacturing in 2018

The food manufacturing sector racked up $7.3 in OSHA fines between October 2017 and September 2018. Although that figure’s a bit lower than in recent years, there’s still a long way to go for worker safety in the industry. Get inspiration for ways to improve in this article that breaks down the most-cited OSHA standards for 2018.

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#7 151 Food and Beverage Companies Secure Spots on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

Every year, Inc. curates a list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the United States. With food industry startups constantly making headlines for innovative product development and technology adaptation, it should come as no surprise that the industry is well represented on 2018’s list.

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#8 Anheuser-Busch, Nestle, and PepsiCo Are World’s Largest Food and Beverage Companies

While the health food space might be booming, consumers are still infatuated with beer and chocolate. If you’re not convinced, take a look at how some of the leaders in the food and beverage space stack up on Forbes’ Global 2000 list.

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#9 5 Reasons Big Food Is in Big Trouble

Consumers are changing the way they eat — and small companies and startups are responding more nimbly than big food. In this guest post from the CEO of The New Primal, explore why brands that have been around for decades might not want to get too comfortable in today’s marketplace.

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#10 4 Food Companies Rank in the Top 10 of America’s Most Reputable Companies

The food industry showed up on quite a few brag-worthy lists in 2018, including the Reputation Institute’s America’s Most Reputable Companies list. To see how food companies fared concerning familiarity and trust, give this post a quick read.

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