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Need to catch up on the latest food industry news? Topics from our most-read articles for November include innovating to address rising inflation, an overview of the FDA’s Food Traceability Final Rule, and using structural flexibility to win seasonal peaks.

#1. A Multistage Approach to Solving the Labor Shortage in the F&B Industry

This article includes short-, medium-, and long-term solutions to help tackle the labor shortage in the industry. It also highlights approaches for addressing the root of the problem — how young people perceive manufacturing jobs — to make businesses more competitive.

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#2. Can Food Brands Innovate Their Way Out of Inflation?

This guest article by Talia Soffer showcases alternative ways to address inflation, including reducing waste by using it and simplifying complex procurement processes for ingredients and supplies. These solutions can shift food and beverage companies to a proactive stance when it comes to addressing the industry’s food cost problem.

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#3. Overview of the FDA’s Food Traceability Final Rule

The FDA’s Food Traceability Final Rule establishes traceability record-keeping requirements for people who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods on the Food Traceability List. This article outlines what foods are covered by the rule and the required record-keeping, as well as several exemptions that might apply.

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#4. Food and Beverage Manufacturers Win Seasonal Peaks with Structural Flexibility

This article by guest author Frank Paone discusses the disruption manufacturers faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the economic uncertainty driving consumers to seek out cheaper alternatives. Manufacturers continue to face logistics hurdles, but structural flexibility can mitigate risks and boost production to help meet consumer expectations.

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#5. Managing the Complexity of Beverage Logistics

This guest article by David L. Buss highlights how the pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains, while the demand for wine and spirits continues to grow. The article provides solutions for managing beverage logistics, including temperature-controlled storage and delivery and real-time visibility. 

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