By Ray Almgren, CEO, Swift Sensors Since the start of the COVID pandemic, the protein processing industry has been hit hard and often by outbreaks of the virus among workers. So far, more than 50,000 U.S.-based meat and poultry production employees have...
By Alan Porter, Sponsored by Nuxeo Do you ever think about where the images on your product packaging comes from? How do they get there? How do the right images, text, and designs end up on the various different labels?...
By Mara Cohara, Ally Cunningham and Matt Walker, Lathrop GPM Fast-food giant Wendy’s recently announced that it would phase out PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances used in a bevy of everyday products – from its consumer-facing packaging in the United...
By Wil Schoenmakers at PA Consulting Feeding our planet in a sustainable way presents a complex knot of a challenge – one that’s interconnected and seemingly insoluble. One-third of all produced food is wasted, and yet 800 million people are...
By Jason Chester, Director of Global Channel Programs, InfinityQS® International, Inc. Data are the essential fuel to any food manufacturer’s quality assurance program. Data can inform you when there’s a quality issue, a machine needs maintenance, or a process requires adjustment,...
By Are Traasdahl, founder and CEO, Crisp For nearly a year, shopping for groceries and household items has felt a bit like the wild west. Whether by choice or by force, 75% of consumers tried a new store, a different...
By Marla Keene, technology writer at AX Control, Inc The COVID-19 pandemic affected the global food chain from farm to table. It damaged one of the most important sectors of the world economy with problems that are still influencing the...
By Alex Brown, technical editor, Form.com Since the start of the pandemic, the role of data in food manufacturing has evolved. Crucial touchpoints like safety compliance and quality assurance have transformed to meet swiftly changing protocols and burgeoning demand. As we...
By Robert Fernandez, Director of Economic Diversification, Parkland County Western Canadian provinces are sitting on 1.7 million acres of agricultural land that is ideally suited for the agriculture of protein-based pulses such as lentils, chickpeas, peas, fava beans, soy, and...
By Bennett Cohen, Partner at Piva, and Mengzhen Lei, Summer Associate at Piva In today’s grocery stores, cartons of plant-based milk dominate the dairy aisles and are only increasing in popularity. Products such as soy, almond and oat milk have...