Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Every day in food facilities around the globe, microbiologists prepare and analyze samples looking for pathogens. As the recent outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce shows, those tests don’t always find the pathogens that ultimately lead to people...
The food industry is smartening up. With the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), food processors and suppliers are working together to reduce maintenance costs, uncover opportunities, influence productivity, and transparently track the supply chain.  From craft beer to pasta, here are some ways equipment manufacturers...
The inevitable labor shortage looming over the food industry encompasses more than an absence of workers. There’s a rising absence of skills as well. Because the 21st-century food industry requires 21st-century skills, employees who don’t retire in the next...
Consumers are reminded not to eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour MINNEAPOLIS, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail...
Pests and sanitation problems top the list of the FDA’s most frequently cited inspection observations in food facilities for FY 2017. The list, released last month, aggregates the observations cited on FDA Form 483s, which are filed “when, in...
In its recent Recall Industry Spotlight, Stericycle used data from federal agencies to shed light on food recall trends so far this year. Here are some of their findings. Food recalls spiked dramatically in Q2 2016, and more of this...
In anticipation of FDA regulations on the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, the National Pork Board (NPB) has announced their own proactive strategy. According to Pork Network, the NPB and 60,000 pig farmers in the U.S. stand ready "to...
In the past few years, interest in nanotechnology has grown exponentially. The official definition of nanotechnology, from the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative, is “science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.” What...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme: "Notorious Virus"- how to protect against the leading causes of foodborne illness. "Food...
The Associated Press reported recently on several potential food policy changes that could happen under a Trump administration. Food safety laws signed by President Obama and healthy school meal initiatives championed by first lady Michelle Obama face potential revision if criticism...

How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping...
3_steps_to_cleaning_compliance_for_food_ebook_Nilfisk

3 Steps to Cleaning Compliance for Your Entire Food Plant

eBook sponsored by Nilfisk In the food manufacturing industry, cleaning is business-critical. Not only are recalls an ever-present threat, but the FDA, USDA, OSHA, and...